2nd June 2021
A question re: Freemasons
This is a placeholder post. I’ll add info as I find it/ people send it to me, depending on my time.
The question I asked, dated 2 June 2021: https://www.facebook.com/sabhlok/posts/10159625376793767
The Netflix documentary (that I’ll need to see in full): http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/under1.html
Some info people have sent me:
The Victorian Freemasons website: https://www.freemasonsvic.net.au/
Freemasonry Education course and in perspective – by Kent Henderson: http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/under1.html
The Freemasons’ Guide and Compendium by Bernard Jones
Betty Sue’s story – a submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Braggion, Fabio. “MANAGERS AND (SECRET) SOCIAL NETWORKS: THE INFLUENCE OF THE FREEMASONRY ON FIRM PERFORMANCE.” Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 9, no. 6, 2011, pp. 1053–1081. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41305847. Accessed 2 June 2021.
MY COMMENTS ON TWO BOOKS PROVIDED TO ME TO READ
Someone gave me the following two books to read:
I found nothing in these books in terms of evidence of any real harms Freemasons are causing.
Instead, the claim in the books is that by helping others (e.g. doing social work) Freemasons are doing the wrong thing. The main grievance in the books is also that 1) Freemasons are a religion, 2) they are a false religion since they do not glorify only Christ. Anyone who doesn’t glorify Christ is called a Satanist by these authors. That doesn’t tell me anything except that these are extremist authors.
Personally, I’m not interested in finding out which of the hundreds of thousands of religions found in world history is a “true” religion. I have no religion and I question all of them – particularly when they become extremist in their approach. In fact, I find all religions to be quite ridiculous in some ways – and Freemasons is just one more of these systems of belief.
Having said that, I insist on people’s right to believe anything they wish. That’s called freedom of belief. I don’t care what people believe in so long as they are not harming others.