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  • Norwegian Tragedy And Absence Of Debate

    07/24/2011 10:47:23 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 7-24-2011 12:55 | Lucien Oulahbib
    Bitter criticism of Islam, a "grass-roots" profile, islamophobia: that's what "experts" immediately point to in the wake of the disaster created by a so-called "Christian extremist" (or, in contradiction, a freemason). Compared with the Oslo bombing and the Utøya killings, a small anti-christian killing in Egypt or elsewhere is explained simply as an act of an unbalanced lunatic, or as the effect of social tension caused by the "American-Zionist" masters of the universe. That is the iniquitous model of the bankable explanation presented to us. Without reducing the inexcusable aspect of his acts, let's focus on the circumstances in which...
  • Freemason Persecution of Catholics in Mexico [Catholic Caucus]

    07/08/2011 7:56:10 PM PDT · by topher · 134 replies · 1+ views
    Various | July 7, 2011 | Various
    Source URL's used/referenced: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutarco_El%C3%ADas_Calles -- In particular, the heading Cristero War: Anticlerical [Anti-Catholic] legislation enactmenthttp://milujciesie.org.pl/nr/catholic_church/painted_by_a_heavenly.html -- Painted by a Heavenly Hand In the 1920s and 1930s, the infamous Calles Persecution occurred in Mexico. During this time, Freemasons tried to bomb the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The bomb did go off, but not even the glass was cracked, which was not bullet proof and very thin [supernatural protection, apparently]. A 5 foot brass cross on the altar was not as fortunate. The tremendous force of the blast caused the cross to be curved. Many Roman Catholic priests were martyred...
  • Why the temple ceremony was changed in 1990 - LDS-Mormon

    10/14/2010 12:37:40 PM PDT · by delacoert · 54 replies
    Mormonism and the LDS Church ^ | unknown | anonymous
    Background surrounding the 1990 changes to the Mormon temple ceremonyAs noted on page 218 of their recent book Mormon America, Richard and Joan Ostling point out that the main source of Mormon converts comes from people already familiar with some sort of Christian background or belief system: "Mormonism succeeds by building on a preexisting Christian culture and by being seen as an add-on, drawing converts through a form of syncretism. Mormonism flourishes best in settings with some prior Christianization." Syncretism means "the combination of different forms of belief or practice" and also "to unite and harmonize especially without critical examination or...
  • Mystery Mason 'Jewels' Made By Revere?

    07/24/2010 8:01:27 PM PDT · by sig226 · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Masons found a full set of silver Masonic jewels stashed in the attic of Corinthian Lodge AF&AM in Concord, Massachusetts. The link goes to a news video. They say the set is handmade and 200 years old. The jewels are worn by the various officers of each lodge. They are literally a badge of office. Paul Revere was the orginal Master of Corinthian Lodge, and, of course, a silversmith. If these were made by him, they would be quite a treasure. Mystery Mason 'Jewels' Made By Revere?
  • The Not-So-Secrets of the Temple

    01/14/2010 9:34:48 AM PST · by Palter · 1 replies · 450+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Jan 2010 | HOLLY BRUBACH
    In the final days of a year dominated by repeated — and mostly unheeded — calls for full disclosure on the part of Wall Street banks, pharmaceutical companies, the N.F.L. and any number of other organizations, transparency arrived out of the blue from an unlikely quarter if ever there was one: the Freemasons. Thanks go not to Dan Brown, whose latest novel, “The Lost Symbol,” focuses on the notoriously mysterious fraternal order, but to Tom Sturgeon, a career law-enforcement officer, who was installed as Right Worshipful Grand Master for Pennsylvania on Dec. 28. His ceremony, in a break with centuries-old...
  • Good Catholics should not wear aprons

    10/30/2009 9:01:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 228 replies · 2,711+ views
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 30 October 2009 | Fr Ashley Beck
    A few years ago I was told that at the ceremony of induction of the vicar of one of the local Anglican churches, the Bible which was handed to him had embossed on its front cover the emblem of the Freemasons, the square and compasses. It subsequently came to light that nearly all the male members of his Parochial Church Council were "on the square", and his predecessor as vicar had been a Mason as well. This is not a "low", or Evangelical, church, but very firmly in the Anglo Catholic tradition, where a number of clergy and lay people...
  • Masonic Lodges Open Those Mysterious Doors

    08/26/2009 9:58:37 AM PDT · by BGHater · 47 replies · 2,271+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Aug 2009 | EVE M. KAHN
    A replica of a mildewed 14th- century scroll has been unfurled and displayed at a library in New York. An eagle clutching arrows and ribbons, on a tattered flag made around 1803, has just been restored and framed for viewing at a Philadelphia museum. Near Boston a museum exhibition decodes cryptic symbols like compasses and columns embossed on metal badges and embroidered onto aprons. That the public is now being enthusiastically shown these previously hidden-away items indicates that Freemasons in America are trying to shed their reclusive, somewhat fusty image. Tour guides at the groups’ lavishly ornamented lodges, mostly built...
  • Are You a Freeper Freemason?[vanity]

    06/06/2009 10:24:14 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 245 replies · 3,058+ views
    06/06/2009 | sonofstrangelove
    Are you a Freeper Freemason? I am looking for others like me.
  • What of Freemasonry?

