Sunday, 5 June 2011

Freemasonry and Secret Societies

The Freemasons are the oldest and largest, world wide, all-male "brotherhood" fraternity that have so-called "lodges" across the world. Although of a religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. It urges its members, however, to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs. As a fraternity, Freemasonry provides an opportunity for men to meet and enjoy friendly companionship. In the spirit of helpfulness and brotherly love and guided by strict moral principles it encourages goodwill toward all mankind. Freemasonry is of a personal nature in its private ceremonies. Its ritual dramatizes a philosophy of life based on morality. It promotes self improvement. The tools of operative masons are used to symbolize and teach the basic principles of brotherly love, charity, and truth which Masons are encouraged to practice in their daily lives. Charity is a tangible way in which Masons help those whose circumstances in life fairly warrant it. The masons often raise and/or give money to charity and help with community work. Over the century, the media and such have often given a negative connotation to Freemasons and secret societies alike, referring to them as Luciferians or satan worshipers as they tend to believe in 'illumination' and such is revered as worship in Lucifer - being the morning star and the bringer of 'light' - illumination. Then again, who wouldn't think secret groups of people consisting of powerful men - world leaders and such, getting together and sharing time/information with each other, doesn't look suspicious in the public eye?

19 comments:

  1. i tried to become a mason but i had to be like 21 or something

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  2. wooow this kinda creeps me out.

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  3. Funny, I've saw about 3 buildings belonging to them, they even had a huge emblem at the front.

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  4. The illusion of power is the most destructive force in the world...

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  5. When I grow up, I want to be a freemason!

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  6. My friend is always going on about these secret societies and illumanati stuff, not sure how much I believe.

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  7. Huh, my dad's actually one of them but I've never thought anything about it.

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  8. It's kinda funny... they don't have a lot of publicity so they appear very secretive and since many members hold powerful positions in society many instantly assume that the freemasons must be trying to unite to rule the world.
    anyways, fascinating read. keep it coming.

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  9. Is the Freemasons really secret or are they just like trying to trick people into thinking that they actually know something important?

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  10. Free masons on a lower level aren't corrupt, but a large portion of their leaders are!

    Great read, keep us updated!

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  11. Secret clubs are weird to me. Although I'm down with anonymous crews online, lol.

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  12. I have relatives of relatives in the masons, i should probably get in on that.

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  13. I have an uncle that's a free mason. I do believe it is a requirement to believe in a "higher power" though. :/

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  14. I have a lot of family n the organization

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  15. I have a lot of family n the organization

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  16. I have a lot of family n the organization

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