David W.M. Vaughan Message Board
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Kevin Neill posts on 11/23/2008 6:06:49 PM
This book is typical of many anti-Masonic writings, in that it relies on half truth, quotes out of context, and outright fabrications as justification for its premise. A couple of examples that were very blatant: in the book the author contends that the Master, Senior Warden, and Junior Warden of the lodge represent the Holy Trinity. In nearly 18 years of Lodge membership, including serving as Worshipful Master, this has never been expressed in any lodge ritual I have experienced first hand or read. Another states that in the third degree that Hiram Abiff is resurrected, and that therefore the lodge has its own belief in resurrection. This is also blatantly false, as Hiram Abiff remains permanently dead, and is instead interred in King Solomon's Temple according to the ritual. Be careful how much you believe of what you read! Do not take this book as the ultimate source of information on the subject, but rather expand your researches to other works before making up your mind where you stand on this issue.