reply to post by Beretta
Okay, let's look at your argument in a logical manner. You said Masonry is demonic and we denied it, so you call us low level members. A
logical mind would say we are privy to far more information than you are so we'd know better than you. Unless you think yourself smarter and that
"low level Masons" are just ignorant. Do you not think we research this stuff too? Do you have such a superiority complex that all rational thought
Plus, you don't know where we stand in the Masonic fraternity. Nor do I believe that you know how Freemasonry is operated and structured. I bet you
have some common misconception, but I doubt your beliefs are accurate.
Freemasonry is a blend of occult, paganism, satanism, demonology and spiritualism. It is not of God!
According to you, but your opinion is not fact.
As for Masonic symbols, we see that serpent worship is rampant within Masonry.
Where in Freemasonry is serpent worship rampant? Please tell me in what degree or body that this occurs?
But, Masons also consider the Serpent to be the Savior of the World!
No we don't.
Fanatics are so sad.
Masons have mixed idolatry, paganism, the occult, Kabala, fertility cults, Satanism, spiritualism, demonology, and put it into a blender and
come up with the Masonic religion.
Freemasonry doesn't meet the basic requirements to be considered a religion. Also, an exercise or behavior used in a religious act doesn't necessary
mean that act is uniquely religious. A simple example: Drinking water and eating bread at the Eucharist doesn't mean that every-time I drink water or
eat bread (as part of a sandwich or toast) that I'm taking part in the Eucharist.
Also, symbols don't have an exclusive, singular, or unique meaning. They are arbitrary and ambiguous, meaning they change meaning and interpretation
with the intent of the user and eyes of the beholder.
Masons say they offer new candidates "the light".
Light = knowledge.
The light they are actually giving is: Lucifer. The Christian Bible says that Satan walks to and fro on this earth masquerading as an "angel
of light", that many might be deceived.
Light is a common symbol among all cultures and religions. Lucifer was only a Babylonian King (Isaiah 14:4) and Lucifer was a mistranslation by St.
Jerome in the 4th century. The true translation was "Day Star, Son of the Morning" and in Jerome's time the Day Star or Morning Star was called
Lucifer (today we know it as the planet Venus). Christ is referred to as the day/morning star and the Bible says to let the light of the morning star
into our heart. As most royalty is, Jesus is described as illustrious and shining.
reply to post by Afterthought
I know one Lodge I go to once in a while has there windows open and meet in the day time. Also, our buildings are well lit. And most Lodges meet at
night after everyone is done at work, school, or whatever daily vocation takes their time. Some Lodges meet in the day time, but that's because they
meet on the weekend.
Our privacy is not an indication of wrongdoing. There is nothing wrong with our privacy.
All parts of our initiation are explained to the members.
reply to post by Xoanon
All you're doing is making assumptions. Show me proof.
reply to post by thePharaoh
The "tier" that coordinates the Lodges is called a Grand Lodge, or in some areas, a Provincial Grand Lodge.
There is no shadow tier. You obviously don't know how Freemasonry operates and is structured. Thanks for playing.
google "the knights of malta"
Not all Orders of the Knights of Malta are connected to the Masons. There is one group that falls under the Masons, one that falls under the Catholic
Church, and other misc. groups. The same goes for the Knights Templar. Just like Freemasonry these names are not copyrighted and so anybody can use
reply to post by AugustusMasonicus
The only Grand Lodges in Africa we (at least the Grand Lodge of Idaho) recognize is Gabon; Benin; Burkina Faso, West Africa; Cameroon; Ivory Coast;
Madagascar; Senegal, West Africa; South Africa; and Togo.