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Hiram

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Jul 7, 2010
 

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200 years ago, Freemasonry meant something. Today is is a mere social club that has lost it's way. The Freemasons of yesteryear would roll over in their graves if they only knew. What a sad joke, a bunch of popus men who think they are better than most others. Their numbers have dwindled to almost nothing, as it will continute to until it is laughed off the earth for good.
Tin Machine

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Jul 8, 2010
 
Hiram wrote:
200 years ago, Freemasonry meant something. Today is is a mere social club that has lost it's way. The Freemasons of yesteryear would roll over in their graves if they only knew. What a sad joke, a bunch of popus men who think they are better than most others. Their numbers have dwindled to almost nothing, as it will continute to until it is laughed off the earth for good.
Well that is the dumbest thing I ever heard.
Freemasonry means the same thing it meant for more then 300+ years. Yes it is a social club in a way. In reality it was and is the original social networking site.

Lost it's way? Why is that? They hold the same goals and morality as they did from it's inception. if anything that makes it better in these times were many people have abandoned these simple morals.
They'd roll over in their graves? I don't think so. Freemasons hold equality most dearly and typically emulate the best of morality and charity and brotherly love.

You are partially correct with regards to the numbers of members being reduced to appropriate numbers. The boom after the 2nd world war just over inflated the numbers for a few decades.
If you look at the numbers according to population prior to the baby boom, you will see that they are just leveling off.
In many jurisdiction the numbers are actually growing with many discovering Freemasonry as young men begin to join in steady predictable numbers.

Freemasonry has saved the world before and will do so again if necessary.
Greg Husley

Beaver Dam, KY

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Jul 9, 2010
 
Tin Machine wrote:
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Freemasonry has saved the world before and will do so again if necessary.
Jesus saved the world, not some cult like Masons! Bunch of old turds just looking to take credit for everything.
richard

Louisville, KY

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Jul 9, 2010
 
Cult? U mean a bunch of people who believe in God, and strive to make the world a little better? An organization that makes men better? An organization that doesnt allow drinking religious intolerence, or political discourse to flow through its meetings? You mean an organization that has set up hospitals all across this country, who have helped millions of needy children? that cult? Well if it is im a christian and a proud member of the worlds oldest cult. 2B1ASK1
Baby Boy

Beaver Dam, KY

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My dad was a mason and him and his mason buddies would stay half drunk most of the time. Act all important in public, but drunks and theives in private.
richard

Louisville, KY

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Baby Boy wrote:
My dad was a mason and him and his mason buddies would stay half drunk most of the time. Act all important in public, but drunks and theives in private.
Then your father was not a true Mason. Because a true Mason is a Mason in his heart, and it is obivous that he never had it in his heart,.
Stan the man

Beaver Dam, KY

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Jul 12, 2010
 
Well if he had a card, he was a mason just as much as you. Masons do not raise money for hopitals, shriners do. Yes I know all Shriners are masons, but if the lodge had got off their butts and raised money, the shriners wouldn't even need to be around.
Tech

Chester, IL

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Jul 14, 2010
 
Stan is right, Shriners raise the money for the hospitals. The Scottish Rite and York Rite raise maoney for eye sight and stuff like that. Regular masons just raise money for themselves. Most Shriners never go to lodge anymore anyhow. But I do know several shady people who are masons.
richard

Louisville, KY

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Jul 15, 2010
 
Stan the man wrote:
Well if he had a card, he was a mason just as much as you. Masons do not raise money for hopitals, shriners do. Yes I know all Shriners are masons, but if the lodge had got off their butts and raised money, the shriners wouldn't even need to be around.
a true Mason knows a card does not make them a mason. And as far as Scottish Rite, im a 32nd degree. Know how i got that? Went to a 8 hr class and at end of day became a 32nd degree Scottish Mason. Shriners do a fantastic job. But at the end of the day, they are Masons. Look at the Masonic Homes and see what they raise. Look at Kosiar Hospital in Louisville, and you see Mason gifts all over. So a card isnt S**t. A ring Isnt s**t. It is what is in your heart and if a Mason sits on his lazy butt, then he isnt a mason either.
richard

Louisville, KY

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Jul 15, 2010
 
Stan and Tech i found this for you. Ill provide the link then the quote so u dont have to look it up unless you want to.

http://www.almenahshriners.org/shrine_origin....

