National Treasure!

Discussion in 'Arts and Entertainment' started by Matt Ross, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Matt Ross

    Matt Ross Registered User

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    How many of you guys have had the chance to see how Freemasonry is depicted in National Treasure?!?!

    I'll admit, while the theory that Freemasons are direct descendants of the Knights of the Crusades is a a bit weird, it actually puts Freemasonry in a really positive light.

    The study of the history is part of the reason I joined for sure!

    Thoughts?!
     
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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Thoughts ? Fun movie :)
     
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  3. Thomas Stright

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    I see most movie as entertainment... Even the one "based" on a true story or event.
     
  4. Winter

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    Fun movie. I wouldn't take any of the theories in it as usable. Unless you like the books by Knight and Lomas. LoL

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  5. Matt Ross

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    Yesss! I'm just glad to finally have seen a movie that doesn't portray Masons as devil worshipping murderers lol
     
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  6. Winter

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    Fiction is fiction regardless of how we're portrayed. If you liked National Treasure, be sure to watch The Man Who Would Be King.

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  7. Brother JC

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    Aw, c’mon, you don’t like Alan Moore’s take on us?
     
  8. Matt Ross

    Matt Ross Registered User

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    That must be one I haven't seen yet! Do tell?!
     
  9. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    He wrote “From Hell” and “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” both of which had us as villains. He’s also written a plethora of other titles.
     
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  10. jermy Bell

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    I think freemasonry is like religion.
    No origins and no real time line.
    But like religion, we go on Faith and what has been handed down through time .
     
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  11. Warrior1256

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    Good movie just like The Lost Symbol was a good book.
     
  12. TonyT2020

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    Great movie... I like movies like National Treasure, Angels & Demons, The Young Pope, and the likes.
     
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  13. William Beals

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    Intentionally or unintentionally, I believe it (National Treasure) to be a stepping stone. An initial starting point for those that are not aware of freemasonry nor its origins(Not that this movies is correct in its theory of the origins of freemasonry.). How many people now days are firstly introduced to freemasonry through television? It does take a turn as far as the conspiracies and treasures, secrets blah blah, but I can imagine to a blind man(such as myself, so to speak) it can "spark" the imagination which can lead you to a door asking questions which can lead you on a journey that none other than a Mason can attest to. I can imagine that rather any Freemasons are willing to admit it or not, that these situations that are unintentionally in place have brought so many potential brothers knocking and though it may have brought with it the roughest of the rough, I can only imagine that there have been quite a few prosperous additions. As for me.......I'm stuck chasing a carrot surrounded by a light.
     
  14. Roy_

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    I'm afraid I differ, but I found National Treasure boring and most Dan Brown films not too exciting either.
    Do you know The Freemason (2013 Mirmont)? It's a small production, not too good, but quite a peek into the lodge.
    There's also this teen thriller Anatomie in which a girl founds a lodge. Not a suggestion!
    A more interesting referral to Freemasonry can be found in the brilliant Carnivalé series. The brothers there are pretty lame, but the series nicely build up the mystery around the order (a Templar order, but alright) and actually comes with a not too negative image.
     

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