I have been on these forums for quite a while now, reading stories and exchanging theories etc. I am still by no means any scholar of Freemasonry,
however after now having joined the Masons I have a few points I would like to make. Bear with me.
#1. Nothing you ever read will ever make complete and total sense unless you are a Mason. Period.
I have read a lot regarding Masonry both on the web and off and after joining Masonry I have realized that my understanding of what I have read is
completely different. Masonry is an experience and as such, it's very difficult for people to describe what the experiences of Masonry entail let
alone speculate on it without ever having gone through it themselves. The only way to find the real truth behind what Masonry is, is to experience it
for yourself so as to better understand it and what you read about it.
#2. Freemasonry is different for everyone!
I have had the majority of my family plea with me not to join Masonry. They all have their own ideas as to what it is and what it entails. Being
raised by a VERY Catholic family and then joining the Masons was a very big deal for me personally. Tails of the end of the world being brought forth
by the Masons in their quest for world domination etc etc. Let's put it this way, if you work at Burger King and 2 of your co workers plan to rob the
diner, does this make the employees of the entire chain guilty?
As I said before in another post, Freemasonry opens doors to pathways while providing you the opportunity to do with them as you will. You join
Freemasonry on your own free will and accord and from that point on the decisions you make while involved are your own. Freemasonry simply connects
you to a global network of people who all share in the same bond, experiences and connection by which to grow from. Not all of these Masons are good,
most of them are. It's up to you to decide what you wish to do within Masonry and with whom you wish to do it with.
#3. There are no secrets.
This one I myself thought was BS before joining, however, once you join the Masons, you know what to look for and when you do, you will realize that
its EVERYWHERE on the web.
People think that because there were Masons who were convicted of kidnapping another Mason in the early 1800's for blabbing about them, they think
that Masonry is bad. At the time, everything that made the Masons who they were was very sacred to them. At the time, there were secrets. Secrets that
gave these men something to share amongst themselves that no other human being could share and experience and it was this that kept Masons together.
What you had then was an expression of how the great whole is more important than the one. The one being the mand who was kidnapped and vanished.
These things still exist today, however they arent secret any longer.
Now, before you castrate the Masons for those actions, consider this.
How many people have died at the hands of Catholics or
any religion fighting to become supreme or protect themselves?
If a member of the Vatican held a dear secret of the faith and openly prepared to disclose this information...do you honestly think he would live much
In summary, the point I am trying to make is, the real truth is in sharing of the experiences and moving forward with your life while learning
something new. It's up to you to do what you wish with what is provided although the hope is that you will use your experience and network for the
good of man.
If you ever really want to know what goes on, join. Until then, be happy knowing that nothing you read will ever contain the real truth as the real
truth lies within yourself.
I hope I have made some sense here in my late night rambling...
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