OK, my "blue degree" friend.
Hi, my name is Me707 and you don't know me, but I was once like you (a conspiracy theorist). In high school I was looking for something to rebel against. I chose the government and freemasonry. I used to read sites such as freemasonwatch.com (or however, you spell it). I also read Behold a Pale horse and many other publications. Soon, I decided to raise up and let my voice be heard (inspired by my pastor at the time who preached a sermon on masons).
I started out paying money to get my articles posted in the school newspaper. Later, I was offered a spot and I was able to write my stories for free. I didn't hold back and at times I got into heated disputes with the editor who tried to edited certain things (she must was a part of the illmuntai). I parted ways with the school news paper because tension started to grow between the editor and myself.
After four years I graduated high school. I began to pay attention to my family. I noticed that I had masons within my family. I watched them and their actions and noticed that they weren't bad people. I went to my uncle and asked how could I join, and was told to wait until I turn 21 and come back and ask him again. Once I became a member I still kept my eyes open, ready to catch Baphomet by the horns and expose him and freemasonry to the world; however, he was not in the first three degrees. I suddenly remembered from my conspiracy readings that you had to be a "high ranking mason" before you know the truth. I decided to join the scottish rite. Oddly, they (york rite, and scottish rite) began soliciting me and others for membership after we obtained the 3rd degree.
I found this odd, because if they didn't want "low ranking masons" to know the truth, than why ask us to join. Nonetheless, I became a scottish rite and reached 32nd degrees in two weekends (far less than what it took me to become a master mason, 3 months). Just like the first degrees Baphomet was not there either.
As of right now, I'm sitting inside of my own office at the hospital finishing up my cup of coffee. You see I am a pharmacist. Masonry didn't not cut any deals to get me here. I did it by my own sweat.
Now that I told you part of my life story I hope the speculation can stop.
It doesn't take a degree in masonry to read a book.
True. While there is no such thing as a dumb book, you have to realize that books don't tell you every thing. In addition, you lack the experience of being a mason to fully understand the books that you read. I can read a book on how to fly an air plane, would you trust me to fly you anywhere?
Albert Pike is not the only "adept" to speak of the Luciferian beliefs held and promoted by high degree freemasonry, by the way.
From what I've heard, masonic lodges used to issue "Morals and Dogma" to new initiates, now they no longer do.
If that is true, why do you think that is?
There's some pretty important information here, wouldn't you say?
I haven't posted one single youtube video in this thread, so nice try.
Books (personal writings, in particular) are always more credible, IMO.
Let me guess Manly P Hall. Dude was not a mason when he wrote his books. He joined years later and took back most of what he wrote about.
While the things you mentioned are credible sources, you once again lack the understanding of freemasonry. Every one in masonry is entitled to their opinions. The fact remains that no one man speaks for freemasonry. Their are Freemasonry lodges all over the world, Albert Pike was only an American Mason. An even as an American mason, what he wrote in morals and dogma (his opinions) is not the final say so for American freemasons. Hints the statement written in the front of his book that I posted earlier. Masons been writing their opinions on the subject of masonry for years. We as masons take it for what it is, whereas conspiracy theorist take it as fact.
Albert Pike had a big influence on scottish rite southern jurisdiction (in terms of scottish rite there are 2 jurisdictions: southern and northern). In the southern jurisdiction they were issued the book moral and dogma. Why did they stop handing them out? I suspect because conspiracy theorist was making Albert Pike out to be the masonic holy man, and morals and dogma our holy bible (which is just stupid).
Anyways, I hope that you become successful in life. Please do not take any offense to what I've wrote. Those who seek knowledge always gets a thumbs up for me. Take care