posted on Jun, 3 2005 @ 02:03 AM
Define first the principles of good and evil, first, then I'll tell you wether or not the masons are evil.
Mc donalds is evil, any company that is that big and has that many locations, has the potential to become an evil corporation. Masonry is also a big
Mc. donalds also has good french fries, and thay are cheap. That's good right? They create jobs in towns across USA.
Any organization has the potential to be viewed as good and as evil, so asking a broad question like this gets us nowhere as far as information goes.
If you want evidence and quotes, one must ask a more specific question in hopes of getting answers.
It is my personal belief that masonry is an inherantly good organization, because the reason it is founded promotes positive ideals. Ideals like
charity, brotherhood, and relief. It is intended to help its members, also a positive aspect.
The main reason masonry is attacked by non masons, is because masonry does nothing directly for individuals outside of masonry. It is because they
are too afraid to join, or because they won't admit to the belief in god; that these people don't become masons. Rather than learn about masonry
from masons, they learn about masonry from the interntet. The first sites they find are by some acid-head conspiracy nut, that says masons eat thier
first born children or something, perpetuating a falsehood. These people then refuse to validate the claim, and come here and clutter up valuable
discussion space with conspiracy nonsense.
But seriously, this discussion has no direction to it, what are we here to prove?...