Stupid name? Okay kettle. I combined the names of two organizations who have had a profound influence on my life.
I am a Mason and proud to be one. I am not hiding. Simply meeting privately is not hiding. As I've said before, privacy, or secrecy (as they are synonymous), is not indicative of any wrongdoing or deviant behavior. Everyone enjoys privacy and secrecy, even you. You're trying to demonize and make taboo a natural human behavior.
Self importance? How so? By wanting to see evidence? You find asking for proof wrong? Well I'm not really surprised as anti-Masons are not fans of proof and evidence since it usually doesn't further their agenda. Even if I wasn't a Mason, I'd still find your agenda and stances just as wrong and asinine as I am a libertarian and believe in human rights.
I am speaking on behalf of my experience and knowledge, you are not.
LOL I'm a guy FYI.
I am from Idaho (never hid that fact), but I am a member of Masonic bodies in Washington, Virginia, Ohio, DC, and soon in Wyoming and British-Columbia.