I am a little obsessed with things that are deemed secret or mystical.
And I have always been fascinated with the Freemasons. Some call them a cult, but I think those people are just freaked out by things they can't explain or secrets they will never know. I am totally fine with mystery, and even more so, intrigued and fascinated by it.
I have been zipping through a really silly book I got about the supposed "secrets of Freemasons" though I doubt much of it is true other than the general historical facts and the naming of a few names. Still, entertaining and interesting.
I think I am just really really excited by the idea of a secret organization that is full of extremely fascinating and talented, driven people who also like secrets, mystery, wisdom and the like.
Its doctrine focuses on 3 main points, which should be the 3 part balances of each living day. "Brotherly love" "Relief" (or Charity) and "Truth" (or good morals). Wisdom and advancement of intellect are muy important-o. The supposed secrets I have read about, or at least the basic ones that don't have to do with ridiculous conspiracy theories, seem extremely appealing to me. Like the idea of balancing your time each day with one third of you day dedicated to taking care of the well being of others, one third dedicated to furthering your own growth in intellect and craft, and one third dedicated to the basic needs of life. Seems good to me.
Now I know that a lot of my friends think that Freemasonry is crazy or freaky or is a cult or blablabla. But I don't think so. Maybe I am blind, or I always seem to just focus on the good and avoid bad, but its pretty damn rad that The Shriners (a Masonic subgroup) have donated almost $10 BILLION DOLLARS to building hospitals and free heath care for children. Also, it is commonly stated that U.S. masons give $2 MILLION to charity EVERYDAY.
Heres the deal, I kinda dig Freemasonry. The little I know about it. Some think its heretical. Some think it is its own religion. Some people think its evil. But how can you know if something is evil when you just have heard a few weird conspiracy theories. Some people are different than me. No, a lot of people are different than me. So maybe I should join the women's group of Freemasonry so I can be buddies with the secret mystery loving women like me. Ladies, where you at? I know you only have to be 21 to apply to be a Freemason. So maybe you only need to be 21 to apply to be a part of the women's chapter. I'm really interested. Should I even say that on a blog?
This here ends my small rant on how interested I am, and have been for a very long time, in Freemasonry. Does that freak you out?