In 1870, several thousand of the 900,000 residents of Manhattan were Masons. Many of these Masons made it a point to lunch at the Knickerbocker Cottage, a restaurant at 426 Sixth Avenue. At a special table on the second floor, a particularly jovial group of men used to meet regularly.

The Masons who gathered at this table were noted for their good humor and wit. They often discussed the idea of a new fraternity for Masons, in which fun and fellowship would be stressed more than ritual. Two of the table regulars, Walter M. Fleming, M.D., and William J. Florence, an actor, took the idea seriously enough to do something about it.
Dave Louisville Ky

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Jul 15, 2010
 
Amen!
Anonymous

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Jul 15, 2010
 
I think it's a fine organization!
richard

Louisville, KY

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Jul 15, 2010
 
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I think it's a fine organization!
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Harry monk

Chester, IL

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Jul 16, 2010
 
Many churches denounce Masons. It's a cult, it's that simple.
richard

Louisville, KY

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Jul 16, 2010
 
Harry monk wrote:
Many churches denounce Masons. It's a cult, it's that simple.
The Catholic Church has renounced Freemasonry as such since 1300's. Well more so the Knights Templars which are forerunners of Masons. Masons have never taught or preached to me more than a belief in God, and to be a better person. If that is a cult, then im there.
Pope Bendict really hates the Masons. In 1981 or 82 he came out with a strongly worded paper basically saying if you are a mason you are going to hell. Wonder what he thinks of priests in his parish that raped deaf students?
richard

Louisville, KY

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Jul 16, 2010
 
Harry monk wrote:
Many churches denounce Masons. It's a cult, it's that simple.
I suggest you either read up on masonry, trust me it is very intresting, or if you believe in God join a lodge. If there is anything that goes against your beliefs, walk away. No one will bite you. See for yourself instead of being led around.
John Masters

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Feb 11, 2013
 
Were Free Masons... also Jesuits? I heard this somehwere
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Oct 7, 2013
 
richard wrote:
Cult? U mean a bunch of people who believe in God, and strive to make the world a little better? An organization that makes men better? An organization that doesnt allow drinking religious intolerence, or political discourse to flow through its meetings? You mean an organization that has set up hospitals all across this country, who have helped millions of needy children? that cult? Well if it is im a christian and a proud member of the worlds oldest cult. 2B1ASK1
Yes, A CULT. A group who pretends to the lower masons that they love a good god. They are just covering up for the true fact they worship Lucifer. This is said as they prefer people who will do whatever as they are the scum of the earth.

So, yes a CULT.

Just a tactic for the sick mentally ill wealthy to control the people.
Scarecrow

Louisville, KY

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Oct 7, 2013
 
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Were Free Masons... also Jesuits? I heard this somehwere
No not so. Jesuits are a part of the Catholic Church. The Masons are a private institution. Up to the middle of the 20th century the Catholic Church recommended its members not be Masons.
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No not so. Jesuits are a part of the Catholic Church. The Masons are a private institution. Up to the middle of the 20th century the Catholic Church recommended its members not be Masons.
Yes, it is true a Catholic cannot be a Mason. This though has changed as Freemasonry has infiltrated the Catholic church and many others to discredit them. Did you know the Muslim Brotherhood are linked to Freemasonry. There name implies this as well as Freemasonry call themselves the brotherhood. I think a more apt name would be the PAEDOFILEHOOD as loads of Freemasons are PAEDOPHILES.

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