I don't know much about the subject but free masonry is like a club of something where you can enter and talk about whatever, most of them are normal people, i don't think that there is a big conspiracy on that circles or maybe not in the way we know it
Well, my thoughts about freemasonry, actually i joined it on january 2018, its been four years so I know just a few things…
Well i should say that freemasonry is a initiation school where you learn moral philosophy, for the practice of virtues. This is just for first instance, then you follow step by step, all in terms of analogy, a path that takes you to your own liberation from the wheel of Samsara, or from Malkut to the Kether in the Tree of Life, or from the Earth to the Sky. Study is the thing that must people believe that will take you the goal of the path, but at this point, I believe like so many others, that is the aplication of anything you study, to the benefit of Humanity, so my benefit, so God´s benefit. Many things I can say, but what I said is just the Cathedral facade.
You are so right saying that this society is the perfect environment for those kind of people, so the thing here is that there are like 2 types of lodges (where we work our rites)
The political lodges, and the non-political lodges.
The political lodges are where they (from my perspective) just gather to discuss political things with the rites of freemasonry and "study" things they don´t truly understand at all, because i´ve walked with them in a lodge, and I felt their contemptuous look at any other people that is not a CEO, or a politician, because i´m just a "young and mid-class man" according to those kind of people, that is like corrupted freemasonry, but the diversity of people is always big, so maybe there are some that understand the point of freemasonry.
And the other type, the non-political, is people that concentrate more in the studies, in the practice of all the values of freemasonry, on the hidden truth of things that is not hidden, and its a real fraternity where people can trust in his brothers, where we can count with the support of them, and so on. its a very beautiful and perpective changing school, where I think the point is to find our freedom and human sovereignty, for the benefit of society.
All the secret part is because people with knowledge have always been pursuit, most in the times where freemasonry take its form and before. But now we are just asked to be discreet.
The conspiracy and all of that comes from people from outside the freemasonry not knowing what we do inside, of course i can just say learning to think by ourselves, and not being programated machines like a great part of humanity on this times. Most people is not prepared to know some things, i mean, if you give a knife to everyone, someone will use it to kill others, and so on… But also, the first big movement that freemasonry provokes its The Illustration, but its because people turned on their lightbulb, thanks to the freemasonry studies, and they decided with "honest and brave" political influences, and so that movement exploded in Europe and the custom that the leaders were masons stayed till a years ago, in Mexico where I´m from this is still a requirement to be the president or a governor of any state.
But Vanity as in all societies corrupts the man, and that makes the goal of anything fail. There are so many people that are better than so many masons I know, but things are like they are, and so we can take part of it or not, just ask for it and it will be given to you, but here the an amazing thing of masonry is that every person has a diferent perspective of it, and they all add up, and if you are open to, you learn from all anything… So many things to say…
Is my word.
My english is not that good sorry for that.
I think Freemasonry is neutral to bad. They want to know how the world works, but it can hardly be said to be out of benevolence.
Very interesting, didn't know lodges could be divided this way, but I guess it's kinda obvious considering it's an organization in the end. From what I can tell they are regular but rational people, it's a good place to know people like that.
It sounds interesting, I could try to join just to see what it is about.
i know a guy who is a freemason. Next time I see him, I'll ask about it and post if he tells me anything interesting