[Square & Compasses]

Letter of the month: February 2001

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 13:16:15 -0800
From: "monte primm" <urpal@zdnetonebox.com>
Message-Id: <20010213211615.UJRG29684.mta07.onebox.com@onebox.com>

Hey, What is Scottish Rite?

Curious Newby,

Monte Primm (urpal@zdnetonebox.com)
N. Little Rock Arkansas


To: "monte primm" <urpal@zdnetonebox.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 13 Feb 2001 13:16:15 PST."
             <20010213211615.UJRG29684.mta07.onebox.com@onebox.com>

Tons of questions on them this week. Were you watching that Learning Channel nonsense?

The Scottish Rite is an affiliated Masonic "side body" with their own degrees and ceremonies.

  • They're not the Knights Templar, though they do have a degree named for the Templars. (Heck, I have a friend named George Washington Jones, but that doesn't mean he's president of the United States, right?)
  • They're not the Skull & Bones Club, either. That's a Yale frat for boys with rich important fathers and a taste for grave-robbing.

You can read more about the Scottish Rite at the Pointers section of my website.


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