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Old 04-27-2009, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Are the Masons evil?

Ever hear of the order of the arrow?
Official National Order of the Arrow Web Site

They meet in lodges
They hold rituals

The dramatic induction ceremonies developed for the "Order of the Arrow", as the fledgling honor society was soon dubbed, indeed proved to have a strong influence on scouts. Even today, these rites make a lasting impression on those who have been elected to the "Order of the Arrow".

As the OA continued to develop in the early years, others further embellished the ceremonies with characters from James Fenimore Cooper's "Last of the Mohicans", along with the addition of some Masonic-like rituals. A similarity between certain aspects of OA and Masonic ceremonies is not surprising, since Goodman and Edson were themselves Masons, as were others who had a prominent role at the time in further development of OA ceremonies.
The History of the Order of the Arrow and its Founder, E. Urner Goodman
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