Welcome to the Blackvault, even know you came to tell us all off!
Lots of I dare you about everyone, I don;t think everyone here is what you are imagining.
Enlighten up on what you actually do as a freemason, and how you have changed our world for our better. Like most of us think, the Masons are a pretty closed mouth organization and you see them in parades once a year. Most of us have no idea what they do for the community since ther are so secretive. Fill us in on the kind of things you have done, and how others could get involved. I DARE YOU!
I am sorry if I came off the wrong way, while looking up some new information I came across more than one anti-Masonic and other esoteric organizations - their hateful opinions really get me to the core, so I apologize. What I was daring you to do (not in a hostile way, haha), is look up so actual material on the matters, books on esoteric and symbolic knowledge. When I see Illuminati in the same sentence with NEW WORLD ORDER I tend to blow up; the true glory of their purpose and how blind people are to think of it as anything less. I have been an active "touring" member on this site, with several accounts; I have never really voiced my opinions but rather read up in the politcial section and see people ideas concerning religion & spiritualism like I do with anyone I know.
First of all, since the mid-1700s the majority of the Masonic ideals of the Three Degrees have become exposed, then on paper and now through the internet; it is seriously everyone and is attainable with just a click of the button, even down to there Rituals. But, do not quest for them without the purest of sincerity, these are sacred rituals because they promote rebirth of natural-self, harmony within yourself - not perversion or power.
Most people say Masons are secretive and they are - but not in a ridiculous way, it is a way to preserve their tradition (secretive society started to hide what they were doing from the Church and Government of their time) to teach that lessons will be learned by those who have earned it, the fabric of the organization which is Fraternity, the bond of brotherhood under the veil of education and lastly that any free man can know and understand freemasonry but he has to be the one that shows his interest.
People wear Masonic emblems, bumper stickers, there in the phone book, every lodge can be located on the internet - they are not hiding from anyone. Any person can go to their local lodge and have dinner with them - of course they won't disclose anything to you unless your serious with your intentions and simply they want to get to know you! They are friendly people who believe that every fellowman is a true brother to them and they will treat them that way, that is the Masonic life.
What do they do? They are one of the largest organization who primary goal is charity - its is the cornerstone of Masonic life to give to those who are less fortunate. They work in local areas with low finacial status, help hosptials and other organizations. All they care about is the welfare of Humanity and all of their purposes are pure and noble. You need to enlighten yourself and stop watching garbage that pollutes the reason of your mind - that stimulates fear, superstition and ignorance. To actually believe that a Fraternity based on the principles of God, men worldwide of every creed, language, race whom have never met eachother (even within the same town) are banded together to take over the world! Get with it! Its the oldest fratnerity because it has the most to over spiritual, consciously and socially!
Like I said, there are NO secrets in Freemasonry, there doctrine could be read by all of you if you looked for it but you would gain nothing from it - because the secrets of Masonry are the secrets of life and the only way you can discover them is if you look for them within yourself! Those great qualites: freedom, liberty, charity, reason, love, brotherhood, faith, hope. Masons pray to show the bond to God, the thing above our comprehension that has no real name, but we know that there is only one true prayer and it is our lives and how we live them! That is the Masonic life.