Whether paying for commercials on television, placing stories on the news or putting up posters around towns, they bombard us with plaintive pleas for donations. Even amid the economic downturn, this country remains one of the most generous nations in the world for charitable donations. For the chiefs of some of the best-known charities, who insist they must take your money to tackle global poverty, stand accused of hideous hypocrisy. It has emerged that for all their noble talk of helping the needy and emotive campaigns against inequality, senior figures in the poverty industry have been quietly pocketing hefty six-figure salaries — sometimes as they presided over falling donations to their organisations. These disturbing revelations will be a rude shock to all those big-hearted people who are keeping up donations as their own incomes are squeezed. Yesterday, as the sector was condemned by the Charity Commission, the accused aid groups resorted to the jaded defence of over-paid corporate plutocrats by saying big salaries were needed to attract talent. William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission, pictured, has warned charities to control boardroom pay or risk doing harm to their reputations And with no sense of shame, they used the controversy to beg for more for cash. No mention of all those six-figure salaries.
Other lodges include a lodge at Bath in , and the French lodge, St. George de l’Observance No. The references to these few occasions indicate that these were special meetings held for the purpose of performing unusual ceremonies, probably by visiting Freemasons. It was stated, without support, that King Charles II older brother and predecessor to James II was made a Freemason in the Netherlands during the years of his exile — However, there were no documented lodges of Freemasons on the continent during those years.
The rituals (which are nowhere near so elaborate as you are thinking) are ‘secret’ — we do not speak of them outside the Fraternity, and new recruits don’t “know” what they will be doing until the night they do them, in real-time.
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image caption Grand master Zuzanka Penn holds the highest rank in the Order of Women Freemasons Female Freemasons have been gathering for more than years – conducting initiations, ceremonies and rituals like their male counterparts. She is taking part in a ceremony to reach the rank of the “second degree”.
It celebrates her rise in standing within the society. The “first degree” was previously marked by her initiation, which involved her baring her “right arm, left breast and knee” while a noose was placed around her neck. Each of these elements, it is said, has a symbolic meaning – though we are not told anything more.
Image caption Dialazaza is questioned as to why freemasonry is important to her The “third degree” is said to be “where you experience death to be reborn”, representing “the end of one life and the beginning of another”. What this means in practice, again, is kept from us. But this in itself is a glimpse into the workings of a secretive society. Many people perhaps do not even know that female Freemasons exist. The male Freemasons – who started meeting officially years ago – have always gained greater attention.
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email To many, Freemasonry remains a shadowy private world, ruled by bizarre initiations, favours and secret handshakes. Its strange iconography — rituals are conducted beneath the compass and the all-seeing eye of the supreme being — fuels many a conspiracy theory.
And the eccentric traditions of salutes, grips and raised trouser legs have long been the butt of jokes. The county’s most senior Mason gave Devon Live a behind the scenes tour of the Freemasons Hall in Gandy Street These days, modernising members are keen to dispel this image of a mysterious brotherhood dedicated to the wealthy and powerful.
Jan 14, · Dating site and dating in general. Discussion in ‘The Refreshment Lounge’ started by melinda, Jan 7, Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Yeah it can be, unless something is created in a site like this were only freemason and off branches can be members, though nothing is % fool proof.
The fact that few actually know all of the words, let alone their meaning, has rarely stopped anyone from joining in. However, now is your chance to be well-informed and in tune with these facts about the song: Robert Burns didn’t invent Auld Lang Syne as we know it The Scottish Bard wrote many wonderful pieces of original verse, but this was not among them. Instead, he was the first person to write down a much older Scottish folk song. In he sent a copy of the song to his friend, Mrs Agnes Dunlop, exclaiming: It has global significance And not just for five minutes per year.
The tune was used by the Maldives and Korea for their national anthems, while Japanese department stores play it as a polite reminder for customers to leave at closing time. Strange New Year traditions around the world 4. The song sung the world over isn’t the original tune Musicologists and folklorists have been debating this one for years. Although it’s thought that the tune Burns originally heard is probably now forgotten, the poet did write another song with a very similar melody, called O Can Ye Labour Lea, Young Man.
There is another, reportedly more traditional tune, that Auld Lang Syne is set to. If sources are to be believed, it’s the version featured in the Sex and the City film in and a more haunting, nostalgic and beautiful version of the jaunty singalong everybody is used to.
