[Square & Compasses]

Letter of the month: March 1998

I keep getting pretty much this same letter. (The accusations clearly come from the Taxil Hoax, seemingly by way of a Jack Chick comic.) I don't seem to have the patience to answer these as sweetly as I once did. Anybody else want to handle them, just let me know. -- Wor. Gary

From: "waggoners" <finally@midusa.net>
Subject: Devil Worship and Freemasonry
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 21:29:55 -0600

I have heard horrendous things about you. Do you worship Satan? Who do you serve? God or the Devil? What do you believe? Why do you murder people inside your organization if they try to tell the world about you? Are Masons so evil that they don't want the world to know about what goes on behind closed doors? I am shocked at what your group practices SECRETLY. If you have nothing to hide, reveal all to the people!

To: "waggoners" 
Subject: Re: Devil Worship and Freemasonry 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 10 Mar 1998 21:29:55 CST."

You are the fourth or fifth person this week to write and repeat all those old slanders. If you think we are so evil, why do you even ask? Just keep reading your Jack Chick comix and believe all that silly stuff if it is your desire to do so.

Anyway, no I do not worship Satan. The concept of "Satan" as an evil opponent to God was invented by early Christian writers and I am not a Christian, so I don't believe in or worship Satan.

We do not murder people inside our organization. Take a look at all the Masonic exposes on teevee. Do a little research on your own instead of swallowing what others tell you. Call the production companies that make the anti-Masonic videos complete with exposures of Masonic ritual. Ask the producers if any of them have been killed by Masons recently. Let me know what they tell you.

As far as our "closed doors" are concerned: don't you close the doors to your house? Do you put all your business in the streets? Would you please send me a copy of all your finances and your checkbook statements? I dont think so, because you value your privacy. Is that because you are doing something evil? I guess it must be.

You say you are shocked at what we practice secretly. What is that? Do you know? Have you ever seen a Masonic ceremony or read any Masonic books?

Anyway, why are you writing to me?

| Gary L. Dryfoos | MPS; PM: Mt. Scopus Lodge, Malden, MA;  
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