posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 05:45 AM
Thank-you for making the first sensible comment I've read, and at least it is one of your own.
As for Therron I do not know him personally, although like you I have read numerous threads on other sites as well as this one, that include some of
his comments. Some may look a little extreme, but one of the biggest problems with message boards is you don't know how the person has read the
previous post. Maybe if his membership had not been banned we could ask if he was offended by a previous post or if his response was intended in the
way it has been perceived by others. On that note I have noticed that only masons have been banned from this particular forum, mere coinsidence? or
another conspiracy theory in the making LOL. As for his comment to Public Gadfly, that is obviously a personal matter not to be judged by anyone
else, I have also read some of PG's comments and they are not exaclty friendly, informative or based on fact. If he was stepping up to me in that
manner I'd want to slap him down with a wet fish and all, but that is by the by.
As for the writing of God as G_d, it is not unusual, I was always required to write it in this manner in Religous Education at school, and there is a
particular reference to it being written this way I am sure, but I am no scholar.
Freemasons will defend their fraternity hard, it is something they believe, as in morals not religously, very strongly. I would imagine it is very
hard to have to keep defending yourself over the same misconceptions over and over again. Take the UK, any one who has been assisted by the quick
response ambulance teams throughout the many counties, received treatment in the specialist sections of a lot of hospitals, were an orphan and things
like that, donations from Freemasonry helped, but because they donate so much anonymously people just don't realise.
With regards to employment and mason's getting a job in front of someone else, it's a touchy subject admittedly. Many mason's would rather employ
a fellow mason because they know they can trust them. If you needed a babysitter would you use little joan from next door who you've seen grow up
over the last ten years, or sarah who happened to apply for the post. If your were guaranteed of getting a job becuase you were a mason I think
people would put it on their CV's. I believe there is something in the Book of Constitution regarding the employing of brethren,in which it states
if you are to choose between two people of equal skill, knowledge, experience, and equal in every way then you should choose a mason, but the fact
that would never actually happen if you take it as it's written negates the problem.
I believe you can still reach Theron via the masonic forums. A better place for informationregarding the craft as there is less speculation. And you
will also find a few mason asking questions about the fraternity. They hide nothing except the modes of recognition and they are generally really
I think I covered everything, but if not re-post the bits I missed.