Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Author: A. Pike

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3748128886

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1394

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Force, unregulated or ill-regulated, is not only wasted in the void, like that of gunpowder burned in the open air, and steam unconfined by science; but, striking in the dark, and its blows meeting only the air, they recoil and bruise itself. It is destruction and ruin. It is the volcano, the earthquake, the cyclone;-not growth and progress. It is Polyphemus blinded, striking at random, and falling headlong among the sharp rocks by the impetus of his own blows. The blind Force of the people is a Force that must be economized, and also managed, as the blind Force of steam, lifting the ponderous iron arms and turning the large wheels, is made to bore and rifle the cannon and to weave the most delicate lace. It must be regulated by Intellect. Intellect is to the people and the people's Force, what the slender needle of the compass is to the ship-its soul, always counselling the huge mass of wood and iron, and always pointing to the north.
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American Freemasons

Three Centuries of Building Communities

Author: Mark A. Tabbert

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 262

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With over four million members worldwide, and two million in the U.S., Freemasonry is the largest fraternal organization in the world. Published in conjunction with the National Heritage Museum, this extravagantly illustrated volume offers an overview of Freemasonry’s origins in seventeenth-century Scotland and England before exploring its evolving role in American history, from the Revolution through the labor and civil rights movements, and into the twenty-first century. American Freemasons explores some of the causes for the rise and fall of membership in the fraternity and why it has attracted men in such large numbers for centuries. American Freemasons is the perfect introduction to understanding a society that, while shrouded in mystery, has played an integral role in the lives and communities of millions of Americans. Copublished with the National Heritage Museum
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Evil Defined - From a Christian Perspective

Author: Roger Boehm

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615134890

Category: Religion

Page: 163

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Roger Boehm, D.C.C., Ph.D. has produced this reference book with over 800 definitions and descriptions of evil and the occult. This book is intended as a guide for pastors, church leaders, parents and others with the hope it will help in understanding and avoiding the pitfalls we face from the forces of evil around us. As a licensed Christian counselor he has worked extensively with Christians of all ages who have been deceived into being involved in activities and organizations which have been harmful to them. Additionally he has worked extensively with those coming out of Satanism and with Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) victims. He knows the need and without apology he presents this reference book.
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It's a Dark World

Author: Roger J. Boehm

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615145906

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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A compilation of the author's books "In the Face of Evil" & "Evil Defined." The book details the author's actual experiences as he comes into contact with the activities of the powers of darkness and the treatment of multiple personality disorders (DID) in the ministry. Among the issues discussed are Satanic Ritual Abuse in the United States and Voodoo in Haiti. The history of his inner and outer struggle becomes an open book to be read. The book helps expose how dark the darkness of evil really is. Included in the book are over 800 definitions as well as descriptions of evil and the occult. As a licensed Christian Counselor the author has worked extensively with those dealing with evil in thier lives, and with Satanic Ritual Abuse victims.
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Is it True What They Say About Freemasonry?

Author: S. Brent Morris,Arturo de Hoyos

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1590771567

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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For as long as there have been Freemasons, there has been a calculated effort to disparage and their practices. In this insightful text, masons de Hoyos and Morris explore the origins of the anti-Masonic mindset and delve into the falsehoods on which critics have based these perennial sentiments. Confronting opponents one at a time, the authors methodically debunk the myths that have surrounded Freemasonry since its establishment, investigating the motives and misconceptions that derive antagonists to spread deceit about Masonic traditions.
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Fundamentalism & Freemasonry

The Southern Baptist Investigation of the Fraternal Order

Author: Gary H. Leazer

Publisher: M Evans & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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What is fundamentalist Christianity? How did fundamentalists become the religious right? Why is this religious group so politically powerful? Why have they targeted Masons for special attack when so many fundamentalists are themselves Masons? A popular definition of a fundamentalist is an evangelical who is mad about something or someone. They have also been described as militant evangelicals who insist on doctrinal uniformity and lead or support attacks against what they define as liberal theology, liberal social issues and certain elements of modern science. In fact, fundamentalism as a mindset can be traced to 1860-1890 Princeton Theological Seminary conservatives concerned about preserving the fundamental concerns of the Christian faith in the face of the religious, scientific, technical, social, and intellectual trends of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It was not until 1920 that Curtis Lee Laws, Baptist editor of the Watchman-Examiner, used the term fundamentalism for the first time. Leazer describes the fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist convention (the largest Protestant denomination in the United States) in the face of every freedom for which Baptists have historically stood, and he examines its subsequent investigation of - and crusade against - Freemasonry. Freemasonry, fundamentalists claim, is based on universalism; it is a religion that denies the doctrines of Christianity; it uses suspicious signs and symbols; and it denies the deity of Christ. These and other issues are discussed and refuted in Fundamentalism & Freemasonry. Leazer argues that Freemasonry is like any other human organization. Members come with various faith commitments. Most Masons are Christians; many are members of other faiths. Masons accept men from different faiths as friends, fellow citizens, brothers, and individuals for whom God loves and cares.
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