Friday, 16 February 2007

2B1 ASK1

Although it's not a great photo, I was driving behind this car a few days ago.

On the bottom left, it had a compas and square, just under "Mazda" (Click for larger image).



On the top of the back of the car it had a bumper sticker saying "2 B 1 - ASK 1".
I was wondering if I would want to be one. I would be very interested to know what they all do, and talk about, but I don't know if they are as scary as people think they are. There are many stories and rumors on Freemasons controlling the planet, and worshiping the devil.

Being interested in conspiracy theories, I have read a lot saying how evil they are, and everything else I'm sure most people reading this have heard or read.

I read that the Square is to square your actions, and the compasses to circumscribe and keep you in due bonds with all mankind.

They also use buildings as symbols, pyramids, temples, obelisks. Because of the buildings, people assume they are linked to The Knights Templar, or old Egyptian religions.
A mason is a builder. A Free Mason, is a builder who dose not work for anybody, or is not a slave, like a free lance (A knight who does not serve a lord).
If a mason is a builder, using a building as a symbol should not seem strange. One things all these buildings have in common, is they are not easy to design, or build. They require careful planning, and calculation.
You could see your own life as a complex building. You need to start off with a strong foundation as a child.

If these are true descriptions of there symbols, they don't seem to be "Bad" people, but rather a society of people with good morals that you could trust.

So maybe they are a group of men who bite the heads off unborn children, or maybe people are just afraid of what they don't know, and assume that if something is kept a secret it has to be evil.

Remember companies also keep secrets. They don't let anybody come to there board meetings, and keep uncreased products a secret until they are launched.

I would really like anybody with an opinion on this subject to comment. If you are reading this and you are a Free Mason, please leave a comment as well, it would be really interesting to get comments from you on what I have written...

10 comments:

Steve said...

I have recently become a Mason, and so far, I've found nothing that is particularly omenous in the organization: just a bunch of men gathering for varying reasons in an environment that is meant to promote enquirey into the meaning of relationships and life. No Satanism, no goats, and very little in the way of secrets.

You can't believe everything you read on the web. See for yourself. I most big cities there is a large Masonic Hall. Sort of a central Hall used by one or more lodges or perhaps the Grand Lodge of the State you live in. Go visit. You'll be welcome and you'll find some very interesting art and archetecture. You'll meat some friendly fun loving old coots to guide you around, and If you're interested, will tell you how 2 be 1.
I recommend it.

duzbin said...

Hi Steve

Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate that.

That's the thing, because the loges are so open, and obvious, it would seem a little silly to do anything that is a little shady.
Also, if the scary stuff only started at a master mason level, I'm sure a lot would be dropping out and telling people what is going on.

I do not really have an opinion on whether they are good or evil.

I saw another bumper sticker today, just the compass and Square, with a G inside.

SaM-GiRL said...

biting the heads off small children... trust you to come up with something that gross duzbin! lol.

I dont know what this "mason" thing is you guys are talking about, is it like the "Scorpions" Id rather join an alcoholics anonymous group, instead of biting off the poor lil' babies heads...=)

duzbin said...

@sam-girl
Have a look at the wikipedia article on them. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_mason]

OutThere[http://www.wuog.org/OutThere/], a podcast also has an interview with a Free Mason, if you are interested. [http://www.uga.edu/wuog/podcasts/outthere17.mp3]

SaM-GiRL said...

Tks. will have a look.

Anonymous said...

I am a Mason, and much to my chagrin, no goats, sacrifices, or ritualistic barking at the moon. We are a fraternity of men with the single position of making good men better. Stop by your local lodge, the meetings are usually posted outside the door, or on a website. We welcome those interested to come by, enjoy a meal, some friendship and yes, we often do drink the kool-aid. You will never meet a better bunch of guys.

Anonymous said...

PS. I wouldn't have made this anon, not wanting to add to the "sinister nature" of Masonic Lore, I just couldn't figure out how to get my name on there.
Derek

Jonathan Peel said...

Derek.

Thank you for your reply.

I do know one or two masons, and I have been thinking about asking them what it's all about it, and what is required to join.

Thanks for the reply.

Anonymous said...

can women join?

Anonymous said...

I have asked to join and one of Members sent me email of he'll contact me soon to talk and answer whatever questions i'll might have, untill now he never contacted me. probabry because i'm a woman, and i never knew that only men are allowed not women.