    05/24/2009 10:20:53 AM PDT · by Logic n' Reason · 336 replies · 6,363+ views
    The "Net" | May 23, 2009 | logic 'n reason
    I have become very curious about the Freemasons and freemasonry in general. How does it "fit in" with the group of Christian religions...how about islam? What are the views and opinions of those at this site?
  • Masonic rituals live on

    01/23/2009 9:26:51 AM PST · by mnehring · 41 replies · 633+ views
    ...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...
  • Wintrop-Win Rockefeller: Bill Clinton & Mike Huckabee connections

    12/01/2007 7:36:28 AM PST · by topher · 38 replies · 1,948+ views
    December 1, 2007 | vanity
    For those who do not know the History of the Federal Reserve, a group of Americans wanted a Central Bank, and one of them was John D. Rockefeller. Now to get this Legislation through Congress, they enlisted Woodrow Wilson, saying if he would sign this Bill, they would get him elected president. They did that by getting Teddy Rooservelt to split the Conservative vote by running against incumbent President Taft -- so it was a three way race. Now there was a problem with getting the legislation through the Senate. But Senator Nelson Aldrich, the maternal grandfather of Nelson Rockefeller,...
  • † The Missal Crisis of '62 †

    09/18/2007 4:39:22 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 22 replies · 82+ views
    Robert Drobot ^ | 16 September 2007 Anno Dómini | Father Patrick Perez
    The Missal Crisis of '62Fr. Patrick Perez Whatever else may be said about modern Rome, at least one thing hasn’t changed: In its official documents, Rome chooses its language carefully and deliberately, and what is not stated can often be as important as what is. Bearing in mind this fact, and the fact that those writing Roman documents these days are thoroughly imbued with the post-conciliar mentality, one condition of all the recent indults granted for the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass should arouse immediate suspicions on the part of any Catholic who still retains his ability to...
  • Masons gain tenuous foothold in Cuba

    05/15/2007 5:45:25 PM PDT · by uglybiker · 6 replies · 259+ views
    Chicago Tribune via Boston Globe ^ | April 24, 2005 | Gary Marx
    HAVANA -- In a nation dominated for generations by President Fidel Castro and the Communist Party, one group is emerging as a refuge for those chafing under the constraints of daily life on this Caribbean island. Widely popular before the 1959 revolution, Cuba's Masons suffered a precipitous decline in ensuing decades, but the group has since recovered its appeal, as some Cubans look for an alternative to the uniformity inherent in the nation's one-party system.
  • SOURCES: FORMER PRESIDENT GERALD FORD'S HEALTH TAKES TURN FOR THE WORSE... DEVELOPING...

    12/15/2006 11:35:31 PM PST · by halosfan2002 · 109 replies · 5,719+ views
    Drudge ^ | 12/16/06 | Drudge
    SOURCES: FORMER PRESIDENT GERALD FORD'S HEALTH TAKES TURN FOR THE WORSE... DEVELOPING...
  • Mormon connection to Masons explored ahead of 'Da Vinci Code' sequel

    01/20/2006 10:28:11 AM PST · by TFFKAMM · 412 replies · 7,284+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 1/13/06 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Dan Brown clearly enjoys playing with legends, history, symbols and secrets. And readers' minds. In his best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, Brown wove all these - real and imagined - into a breathless mystery about Christianity, Mary Magdalene and the Divine Feminine that has spawned an industry of de-coders eager to separate fact from fiction.     Now that he has turned his attention to the mysteries of Freemasonry, the centuries-old fraternal order, the new book also might deal with Mormonism.    But rather than announce the Da Vinci sequel in a news release, Brown embedded tantalizing clues to its subject...
  • Cuban Freemason Dr. Alfredo Manuel Pulido Lopez is being held prisoner in Cuba.

    08/23/2005 7:04:49 PM PDT · by WJHII · 3 replies · 329+ views
    Cuba Net ^ | 08/23/2005 | William John Hagan and Rebeca Rodriguez Souto
    Cuban Freemason Dr. Alfredo Manuel Pulido Lopez is being held prisoner in Cuba. My name is William John Hagan and I am an American Journalist who is working to get Brother Pulido freed from his political prison in Cuba. If any Brother reading this is are in the employ of a government or agency which could put gentle pressure on getting Castro to free Brother Pulido then please contact me at: William_Hagan@excite.com Or visit me on the web at http://williamjohnhagan.blogspot.com This man will soon die without our help. Below is a letter from his wife regarding this matter. Freeing Brother...
  • Ideas Have Consequences (Droleskey)

    06/15/2004 10:36:07 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies · 578+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | 6/14/2004 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    Seattle Catholic(www.seattlecatholic.com / seattlecatholic@hotmail.com) June 14, 2004 Ideas Have Consequences by Thomas A. Droleskey Although it has become au courant to minimize the influence of Freemasonry in American politics and culture, the evidence for the overwhelming influence of the ethos of Freemasonry in this country is massive. The essence of Freemasonry is as follows: that it is necessary to convince men of "good will" that denominational religion in general-and Catholicism in particular-is divisive. Men must see each other as brothers, working by means of natural virtue to pursue the common good without doing or saying things that might divide a...
  • Idiot Protester Alert: Man Chains Himself To Wrong Building

    03/19/2003 8:53:12 AM PST · by poindexter · 153 replies · 764+ views
    The Olympian ^ | 3/19/2003 | SCOTT GUTIERREZ
    <p>Jody Mason of Olympia is locked to the Washington State Grange office building Tuesday to protest war. He intended to chain himself to a federal Department of Energy office building, but discovered he was at the wrong location.</p> <p>OLYMPIA -- A man spent hours chained to the wrong building Tuesday in an ill-planned effort to protest war with Iraq, police said. Jody Mason padlocked himself to an entrance of the Washington State Grange building at 924 Capitol Way S., thinking it was a sub-office of the U.S. Department of Energy.</p>