Tuesday, December 18, 2007
SEQUAL TO "NATIONAL TREASURE"
Yesterday I watched the Discovery Channel's programs on the history of Freemasonry that my husband had recorded for me. The programs appeared to be little more than a two-segment promotion for Nicholas Cage's movie "National Treasure Book of Secrets" produced by Walt Disney Pictures, a sequal to "National Treasure" set to be released on December 21.
It was a typical whitewash of Freemasonry. The bulk of the program presented a number of conspiracy theories related to the subject. It was not until the very end that these were all called fabrications. The first degree ceremony was "shown". I put the word in quotes because the candidate was fully clothed in a suit and tie--hardly the garments worn for the first degree ceremony.
The whitewash completely ignored the upper degrees and irregular Freemasonry which is where the problems lie. The Blue Lodge is relatively innocuous. Even if the program presented mostly the truth about the craft, it hardly told the whole story. It was nothing more than typical Masonic BS.
If you click one of the links in that above-linked website, you will arrive here. Notice the compass? Is that a subtle tie-in to "Golden Compass"? It's a curious coincidence if it isn't!