Friday, March 30, 2007

Bamboozled Brethren Bowing Down To Ba'al??!!



The Burning Taper is reporting a new video slamming the Masons as a bunch of Satanic "Ba'al worshippers." Of course, the whole allegation is that one word used in an appendant body ceremony is a compound word of pagan gods, and the middle syllable "bal" is conclusive proof that Masonic ceremonies are a carefully hidden sacrifice to Ba'al, an Old Testament Hebrew deity gone bad. (The name later morphed by the Phillistines into Ba'al Zebub, the Lord of the Flies, but there are a dozen variations over the centuries.) And the corn talked about in the Fellow Craft degree and in cornerstone ceremonies, well, that's because Ba'al was the God of grain. (If you look at his crown in this lifelike artist's conception at the left, his crown has grain in it. PROOF!)

Therefore, all Masons are unknowingly praying to Ba'al when they say "The Grand Architect of the Universe."

Right.

Just like we were all unknowingly worshipping Satan when we bought a box of Procter and Gamble soap powder, because "everybody knows" that the old P&G logo of a moon and stars was a Satanic symbol (and had nothing to do with the fact that the company started out in the 1800s by making candles, and created a pretty logo alluding to nighttime).

What's surprising at first glance is that the show includes footage willingly provided by Capstone productions showing the reenactment of the Capitol cornerstone ceremony, as well as onscreen interviews with Brothers Brent Morris from the AASR-SJ and Trevor McKeown the Grand Historian from the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon. The brethren do an outstanding job of calmly answering the stooopid questions posed. But the power of editing is used to juxtapose then with the deranged allegations of fundamentalist Christians with an anti-Masonic agenda, and with anti-Mason, anti-Mormon Ed "There's A Goat Of Mendes In The Streets Of Washington" Decker. Doubtless, this hit piece will help Ed sell a few more of his preposterous books.

As Freemasonry comes to greater public attention now and in the coming years, more of this pap will be trotted out. When our more intelligent spokesmen appear in these kinds of shows, the problem they all face is how their remarks will get sliced into little chunks and used as fodder for the anti-masons. There's no way to know the agenda of a producer who calls looking for someone to interview, and I promise, no one gets to see the narration script ahead of time. So, bravo to Brothers Morris and McKeown for being voices of calm in a program of hysteria.

Should you feel compelled to view this nonsense, see it here.

Other names for Ba'al include Moloch and Hadad, God of rain, thunder and agriculture (which is where this whole "god of grain" thing comes from).

Hmmm. Hadad looks not far off from Hodad and not a far stretch from... Hodapp.

Bow down before me, oh witless cravens!

4 comments:

Mary and the Widow's Son said...

[Bowing]

"I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!"


Widow's Son
BurningTaper.com

Traveling Man said...

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I don't know whether to be amused or irritated by people of this ilk.

I don't know if it is better to refute these lies, or to simply let these folks rave on. In the past the Craft has not engaged in debate, and Bro. Mark Twain had it right when he said that you shouldn't argue with a fool because it might be hard to tell the difference between you and the fool after a while.

I'd like to see how many burned and crippled children these folks have helped,and how many parents can rest more easily because they have materials they can han the police *instantly* if their child is missing?

Of course they reply, "Not by works but by faith..." Okay, you have faith, where are your works as well?

I still say that they can stand outside the Temple "wailing and gnashing their teeth". All their rantings will not besmirch the man who has taken the principles of Masonry and makes them his daily practice.

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Tom Accuosti said...

I have already given up defending Masons from the "You secretly worship Satan, but you don't know it," claims because anyone that believes this doesn't have the critical thinking skills to understand the argument: "So, you're telling me that Ba'al /Satan /Whatever is stealing my prayers the way that your neighbor hijacks the cable TV signal?"

Feh!

So, lately I've just begun to tell them that "Ba'al is so last week. Masons are totally modern, now - we're into worshiping the Zeta-Reticulans who came to Earth and created the human race by genetically mutating the apes..."

My new motto: If you can't beat'em, make'em think you're really crazy.

jj solari said...

Say, do them Masons wear anything under that apron when they put it on? Or is it kind of like the buttless chaps of the waiters at the bar I go to. jj solari