As long time members and posters on this sub-forum are so sadly aware of, not a week goes by that someone of a fervent religious belief posts here
decrying Masonry or other esoteric or fraternal groups as evil/malicious/detrimental/etc, and then resorts to tactics that would be considered
hypocritical to their professed religion.
They are typically the same types of attacks;
Quoting authors out of context (Pike, Hall, etc) despite using know hoaxes or out of context paragraphs
Quoting non-Masons as speaking for Masons even when it is demonstrated that they are not members
Lying about membership to try and 'prove' a point
Attaching significance to the Scottish Rite Degrees as somehow more 'authoritative'
Alleging 'high-level' Masons run everything without ever identifying who these 'high-level' persons are
Lying about aspects of Masonic ritual to suit a conspiracy
Claiming that Masons who are also members of their religion are not 'true' Chrisitians, Jews, Muslims, etc
Lying about Masons worshipping something other than God
Claiming Masonry is Satanic/Luciferian/demonic
Claiming Masonry promotes pedophilia
and just basically making up anything to twist the truth to fit their narrow mindset
My question to all of you who exercise these tactics is that what your god, prophet, savior, etc would/has encouraged you to do and if not why do you
take such a tact?
Is it the relative freedom of anonymity that posting on the internet allows you?
I personally feel it is your weakness and insecurity with your own faith that you need to attack others who you perceive as not being the same as