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Letter of the month: August 1997

From: dryfoo@MIT.EDU
To: support@net2phone.com
Subject: Re: Free Masonry 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 19 Aug 1997 15:06:11 EDT."
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 15:40:21 EDT

} Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 15:06:11 -0400
} From: Net2Phone Support 
} Reply-To: support@net2phone.com
} Organization: Net2Phone
} To: dryfoo@MIT.EDU
} Subject: Free Masonry
} I saw some info on a web site by a person named Albert Pike and some
} questions came to me as I was reading. 
} 1. When he spoke of worshiping God without superstition, was that to
} imply that Freemasons are somehow more a part of the All than anyone
} else?  
} 2. Are freemasons suggesting that only Masons 30 degrees or higher
} should maintain the religion in its purest form?  Wouldn't that create a
} state of superstitious understanding for the lower level Masons?
} 3. Does Albert Pike's stating of whether Adonay culmniated Lucifer make
} true the idea of Lucifer being God? If so, how?
} 4. If Lucifer and Adonay are both God according to Pike's admission, why
} prefer God's hand over God's foot?  If the existence of both are
} necessary according to Albert Pike's analogies, why does it appear to be
} an error in the logic of prefering Lucifer over Adonay?
} 5. Do Masons judge others by pre-supposed standards of what
} righteousness is?  Also,  was Albert Pike suggesting that Abraham's and
} Jesus' or Isa's or Y'shua's God was Lucifer?
} 6. Where is this Jesus that Mason's put there faith in and how did God
} become a perfect Lamb?
} 7. What is the difference between Isa and God?
} 8. Is it a situation where even High Level Masons are caught up in form
} and not meaning?  Are they caught up in duality or multiplicity and not
} oneness with the All?
} 9. Is Jesus Christ separate from any man?  
} 10 What is man's consiouness?
} 11.If the intentions of the Higher Level Masons are to deceive the Lower
} Level Masons regarding their religion, why would this information be
} distibuted through the internet.
} Greetings,

Dear Mr. Support@net2phone,

Gee, those are really swell questions. Did you think of them yourself? What is the URL of this "web site by a person named Albert Pike" that you found?

I suppose I should feel bad about the tone of my reply, but I don't, because I don't think you are for real.

I get a lot of questions from Fundies who get hold of some old church bookstore pamphlet, usually based on the Taxil Hoax, who think that they're on to some big discovery about Masonry. I learned long ago the pointlessness of debating or discussing anything with them.

If you actually want to know something about Masonry, you're welcome to read all the stuff on my site. If you want to argue about different parts of God's anatomy, that's religion, which I don't care to argue about.

If you want to know about how Albert Pike relates to Masonry you can read about that in the web-site, too. Personally I don't know much about Pike and don't care to. He's not a spokesmen for Masonry or "Higher Level Masonry" (of which there is no such thing).

I can spot flame-bait when I see it.


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