I just got an e-mail from dead.net marketing:
"Perfect for gifts or your own place, this handmade candle holder adds some light to your life! Solid black walnut design has dancing bears logo brand. Four slots can hold votive candles (included), shot glasses, or incense (holes pre-drilled). Also fits tea-light candles.
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Just wondering if I'm being targeted or if you got one of these too?
The truth is out there somewhere...
those were quotes from loons, not Gonz's view.
Ray Ray, who's new here, came in with the big misinformed if well-intentioned bombshell question and typical "answers" you can find out there were offered up.
And believe me, some of that is mild compared to what's out there and what google will give you...and on the internet, weird bleep is forever.
There's not much point in censoring that stuff, and hey, we just learned a whole lot more about Masons than we otherwise would have. So, net gain in my book. And yeah, a good deal safer in that we seem to have gotten a pretty quick posting of good sane information in response to a pretty hotbutton question.
This is bad how? Yeah, the road was a little bumpy, but all things considered we're Deadheads and grownups and while this may not have had quite the vibe of the Sunday School picnic, I think it came out pretty much OK.
Please read carefully. I am not propounding ANYTHING in those three posts other than my belief that the GD had nothing to do with Satanism. I am responding to Ray-Ray. What I responded with was some quick articles on the internet.
I do not believe the Masons have anything to do with the dark side. You must have missed my point about the Mason's doing charitable work for the sick and elderly.
I'm sorry if you confused my meaning and who I was addressing.
I hear ya but.....
as the moderator of a Grateful Dead Board>>>
Thinking the posts about the Band and the Masons...
are okay is really open minded and free spirited
It does strike me as odd that you don't care a bit about it.
...."a safe and respectful place to do so"
I love you anyeways, xo!
Stay wonderful, by what ever defination of
wonderful YOU USE!
I do not believe it was ironic.
Thank you for the big heart though. @
<3> Right back at cha!
I read ALL of Your whole posts, I do not think your summary of your writing is complete. Thank you for writing to me in an attempt to be more specific. You posted many things about FreeMasons and attached the worst of words to them. I understand you do not know of such men and / or how to be one. I respect your perspective but think what you have written about the Band and the FreeMasons is horrible and unfactual. You are proud of what you have written and I am not. Shall we agree to disagree and I shall be all the more well for it. The right information about FreeMasons is available to you and all now, that's all I needed.
Oh hey ~ A quick question?
Can you play the fiddle?
the part about Hunter being on tour was a dead giveaway...
People have been saying all kinds of loony stuff about the Dead since forever, and it's pretty much the case that you can find someone in the scene connected to pretty much anything over the span of 40-some years, and what it all means is probably pretty much in the eye of the beholder. Especially from the perspective of hindsight.
I mean, it would be darn tough to reduce Owsley Stanley to a quickie formula like "Satanist CIA plot." Though I'm sure some have tried. And he's one guy in a real complex scene of notoriously freethinking types.
So pay attention, and don't lose your critical thinking skills, but don't make yourself nuts, either. That would be my opinion anyway.
TOTALLY interesting and informational post on masons! :)
But yeah Gonzo was being ironic about masons being satanists :)
I don't think my post was the offending one. I was making the point that Masonry has nothing to do with Satanism and the temple near me is in decline though they do many good things for the poor and elderly in their community.
I think the posts that should have been deleted are the ones that linked Masonry and Satanism. In fact, I was commenting on the illegitimacy of linking the two.