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reply to post by MagnumOpus
A mason is a man, who has been initiated, passed, and raised, in a regular masonic lodge.
Your definition is meaningless.
Maybe English isn't your first language.
I personally like Reagan. I think he would have made a great mason. Other masons may disagree. But then since we have free will and all, we can be like that.
But in the grand scheme of life, Ronald Reagan was given an honorary membership in the Scottish Rite. He was not a mason, a freemason, or a Shriner. He was an honorary member of the Scottish Rite.
Unless you can prove that he was raised to the sublime degree of master mason in a legally constituted master masons lodge, you just wrong. I am sorry. I wish you were right.
And if you ever get real bored, do check out the link to the JFK speech. It does a great job of explaining whey conspiracy folks get it wrong so often.
...as JFK knew they were behind the uprising of the Anti-Communism issues in the US and was the system that attempted to bully he and Eisenhower on the Anti-Communism craze.
Kennedy referred to the Communist threat as “an enemy, power[full], unrelenting and implacable who seeks to dominate the world by subversion and conspiracy.” source
Even while running for President in 1960, JFK appealed to the "tough on the Soviets" issue by consistently hammering at Eisenhower for America's supposed lack of leadership, and America "falling behind the Soviets." It was JFK, promising more money for defense spending and American readiness when he charged Eisenhower for allowing a non-existent "missile gap" to develop between the U.S. and Soviet nuclear arsenals. And it was JFK, who during the debates with Nixon, charged that Eisenhower policy had resulted in the loss of Cuba. source
It was for these reasons alone, that holding the line in Vietnam was essential. It was JFK who increased America's troop number from 500 to 16,000 and he repeatedly insisted that while Vietnam might have been "in the final analysis, their war," American troops were nontheless not there "to see a war lost" and that he totally disagreed with those who were suggesting the idea of a pullout. "I think that would be a mistake," he said to Walter Cronkite in 1963. source
hon·or [on-er] Show IPA
honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: a man of honor.
a source of credit or distinction: to be an honor to one's family.
high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank: to be held in honor.
such respect manifested: a memorial in honor of the dead.
high public esteem; fame; glory: He has earned his position of honor.
hon·or·ar·y [on-uh-rer-ee] Show IPA
given for honor only, without the usual requirements, duties, privileges, emoluments, etc.: The university presented the new governor with an honorary degree.
holding a title or position conferred for honor only: an honorary president.
(of an obligation) depending on one's honor for fulfillment.
conferring or commemorating honor or distinction.
given, made, or serving as a token of honor: an honorary gift.
When you get around to reading the whole story on the JFK and RFK issues on Communism per Cuba and Russia, you will find there is much more to the story that you present here.
JFK was working with Khruschev and Castro on Peaceful co-existence and it was within weeks of happening.
JFK and RFK bite into the poison pill on overboard Red Scare games for political advantage and to survive McCarthy and his Communist behind every tree games.
If you had been a self-starter and not just an empty minded follower, you could learn the real elements of religion linked to the Fertile Crescent and the group known as the Creator Gods and the relevance of Enki and and his descendants, like Enoch. You could also learn of Enlil.
In the great scheme of things the Masons only teach ignorance and distruction.
It is amazing the level of hate that is aimed at a society that formed what became the Constitution of the US, and the understanding of the problems in Europe and the Middle East that needed to be addressed to form a Democratic Republic that banned religion in Govt. for the good of We The People. It was unfortunate that these studies had to be conducted underground to avoid the hate and resistance of the organized religion types. It is also time this greater knowledge and truth is allowed to come into the light without the hate of organized religion's intentions to attempt to keep these truths supressed. link
In a February 22, 1988, letter from President Reagan to Grand Commander Kleinknecht (a copy of which was printed in The New Age Magazine, April 1988, inside front cover), the President said he commended "the outstanding charitable work of the Masons as one of our nation's oldest fraternal organizations." He also thanked the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, Grand Commander, for "the framed certificate of membership," and said he was "honored to join the ranks of sixteen former Presidents in their association with Freemasonry."
Over Ronald Reagan's long career as both an actor and a politician, he had been involved with events and charitable causes supported by Freemasonry and the Shriners. He is often listed as a Freemason, or a member of the Shrine. Now Freemasons thought a great deal of Ronald Reagan without question, but President Reagan was never a Freemason himself.
Now here's where people get confused. On February 11, 1988, the Grand Master of Washington, D.C. presented President Reagan with a "Certificate of Honor" which said that President Reagan's life was a testament to his firm belief in brotherly love, relief, and truth, and his service to the public has broadened the applications of temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice to the benefit of all mankind. But the certificate was given to Reagan to acknowledge his life's work--he was not made a Mason by the Grand Master of Washington, D.C.
I see---so you are interested in my Mumbo-Jumbo...
I am not interested in your dumb rituals and won't ever want to be a Mason...
What is important is The President himself called himself a Mason and at the same ranks at 16 others. Which means the President himself called himself a Mason!
And called Masons only a Fraternity, which means it is only needed to be termed a member. Reagan was a member, which equals MASON.
so that is all that matters here.
There have been lots of people reject the Masons after they get up near the top and find they have been had. [snip]
Mason Demit process
I have no opinion on the Masons...
However, when you have an Organization that prides itself on Secrets.
You can't act all surprised when people question your motives.
You can't be surprised when people tie you to Conspiracies.
Maybe the OP is totally wrong. Prove it without threats and insults.