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The Greeks don’t want no Freaks

December 5, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well, it’s about time that some of the Freemasons came to their senses, and we should all be thankful that Florida has the temerity to lead the way.  I’m talking, of course, about the recent edict by the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida who is evicting anyone from the Craft who are not right-thinking, God-fearing Freemasons.

The Masonic online discussion world has been all a-Twitter over this, so there’s no need for me to go over the details, but the essentials (from the Grand Master’s Edict page) are these:

The question has arisen if certain religious practices are compatible with Freemasonry, primarily Paganism, Wiccan and Odinism, and secondarily Agnosticism and Gnosticism.

He then natters on about some legal stuff, and writes:

I. CONCERNING GOD AND RELIGION
“A Mason is obliged, by his tenure, to obey the moral law; and if he rightly understands the art, he will never be a stupid Atheist, nor an irreligious libertine.”……….

And then finishes up with the important part:

Therefore, as Grand Master, it is my Ruling and Decision that none of the above mentioned beliefs and/or practices are compatible with Freemasonry since they do not believe or practice one or more of the prerequisites to be a candidate for Masonry listed above.

Further, any member of the Craft that professes to be a member of one of the groups mentioned above shall tender his resignation or suffer himself to a Trial Commission whose final outcome will be expulsion since there is no provision to allow anything contrary to the Ancient Landmarks.

Furthermore, Freemasonry prohibits the change of any of the Ancient Landmarks, and its members admit that it is not in power of any man, or body of men, to make innovations in the body of Masonry.

It’s about time that somebody took a stand to kick out those trouble-making types who can’t commit to a real religion, and who pick some made-up theology in order to join the fraternity. My only beef is that MWGM Jorge Aladro hasn’t gone far enough.

For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention to Tom Hanks, Nicholas Cage, or any of those TV specials that have come up in the last five years, the Freemasons have very few actual requirements for joining. You must be a man, of lawful age, of good character, with a belief in a Supreme Creator. Some jurisdictions change the qualifications slightly, but those are the basics. Florida, apparently, has gotten tired of non-religious posers who are trying to sneak into the fraternity by claiming to be believers in completely fictitious, made-up religions like Paganism. Personally, I can’t imagine anything good coming from allowing such trouble makers into the Craft. If a real religion isn’t good enough for those people — or as is more likely the case, those people aren’t good enough for a real religion — then they are obviously rebels who will end up causing nothing but trouble for those around them.

My only concern is that Florida is about 240 years too late. Reading through my Masonic history books, I see that quite a large number of Freemasons from that time were also posers who claimed to belong to some movement called Deism. You can tell that Deism isn’t a real religion because they don’t have any churches. But even at that, listen to what those guys believed:

From Wikipedia:

Deism holds that God does not intervene with the functioning of the natural world in any way, allowing it to run according to the laws of nature that he configured when he created all things. God is thus conceived to be wholly transcendent and never immanent. For Deists, human beings can only know God via reason and the observation of nature, but not by revelation or supernatural manifestations (such as miracles) – phenomena which Deists regard with caution if not skepticism. See the section Features of deism, following. Deism does not ascribe any specific qualities to a deity beyond non-intervention. Deism is related to naturalism because it credits the formation of life and the universe to a higher power, using only natural processes. Deism may also include a spiritual element, involving experiences of God and nature.[17]

So, let’s see: No churches, no bible or holy book, and a God that makes stuff and then wanders off to God who know where. Those guys from back in the late 1700s obviously were not members of a real religion, either. Too bad MWGM Alandro wasn’t around to kick them out of the fraternity, before they got themselves up to no good.

If you’re interested in reading more about this:

GM of Florida Expels Wiccans, Gnostics and Others

An Open Letter to the Grand Master of Florida

More Masonic Purging Florida Style

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  1. Drew
    December 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    You’ll BURN IN HELL for this!!!

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    • December 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      I don’t have to take that from someone who promotes tattooing pagan symbols all over their body.

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  2. Steve Foley
    December 6, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Verkrampte Freemasonry? There’s an interesting paradox. I have sat in The Temple with all types of Brethren, Roman Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Islamics, Hindus, Buddhists, Theists, Deists and in Grand Orient de France those who I would think were Agnostics of some sort or other, I didn’t ask, they didn’t tell. To me they have all been Brother Masons and I have extended my hand in friendship and fraternity to them.

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  3. elexquisitor
    December 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    What difference does it make? When we pass thru the Galactic meridian and those 5.3TeV (that’s trillion electron volts) of energy that hold the trillions of stars of our Milky Way galaxy to the black hole in its center, our egos will be pretty well shredded. What will remain after our memories are then stripped from us, if anything, is the portions of our points of consciousness that have conformed to the Universal Law that hold no attachment to any single point in time or space. (Wilmshurst)

    That’s why I have a towel and a toothbrush on the table by the the front door. (Doug Adams)

    Should we survive, we should remember this happens every 22,873 years or so, and start to prepare ourselves for the return trip.

    It’s good to be humble.

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  4. C. Allen, PM
    May 16, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Wow… I don’t believe I’ve ever read such religious intolerance on a (supposedly) Masonic Board! If I were sitting in the East, any Brother who voiced such unmasonic BS would be escorted from the Lodgeroom, and I would direct my SW to draw up Charges of Umasonic Conduct..

    You DO realize that Washington, Franklin, Revere, both Allens (Ira and Ethan)… as well as most of the Brethren at the time… were Deists ?

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