posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 08:51 PM
Originally posted by Nosceteipsum
I’m new to ATS and so far, I like what I see! It appears to be a very welcoming environment full of “free” thinkers which may I add is a rare
Ok sorry back to the topic on hand, I would like to know your general opinion on Jim Shaw….Good…Bad….Etc.
Jim Shaw is deceased (God rest his soul) but Trinityman has pointed out a very important fact.
The [ahem] Reverend Jim Shaw made many claims against Masonry. That's fine. He WAS a Mason and was entitled to his own opinion. HOWEVER to make
his book more spectacular (in a "National Enquirer" sensationalist fashion) he (a minister) lied about his accomplishments in Masonry to make the
book more desireable.
I cannot fathom why a so-called man of God would resort to lying (which the Bible frowns upon) but he did.
He was NEVER a Thirty-Third Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a Thirty-Second Degree Mason and received the K.C.C.H. (Knight Commander of the Court
of Honour...which is a step between the 32nd & 33rd Degree in the Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.) but again, NEVER received the 33rd Degree. He tells
all about the degree though (from an 18th century expose' of the ritual) and claims that this was the ceremony he went through. Funniest thing is,
the ritual he describes is VASTLY DIFFERENT from the 33rd Degree conferred by the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite and even MORE different
from today's versionof the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's Scottish Rite.
I have no problem with him deciding that Masonry wasn't for him and trying (with sincerity) to bring Christians out of the Lodge. Masonry isn't for
everyone, but LYING is NOT a Christian thing to do and a Christian Mason who lies knows nothing about Christianity OR Freemasonry.
My opion of Jim Shaw (upon whom be peace).