I recently came across a posting in Facebook, where it speaks of Shriners and Free Masons, where it warns Shriners and Free Masons.
“Excerpts from the Honorable Minister #Farrakhan: Saviours Day: 2011
“Did you know that 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were #Freemasons? Now I’m going into your secrets for a minute. Not you black #Mason and #Shriner, you don’t have any secret. It’s the white #Masons and #Shriners that we are going to expose in a minute.
Now listen to this. At least nine of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Freemasons. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Monroe, John Jay, John Hancock, Paul Revere, John Paul Jones, and James Otis. Later on in 1870, out of #Freemasonry came a higher order of Masonry called the #Shriners. Now the difference between the Masons and Shriners is that to be a Shriner you must be a Master Mason in good standing”.
Keeping the secret of who the Black man is was the duty of every white Mason. Not the Black Mason or Shriner, because you were never told that the secret was all about you. The white Masons and Shriners have always known the secret from Europe to America. In Europe a Freemason understands the degrees and what it is to be a Master Mason. They know something of the African origin of civilization. The advancements in Egypt and the great architectural genius of the Black man. They learned all of that through their study of the original Bible that has always been locked away among the aristocracy. “
Why this spewing of venom?
Shriners are an ancient Arab Society and was established in 1870.
They have 200 Temples/Chapters and are running Hospitals.
Shriners International describes itself as a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. There are approximately 340,000 members from 195 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the Republic of Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Europe and Australia. On July 6, 2011, Shriners International commissioned Emirat Shriners of Heidelberg, Germany, as its 194th temple, and took the first steps toward forming a new temple in Mindanao, Philippines. Eventually on July 3, 2012, Agila Shriners of Mindanao, Philippines was chartered as the 195th temple.
Despite its theme, the Shrine is not connected to Islam. It is a men’s fraternity rather than a religion or religious group. Its only religious requirement is indirect: all Shriners must be Masons, and petitioners to Freemasonry must profess a belief in a Supreme Being. To further minimize confusion with religion, the use of the word “temple” to describe Shriners’ buildings has been replaced by “Shrine Center”, although individual local chapters are still called temples.
Shriners count among their ranks presidents, senators, local business leaders, professional golfers, country music stars, astronauts and racecar drivers.
“They’re fraternal organizations. Originally many of them were what is known as “benevolent societies.” Back in the days before social security, welfare and life insurance, [we're talking 1700's here] groups of like minded people would join together and pool funds so that in the event that something happened to one of them [injury on the job, death, old age] there was a sort of fund set up to take care of the worker, or take care of their families. So, originally, the Masons were masons. The Odd Fellows were people who did odd jobs [so one legend of how they came to be goes]. There are more smaller groups all over the US and the UK like the Order of Red Men, the Loyal Order of the Golden North, the Order of Woodsmen. Many of the lodges have some sort of women’s auxilliary and the ones that are really thriving tend to have full-fledged female sister organizations. I may be getting some of the names off but that’s the general gist. Now that these organizations don’t serve the same “social safety net” purpose, many of them are dying out and have mostly older folks as members. However, many of the groups have a fair amount of funds both in dues collected over decades if not centuries as well as real estate holdings. You can see Odd Fellows and Masonic buildings in a lot of smaller towns, just look for the scales or the three links. Each group has their own pet charities. The Shriners take care of kids with a series of hospitals worldwide, the Odd Fellows run cemeteries and rest homes for their members and give scholarships to local kids. I don’t know about the Masons, but the Odd Fellows are very circumspect about their philanthropy, so a lot of their bequests can seem a bit on the secret side.”
For more on Free Masons read my posts.
Funny how people find obscure points to fight?
- Inside the secret world of the Freemasons (poetsareangels.com)