Shaq Show Off His Masonic Ring
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"Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion, and its teachings are instructions in ... the universal, eternal, immutable religion...." Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, by Albert Pike, Washington D.C., 1958, pp. 213, 219.
That God is One, immutable, unchangeable, infinitely just and good; that Light will finally overcome Darkness, -- Good conquer Evil, and Truth be victor over Error; -- these, rejecting all the wild and useless speculations of the Zend-Avesta, the Kabalah, the Gnostics. and the Schools, are the religion and Philosophy of Masonry. (p. 275)
Masonry propagates no creed except its own most simple and Sublime One; that universal religion, taught by Nature and by Reason. (p. 718)
"[Masonry is] ... the custodian and depository (since Enoch) of the great philosophical and religious truths, unknown to the world at large...." Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, by Albert Pike, Washington D.C., 1958, p. 210.
"Without this religious element it would scarcely be worthy of cultivation by the wise and good...." An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, by Albert G. Mackey, 1921, pp. 618-619.
"...a worship in which all good men may unite..." by Joseph Newton
"...a religious institution..." by Albert Mackey
Freemasonry is not Christianity, nor a substitute for it. It does not meddle with sectarian creeds or doctrines, but teaches fundamental religious truth." (Albert G. Mackey, "Encyclopedia of Freemasonry," page 162)
"The religion of Masonry is pure theism."
"The truth is that Masonry is undoubtedly a religious institution . . . which,
handed down through a long succession of ages from that ancient priesthood who first
taught it, embraces the great tenets of the existence of God and the immortality of the soul." Albert G. Mackey,
Look at its ancient landmarks, its sublime ceremonies, its profound symbols and
allegories-all inculcating religious observance, and teaching religious truth, and who
can deny that it is eminently a religious institution? . . . Masonry, then, is indeed a
religious institution; and on this ground mainly, if not alone, should the religious
Mason defend it Albert G. Mackey,
"Masonry is the universal religion only because and sl long as it embraces all religions" by J.D. Buck
...most local police (and all other) unions, for that matter – and especially the larger FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) are pretty much all infiltrated at the highest levels by Masons and other such related “brotherhoods”, Shriners, Knights of Columbus, etc.
It’s interesting, too, that when Shaq was in AZ to play for the Suns, he joined as a reserve deputy in the local Sheriff’s Posse – just as he does a reserve officer thing in Miami, too. So, there’s that, for those who don’t know that world, and I’m sure most do not. Shaq’s thing, I’m sure, is in large part just about PR, but there is certainly a Freemason / law enforcement connection to consider here.
Like any other profession, the many regular guys and ladies who just do those jobs aren’t necessarily bad or evil, and to those “members” it’s just more or less a bar or club where they hang out, drink and BS with their fellow employees, like a VFW, Elks or Moose lodge.
But, anyone say Lieutenant and above is definitely either “in the club” or a willing puppet and would never speak or act against it…they already know the deal by then, and the price they will pay if they go against the powers that be.
It is just the way it is – just as anyone who gets to a certain level in politics, entertainment, mass media, university academics, CEOs, etc…..it’s generally understood that you join or you simply won’t be allowed to hold a position with that level of power. Not to mention that the vast majority who get there tend to already agree on most of their views, goals, sprituality / lack thereof, etc. Evil minds definitely tend to think alike, as if possessed by the same spirit, you might say…literally.
And for those who might dare to resist…it’s join or die, basically when you arrive at that level. This is always how the secret societies have operated, by design – ranging from the basic “Greek” frat groups up to Skull and Bones, Club of Rome, Trilateral Comm/CFR, RIIA, CIA, etc. The concept is identical – the initiation begins early on with your “brothers” sharing and knowing the dirty secrets about one other, so that they are, therefore, “bonded” together by being compromised.
It is Satan’s twisted version of “trusting”, as we would think of it with a friend or family – but, of course, it is exactly the opposite – a mutual threat of blackmail and extortion is not trust, faith or love, as it is with God’s ways.