Is that why you put on little plays about Solomon's temple, Moloch, etc.? Just because you guys don't talk about Pat Robertson, that doesn't mean you don't talk about religion.
I would have to admit that it isn't as though you're watching a televangelist. There is something different about it, somehow. Perhaps the fact that multiple and various religions are referenced is what makes it different from your typical church sermon or televangelist. It would be interesting to know the rules for and manners in which religion can be referenced, but it's nonetheless referenced profusely all the same.
Hmmm, I'm sitting here on one acre worth of property that I own, debt free, I probably have a better BMI than 80% of the people on this board, on the one hand you are saying I have studied, and yet I'm ignorant (a mutually contradictory statement)
Maybe you're the asshole, and you're just too poor and stupid to see it.
I've seen you use that defense numerous times before, q.
It's the quintessential example of Masonic arrogance and very representative of the fact that Masons are completely impervious to outside opinion.
I cannot judge Freemasonry because I am a human, and if I fail to respect that opinion, it is because of my ignorance. How absurd.
If you had stopped at "Well, we are like any organization. We have some corruption problems.", I could still take you seriuosly, but then you tried to turn it around on me. You cannot take criticism without attempting to smear the one giving the critique. Where is the fucking accountability?
WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE? YOU ARE PROBABLY A CHILD MOLESTOR! YES, WE HAVE SOME VERY MINOR FLAWS, BUT YOU PROBABLY RAPE CHILDREN!
The Knights Templar is the final order joined in the York Rite. Unlike other Masonic bodies which only require a belief in a Supreme Being regardless of religion, membership in the Knights Templar is open only to Christian Masons who have completed their Royal Arch and in some jurisdictions their Cryptic Degrees.
And the Romans were so accurate when they described Gaul and Britons. Have you ever read AEnid? It is an attempt at a Greek Epic for the Romans. Have you ever read Caesar's stuff? Pure unabashed self indulgence.
The Romans were not great historians by any stretch of the imagination. So instead of taking an epic poem (which by the way, has the battle of Actium depicted on AEneas's shield) try real evidence.
What the Romans were, was great propogandists. So by insisting Carthage was founded by a woman, it justified the Punic wars by showing them as weak - and if you look at Dido's personality, she goes from strong warrior Queen to weak willed lustful maiden as soon as one Trojan shows up. So try and figure out the difference between legendary characters and historically documented ones.
Link to where I denied that there is corruption in other organizations? I have already stated that corruption is a common problem when I stated "If you had stopped at 'Well, we are like any organization. We have some corruption problems.', I could still take you seriously."
No matter. The whole thing was absurd from the start, and it has now devolved into an attempt at deflection. Much easier to bicker about the pervasiveness of corruption than to admit that Masons say one thing and do another.