reply to post by KSigMason
Exactly what point makes us that?
Why would i bother going into an explanation of that, if you would just shoot it down?? You're a Mason. You're emotionally invested in it. You want to
protect it's reputation.
Fortunately, I know whatever social agenda Masonry concerns itself with, is not true.
What I consider true, others don't. Therefore, if all you've ever been exposed to is the spirituality of Masonry, the perennial philosophy etc, then
of course the goals - the social agenda - of masonry will appear not just innocuous, but the expression of the true divine will, and not the
counterfeit version of the worlds elite, vying against their creator.
So wearing a lambskin apron and a few ceremonies makes it pretentious?
Its emphatic focus on hierarchy is what makes it pretentious.
The lamb skin apron, although I know has 'symbolic meaning', when combined to the overall gaudy nature of masonry, makes that symbol too, quite
It's pretentious. It's beginnings lie in aristocracy. The UGLE is headed by an aristocratic, and has been for years. The British Nobility is pure and
utter evil. Gnostic nonsense.
So why do i reject Masonry? Because I reject Gnosticism. I believe the target of the Gnostics, whether Christian, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist
(particularly the first two) are the Jews. And as for those Jewish masons, some, if not most, hold to a Gnostic philosophy, superimposed on the
Torah/Bible, and they too hate Jews - authentic Jews who follows Judaism. So yes, while it is very ironic that Freemasonry adopts Hebraic metaphysical
ideas - the concept of Hiram Abiff, the two pillars of Yachin and Boaz, and other Kabbalistic concepts, it's philosophy is rooted in what Isaiah terms
"those who confound good with evil and evil without good". This secular religion. No wonder masonry can claim they are not religious. That might be in
fact the essence of the order.
I study metaphysics in private. I have many books on many different subjects; Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. I don't need a
special order that would probably corrupt me. Eventually, i would get suckered in. Bit by bit, as anyone who knows the nature of the mind, we can
never really trust ourselves. That's if, you subscribe to a philosophy of fixed morality, and not a morality that ceaselessly changes based on
circumstances and situation. Not a religion of hypocrisy where the only hypocrisy is when you genuinely subscribe to a belief system and contradict
it. Such a hypocrite, a person with no fixed values, who says one thing and can do another because his deepest system of thought says so, disgust me.
It is the apex of spiritual arrogance, and Godlessness, and yet such people think they know God.
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