ABC News Report on Masonic Conspiracies

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8nAFN3m7ls&feature=related"]YouTube - ABC News Report on Masonic Conspiracies[/ame]
     
  2. RedTemplar

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    Big Brother is watching!
     
  3. Bill Lins

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    DON'T tell 'em where we park the black helicopters! ;)
     
  4. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    What? So much for my Southwest Frequent Flyer Miles.
     
  5. Chaplin the Elder

    Chaplin the Elder Registered User

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    Re: ABC News Report on Masonic Conspiracies

    So what "conspiracy" did he report on?

    BTW, I wonder what fraternity he belonged to in college.
     
  6. Wingnut

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    Playing Devils Advocate because, well Im in that kinda mood today...

    "Masons traveled widely... so they moved around a lot.."

    Did they? Seriouisly? How long did it take to build a huge church? What was the life span of a stone mason dealing with moving and lifting of heavy stones? Did the average mason work on more than 1 or maybe 2 great buildings?

    Im just saying...
     
  7. Chaplin the Elder

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    Good point. Considering that the great buildings that are always mentioned are the cathedrals and they took the better part of 100 years each to build I don't see a great deal of moving from town to town by a stonemason. More likely are the reasons put forth in Robinson's "Born In Blood" in the introduction as he explains why he began his research:

    That connection caused me to take a different look at the Masonic Old Charges. They took on new direction and meaning when viewed as a set of instructions for a secret society created to assist and protect fraternal brothers on the run and in hiding from the church. That characterization made no sense in the context of a medieval guild of stonemasons, the usual claim for the roots of Freemasonry. It did make a great deal of sense, however, for men such as the fugitive Templars, whose very lives depended upon their concealment. .....

    ...The fugitive Templars would have needed a code such as the Old Charges of Masonry, but the working stonemasons clearly did not. ... ​

    BTW, This book was used by my professor when I was taking microbiology in college. The first chapter is a great explanation of the scio-economical aftermath of the black plague.
     

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