Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:12 AM
Rainbow Girls are the younger Eastern Star members. That's what they were called.
Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:24 AM
While the Freemasons have no restrictions as to what faith the member practices outside of the society, some faiths frown upon the Freemason society. The Vatican, head of the Catholic Church, being one of them. For centuries the Vatican viewed Freemasons with suspicion, and forbade Catholics to join.
This does not mean that a Catholic cannot be a Freemason. Just that the Vatican forbade it, so for a long time (prior to the modern era) if a Catholic joined the Freemasons, they had to keep such membership a secret from the Church or face Excommunication. This is what Redhead was referring to.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 01:40 PM
Posted 21 December 2006 - 03:13 PM
Yes. I was aware of that.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 03:44 PM
Posted 21 December 2006 - 06:57 PM
by the way, when are we taking over the world. I would like to be involved. I think there are some things we need to got organized. So, if anyone knows when and where the planning meeting is, let me know. Okay? Thanks.
Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:06 PM
Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:11 PM
Ummm...you are aware that the folks taking part in this discussion are not prone to the oft hyped belief that the Freemason Society is part of a massive consipiracy theory, right?
You'd better serve the topic at hand if you approached it with a more serious mindset, rather than assuming that we all are totally ignorant of it and believe some of the rather outrageous accusations that have been tossed around over the centuries.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:48 PM
My grandfather was a member of the masonic temple and from his experience it was just a fraternal organization. No more than a group of men who get together and share fellowship and swap stories, nothing more. The only secret that he would not tell was the entrance ceremony. My grandfather was not even a mason by trade, no bricklaying, cement mixing, stone cutting, concrete finishing or anything.
Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:58 PM
The Masons got away from it being about masons and anyone involved in that trade a long time ago. My grandfather was one as well and wasn't a mason or anything related.
Posted 22 December 2006 - 08:55 AM
as for our secrets, just becuase someone knows a handshake, maybe a few words here and there, noone but us masons know our true secrets, and thats where we are prepared to be a mason.
Posted 23 December 2006 - 12:22 PM
I believe this may have to do with the original masons and their guild. In the Middle Ages, unless you were of royal blood, you didn't own anything, including yourself. Everything was the property of the ruling class. When the king would reward someone, it was usually with a title and land - the serfs came with the property so to speak. If you apprenticed out to a specific trade, such as masonry, you became the 'property' of that person. Once you completed apprenticeship, and met requirements, you became a free and accepted member of that guild. You could own your own tools, and travel about freely -without permission from the royalty, and practice your trade where ever you found work. I recommend a historical novel by Ken Follett - "Pillars of the Earth". He usually writes thrillers, but this is truly fine literature. It tells the story of three families, one of which is a mason's family. It details the construction of a cathedral in Medievil England. It's a great read and you'll hardly realize you're actually reading history.
Posted 23 December 2006 - 09:48 PM
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