Skip to comments.Masonic rituals live on
Posted on 01/23/2009 9:26:51 AM PST by mnehring
...One-third of the signers of the Constitution, many of the Bill of Rights signers and America's first few presidents (except for Thomas Jefferson) were Freemasons, a fraternal organization that became public in early 18th-century England.
...Still, as the first president, George Washington had to come up with appropriate rituals for the new country. He borrowed many of them from Masonic rites he knew as "worshipful leader" of a lodge in Alexandria.
His Masonic gavel is on display at the Capitol Visitor Center. Until this inauguration, Washington's Masonic Bible - on which he swore his obligations as a Freemason - was used for the presidential oath of office. President-elect Barack Obama will use Abraham Lincoln's Bible.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Most people who write for the public about Free Masonry, are not really knowledgeable about the subject.
Most of what was written in this article is factually correct, but short in perspective.
Any attempts to associate Barrack Hussein Obama to Free Masonry are flawed.
Before the organization became public in 1717 it was Anti-Statist and committed to freedom of men.
Many Monarch’s and the Catholic Church at the time despised them because this threatened their power.
Things are different now. The Knights of Columbus in many towns associate with the Free Masons, and most have found a lot of common ground.
If you want to understand this subject converse with someone who is a Mason, not someone who wants to find hidden evil.
I have been a Freemason since I was 21.
You both hit the nail on the head, the conspiracies are simply literary archetypes. Just like with King Arthur legends for example, the little reality in most people’s minds have been replaced by literary fiction. Those stories build other stories, which build other stories. Pretty soon, when one thinks of said subject, they automatically assume the fiction, not the fact.
People drive by a lodge, in their minds they think of secret religious rituals with naked virgins dancing around a fire while we order politicians around... in reality, we are having a pig roast bbq out back while we raise money for Shriner’s hospitals.
> People drive by a lodge, in their minds they think of secret religious rituals with naked virgins dancing around a fire while we order politicians around..
Sounds like my old frathouse. I would’ve joined up if it were.(j/k)
Who keeps atlants off the map,
who keeps the metric system down
We do, We do
I have only been a Mason since 2001 and became a Shriner in 2002 but have found many people with strange ideas and beliefs about us.
Their ignorance is quite astounding.
Slàinte Mhath to you also.
de Texas Fossil
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Texas Fossil: "If you want to understand this subject converse with someone who is a Mason, not someone who wants to find hidden evil."
They say 'The Devil's in the details', but then again, so is God.
So the question should be; who are you looking for?
You never get Kraft noodles at our meals. I do all the baking myself and we have some really good cooks on board.
We are know to feed better than any lodge in the 91 st district.
As for the other comments.
I read years ago about a man who’s family did business in the middle east and he stated that over time they had learned “to only associate with those who seek the truth, but run from those who say they have found it.”
Ya can’t link from Ted’s site directly. :-(
Just rumors. If he was a member of a Prince Hall lodge, I imagine that lodge would be shouting it to the high heavens.
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