Allow me to try to get a decent convo going with some masons and to try to set the scene a little for the angle that I am coming at, just so you fully
I feel the subject is so often turned into an us against them with the mason part of our community and I think this is just a misunderstanding...
Okay, here goes...
I was brought up catholic and from a very early age I saw the senselessness and the pomp and the hypocrisy... I saw the collection plate being passed
around and I wondered where all the money went... I saw the priest with a nice car and he had a nice place to live too...
Then I would look at the pope and rome with all the evermore pomp and riches and gold and flamboyance and I thought to myself is this what jesus and
god would want? Is repeating the hail mary really what god would want, etc...
Suffice to say I was on to them!
Then it got even more sinister when I got older and learned about all the other things some priests get up to with the alter boys!
Now, with all my first hand experience and knowledge of this religion and with the conspiracy that I had gleaned and the sickness that I had learned
about do you think I thought of ALL catholics as child molesting money grabbing hypocritical SOB's? Hell I didn't think of ALL the priests/bishops
etc like that, but I would most definitely be suspicious of them and their motives!
I looked on at the average catholic as a poor deluded soul, someone that has been taken in by a really blatant in your face scam... I felt sorry for
them, my family included... How could they not see, is what I thought...
So now on to masons, for a start you are a secretive bunch and that is bound to cause concern and suspicion, I mean even the catholics preached about
being open and honest etc, even if they were hypocritical about it!
But the point is whatever the conversation is regarding masons it isn't about the average joe! I'm sure people do not think YOU guys are involved in
some form of conspiracy... But I am sure there are elements within your community that are unsavory, and I think that secrecy could be used to
manipulate, even the masons. or especially the masons... Kinda pulling them in with the promise of more info to come! Kinda like how a soap opera ends
on a cliff hanger to keep you coming back for more... To draw you in and keep that cash flowing! I also think for some members there will be the
obviously I scratch your back if you scratch mine going on... I dare say that happens in any religion...
So I hope that kinda explains at least how I feel about it and I hope some of you masons can stop getting so defensive! It is not about you or even
your congregation, but about the sinister elements within the organization as a whole.