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I don’t know what “rachet-like” men you’re talking about, because most Masons are not that.
Freemasonry is NOT a religion. At all. We don’t have any preaching, no talk of salvation. All we do is teach moral lessons that benefit men who believe in a God and have a faith they follow outside of Masonry because Masonry is not “a faith.”
depends. each symbol has a meaning and a purpose. explained to the initiated.
You’re partially right about the “truth behind life and humanity” part. It’s not so much truth as in new knowledge that people don’t already know about life via the Bible etc. Our “truths” are related to self improvement and freedom of thought. Our main purpose though, to answer your question directly, is to improve ones self. “make good men, better men.” basically. Everything that we teach has a purpose and is supposed to instill a moral lesson into he Mason that he applies to his life, therefore having a positive impact on all of those around him and his community. Most Masons (not all, but most) are Christians, and it actually kind of helps give a man another way to help keep himself in check and compliment his religious beliefs outside the Lodge.
As I had done so many times before, I said, “We meet this day to commemorate the death of our ‘Most Wise and Perfect Master,’ not as inspired or divine, for this is not for us to decide, but as at least the greatest of the apostles of mankind.”
As I spoke these words that I had spoken so many times before, I had a strange and powerful experience. It was as if I were standing apart, listening to myself as I spoke, and the words echoed deep within me, shouting their significance. They were the same words I had spoken so many times before, but had meaning for me now. They made me sick, literally ill, and I stopped.
The realization of what I had just said grew within me like the rising of a crescendo. I had just called Jesus an “apostle of mankind" who was neither inspired nor divine! There was a silent pause that seemed to last a very long time as I struggled with a sick smothering within.
———THE TRUTH ABOUT JIM SHAW, in response to the above quoted post.———- (by BDL, 32°——-
Let me tell you a little bit about Jim Shaw. Let me start by saying that a lot of the information I’m about to give to you came from an excellent book that both Masons and Anti-Masons should read. It’s called “Is It True What They Say About Freemasonry” By Brent Morris and Art de Hoyos. You can find the book online, and you can also go to this link to view Jim Shaws membership cards, letter of resignation, and other documents proving his fraud: http://rsmasons.org/archives/lsome/shaw.htm .
In short, Shaw was never a 33* Mason. He was a 32* with the KCCH honors, but never reached the 33*. Each time 33rds are selected their names are ALWAYS printed in multiple announcements and bulletins both online and on paper. Those are public documents that can be found with simple google searches. This really isn’t a huge deal anyway because even if he was a 33*, which he wasn’t, his claims are still completely idiotic and false. On this note, Shaw resigned from Masonry a mere 10 months after receiving his KCCH, which is 37 months before he’s even eligible for the 33rd degree. The only time Supreme Councils make exceptions is if a KCCH member is on his death bed before eligible for the 33rd degree, and IF the supreme council votes that he should receive it..just as an example.
He also claimed to be a “Past-Master” of a Lodge. Meaning that he was once the Master of a Lodge, which is just a fancy word for “President”. Again, officer selections are public documents that can easily be found if not by a google search, by contacting a Lodge and they will provide you with such documents printed in installation programs or the “minutes”. He was a Junior Steward (the lowest “officer” position in a Lodge) and was appointed Junior Deacon and after that resigned from Masonry. Lie number 2…Jim Shaw was never the Master of a Lodge.
Shaw talks a lot about how much money is required to get into the “higher degrees” of Masonry. He talks about thousands. It cost him no more than $325 to get his degrees. That’s IF he goes with the actual 14K Gold ring that is OPTIONAL for 32nd Degree Masons. Another lie.
He also talks about “blood oaths” taking place in the Scottish Rite. I’m here to tell you on my word as a man, there are NO blood oaths anywhere in the Scottish Rite. This is a simple lie that is easy for those that are uninitiated to believe because they don’t know any better. Another lie.
Shaw also talks about how much drinking takes place in the Lodges. In Florida where he was a member, and MOST other Regular Lodges around the country..alcohol is forbidden to be consumed or served in the Lodge. The FL actual rules are: “The serving of any intoxicating beverage in Masonic Temples or Lodge Rooms or at Masonic banquets is forbidden by Masonic Law. (1969 Proc. 58, 212)”. Shocker…more lies.
Another bogus claim by Shaw is our “resurrection” or “reincarnation” doctrine, which does not exist by the way. This is best elaborated on by the authors of the book mentioned above: “The legend of Hiram Abif is a simple story, apparently based upon Hiram the metalworker, mentioned in 1 Kings 7:13. In the Masonic tale, Hiram is the master architect of King Solomon’s Temple and one of only three Master Masons, the others being King Solomon and Hiram, King of Tyre. One day Hiram Abif is accosted by three Fellowcrafts who demand the secrets of a Master Mason. Hiram refuses to betray his trust and is murdered. The murderers are captured and executed. After a search, Hiram’s body is removed from its temporary grave and reinterred in the Sanctum Sanctorum. (Such a burial never would have been allowed under Jewish law, but that didn’t stop the authors of Masonic legend, who were familiar with the European practice of burying dignitaries beneath the floors of a cathedral.)” Then the authors go on to say: “The evidence is clear and consistent. Anti-Masonic authors, all with the intent of harming Masonry, have told the same story for over 250 years, which in this instance happens to agree with what Masons have said. Hiram Abif was murdered and buried in a hastily dug, temporary grave. His body was taken from the grave to be reinterred in, or near (workings vary) the Sanctum Sanctorum. There is no resurrection nor doctrine of reincarnation. The legend of Hiram Abif is not the only thing Rev. Shaw misunderstood while he was a Mason—Freemasonry teaches a reverence for truth to its members.” SO…this lesson was merely a lesson that he misunderstood, because it’s main purpose is to teach a life lesson…it does not teach a doctrine or religious belief in any way.
I could go on to use evidence provided by “Is It True What They Say About Freemasonry”, which provides scanned and photographed documents proving Shaw’s ridiculous and ignorant claims against Freemasonry, which simply were a product of his imagination and possibly brainwashing by an extreme religious group.
Lastly, Freemasons don’t believe “Jesus was an apostle for man kind” nor do we say that he was not “divine”. We aren’t a religion so we don’t teach that stuff in Lodge. We teach moral life lessons, not scripture. Shaw sounds like a crazy person to any Mason in reading this.
CLASS IS DISMISSED!