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For more information, see: The issue of women in Freemasonry is one which can be quite controversial. We approach this subject with what we hope is an understanding of various points of view.
THE DATING OF MASONIC RECORDS Throughout this paper the expression masonic dating codes describes the various ways by which freemasons expressed dates on documents drawn up for internal use when these dating methods differ from our present-day chronology. (published in The Freemason, July and in Villard de Honnecourt.
The following is a short and incomplete list 1 of Brethren who have contributed to the exploration of outer space. The Apollo 13 spacecraft was launched at exactly The official Apollo 13 emblem depicted the chariot and horses. Saturday, Jan 26, English Masonic Knights Templar The Web of Hiram [The part of Freemasonry revealed to the public] – This website began when Dr Robert Lomas of the University’s School of Management, decided to create an electronic database of the Masonic material held in many of the University’s Special Collections as part of his on-going research into the cultural origin of scientific ideas.
Governor Perry is strongly in favor of maintaining the death penalty for the mentally retarded Mankind’s Death Wish – Based on the archives of the powerful French Grand Orient Lodge, captured in June and later made public by the Russians, Lina details how Freemasonry has conspired for world domination and orchestrated all major revolutions and wars in the modern era.
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He travels the world looking for new fighting techniques and new beautiful women. Eastern Europe taught him everything he knows and is his second home. His column runs every Thursday. Everything went according to plan.
Masonic dating site is there a dating site for those who are involved in the masonic i can’t believe that i am the only one who my boyfriend wants to a freemason would like to masonic dating my daughter guide dating site dating another masons.
When any Illuminist leader anywhere in the world, visits the Pope, he or she wears almost always wears black, while the Pope wears white. This symbolism dates back to Zarathustra and Zoroasterism. Its use today is pure Illuminism! The New World Order is coming! Once you understand what this New World Order really is, and how it is being gradually implemented, you will be able to see it progressing in your daily news!!
Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones! Stand by for insights so startling you will never look at the news the same way again. What on earth does Tim Cohen mean when he states that it is “Zoroastrian contrast” for the Pope to be dressed in white while his visitors are dressed in black? In Black Magick Witchcraft, the color white is considered the preeminent color. Since the color, white, is comprised of all colors, and black is a lack of color, white is considered most powerful; black must give way to white.
Judge bans freemasonry emblem from gravestone of senior mason
If a star exploded in BCE, then there wouldn’t be any kind of radio signature. Radio waves, like other radiant energy, travel “at” the speed of light. If the star was seen from the earth in 4 K BC, then that is when the radio signature reached the earth, too. So I can’t see what your author would be talking about.
Jun 14, · Dating a mason -yay or nay To be frank, it’s a NAY for me. For what ever reason, you have already set a sub agenda for any future relationship that might develop!
Christianity A judge has banned a family from having the Freemasons square and compass emblem etched into the gravestone of a Freemason who died after devoting much of his life to the organization. William Kenneth Wilson, who died in July and who had devoted more than 40 years to Freemasonry is buried in the church yard at the 12th century Grade 1 listed St Oswald’s Church at Dean in Cumbria. His niece, Mrs Dorothy Stubbs, had appealed to the Church of England’s Consistory Court, which has to approve matters such as what is put on gravestones, for permission to have the Freemason’s square and compass emblem put on her uncle’s stone.
He had held major offices with the Freemasons and been a Provincial Grand Master representing the country at home and abroad on a number of occasions. There are an estimated six million Freemasons world-wide and the Grand Master in his country is the Duke of Kent who is a cousin to both the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Parochial Church Council for St Oswald’s had no objections to the emblem being included on the gravestone.
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Only three passengers were interviewed, and they were all from first class” Titanic Expert Nic Compton A secret archive containing the names of two million Freemasons has been made public for the first time on the genealogy site Ancestry which reveals extensive Masonic involvement in the controversial British investigation into the catastrophe. While a US Senate inquiry into the sinking savaged the White Star Line and singled out the British Board of Trade for blame for lax regulations which allowed the scandalously small number of lifeboats fitted on the ship, the UK investigation overseen by Lord Mersey avoided blaming the Board of Trade.
The ship split into two at 2. The peer was born William Pirrie in Quebec in Only three passengers were interviewed, and they were all from first class. The passenger line sank in the Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of April 15 after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
Jan 13, · So, I recently logged back onto a dating website that I haven’t been on for a while. I started talking to this one gentleman and he revealed that he was a freemason.
