Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus
Originally posted by Wifibrains
I noticed the link he provided went to a revised version of the book and remembered the op saying it was published in 1917 and thought the revised
version may be edited and more resent.
The book I linked is the 1968 reprint of
the 1917 edition. I do not see where it said revised on the title page.
I wonder if BK will get on you about purposely lying about the sources you posted?
Ronayne's Hand-Book of Freemasonry With Appendix Revised, Enlarged Complete ...
By Edmond Ronayne
Here is your quote from the post in which you link to the material;
Here is the link again, please tell me what page the quote supposedly appears.
Edit to add: Notice where it says 'No results found in this book for crimes'?
The 2nd link you claim was your original:
Ronayne's Handbook Of Freemasonry
By Edmond Ronayne
Here is the link to the second text you claimed you had linked to the first time:
The book I linked is the 1968 reprint of the 1917 edition. I do not see where it said revised on the title page.
In the Master Mason's degree murder and treason are excepted or left to one's own option but here no crime is excepted - the bishop and preacher being
bound under oath to keep all criminal acts of a companion Royal Arch Mason coming to their knowledge profoundly secret. This is simply wicked beyond
I do furthermore promise and swear, that I will keep the secrets of a companion Royal Arch Mason when given to and received by me as such sacred and
This is the same as lawyers and priests however they are granted special privilege by the state to do so to properly defend their clients and for
religious protection respectively.
Freemasonry is not a religion as most all Freemasons will claim so they do not fall under this aspect of protection.
Nor are they granted special privilege from the court of law, or at least from any law I have seen.
So it seems as if the author was expounding upon this specific rule that he made the claim in his later book.
I happen to possess a late 1800's printing of a Royal Arch Mason's handbook so I will look into whether or not it is actually found within those pages
over the next few days.
edit on 4-1-2013 by FriedBabelBroccoli because: 101