Originally Posted by Ban Freekmasons
Of course you were threatened with violence, they blindfold you and hold a dagger or sharp object against your bare chest. Then they promise to rip out your entrails a quarter a mile from the shore (as the tide comes in). You can read this all over the internet.
They are now your real? brothers, what a complete deranged donkey you are.
Our ritual uses objects as lessons, but a threat of violence implies damage to a person. No damage is done to a candidate. For there to be a threat of violence, there needs to be credible threat or intent, and the ritual is neither. Our ritual is not destructive nor does it cause harm.
The penalties used in Masonic obligations are symbolic, figurative. There is no intent to harm someone for breaking their word. If someone violates their obligation then they are either suspended or expelled as a Masonic tribunal finds.