Neller told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense: I despise people that hang “crisis” around the neck of the topic de jour, but when looked at in the aggregate, the statistics involving American men by almost every measure are alarming, and have been for quite some time. Economics, crime, job losses and wage stagnation, drug use, suicide, illiteracy and education failures, illegitimacy rates, government dependence, homelessness — pick any of them, or pick your own.
Coincidentally to the General’s statement Wednesday, last Thursday Tucker Carlson on Fox News began a month-long series of reports on the decline of men in America. The video of his long introduction can be seen above. I recommend a viewing of it. This blog site is a deliberately myopic one. I focus on Freemasonry and topics and events in the world that affect the fraternity going forward. That’s why I feel so strongly that this report from Carlson is an important one that brings up issues that are having profound effects upon American society at this very moment.
Because we have a job to do, and we’re failing at it. Here are a couple of excerpts from the show: They get better grades. They smoke less weed.
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Goose and Gridiron, where the Grand Lodge of England was founded Since the middle of the 19th century, Masonic historians have sought the origins of the movement in a series of similar documents known as the Old Charges , dating from the Regius Poem in about  to the beginning of the 18th century. Alluding to the membership of a lodge of operative masons, they relate a mythologised history of the craft, the duties of its grades, and the manner in which oaths of fidelity are to be taken on joining.
The theory had also been postulated in by German professor; J.
The Masonic Lodge is the basic organisational unit of Freemasonry. The Lodge meets regularly to conduct the usual formal business of any small organisation (pay bills, organise social and charitable events, elect new members, etc.).
Michael Arce Within each degree, the instruction on the Working Tools is one of the most beautifully written parts of ritual. In the first degree the use of the inch gauge continues to fascinate me. Dating back to medieval times two-piece sleeping as it was called, was standard practice. Everything from reading a book most likely their Bible , talk, or go for a walk in the countryside to visit with their neighbors. Keep in mind this is back when time was still kept by burning a candle.
Your day began, literally, at daybreak and you were in bed by sundown. Fast forward to If I was to compare dividing my time to the Activity Rings on my Apple Watch, the large ring would definitely be my work hours, the medium ring my sleep, and the smaller ring the time invested in the service to God or my Brothers. I pulled up a random day on my calendar this month… Wednesday, April 11th. Workday for job 1 started at 8AM up for work by 6: Work schedule has a couple conference calls, a meeting, lunch, and time at my desk to work on my daily task list.
End of workday for job 1 is at 4: Job 2 starts at 5PM and goes until 11PM.
All official records of the Grand Lodge of Ireland prior to , and all minute books prior to , have been lost. Peary was accompanied on his expedition by another Freemason, Matthew Henson see above. Penn was distantly related to William Penn from whom Pennsylvania gets its name. John Penn allegedly founded the first Masonic lodge in Pennsylvania.
May 06, · Being a Freemason is not like being Catholic, Methodist, Mennonite, etc., you just have to have belief in a higher power and a few other things to be accepted as an apprentice. Being a Freemason is a great group of men who help their communities, brothers, families, etc.
Sir Walter Scott J. We will compare the Masonic teachings from the above authors with what the Holy Bible teaches. God has repeatedly taught that we must weigh what someone is telling us against the clear teachings of the Bible. This week , we shall again be quoting from Albert Pike’s monumental Freemason book entitled, “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient And Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,” considered by many to be the absolute authority of Freemasonry. Then, we shall be comparing these individual points with the clear and absolute teaching of the Holy Bible.
Our subject this week shall be worship; Whom do the Freemasons worship? God’s warning in Deuteronomy 4: The one exception to this prohibition, of course, is Jesus Christ, as Jesus stated “Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Last week, we showed you that Freemasons do not worship God the Father of the Hebrew Scriptures; rather, they worship all the gods of the Ancient Mysteries.
In the week before last, we showed you that Freemasons do not venerate the Jesus Christ of the Bible; rather, they believe Jesus was created by an inferior god, Ialdaboth, and that He was a human in appearance only. No one who believes this about Jesus Christ can call himself a Christian. Because, according to Jesus’ Words, He does not consider such a one as a Christian. He considers such a person to be deceived, or a Counterfeit Christian!
Today, we shall be studying whom it is that Freemasons worship.