The Oath of a Shriner!
Candidates for induction into the Shriners are greeted by a High Priest, who says:
By the existence of Allah and the creed of Mohammed; by the legendary sanctity of our Tabernacle at Mecca, we greet you.
The inductees then swear on the Bible and the Koran, in the name of Mohammed, and invoke Masonry's usual gruesome penalties upon themselves:
I do hereby, upon this Bible, and on the mysterious legend of the Koran, and its dedication to the Mohammedan faith, promise and swear and vow
that I will never reveal any secret part or portion whatsoever of the ceremonies
and now upon this sacred book, by the sincerity of a Moslem's oath I here register this irrevocable vow
in willful violation whereof may I incur the fearful penalty of having my eyeballs pierced to the center with a three-edged blade, my feet flayed and I be forced to walk the hot sands upon the sterile shores of the Red Sea until the flaming sun shall strike me with livid plague, and may Allah, the god of Arab, Moslem and Mohammedan, the god of our fathers, support me to the entire fulfillment of the same. Amen. Amen. Amen."
With this oath, Christians swear on the Koran, and declare Allah to be the god of our fathers. From the perspective of Christianity and Islam alike, Shriners take the name of God in vain, and mock both faiths.
Excerpt from The Origins and Influence of Masonry
by Lee Penn, SCP Journal Vol. 25:2-25:3 2001
P0 Box 4308, Berkeley, CA 94704
This reserved parking space is for a Shriner in Chattanooga, TN, who claims to be a "High Priest and Prophet"! Of which God do you suppose he is Prophet and High Priest? The demon called Allah?!!
Encarta, Wikipedia (1), Britannica (2) and Questia Encyclopidia (3) all identify the red hat, called a "Fez" (or tarboosh) as "a Muslim symbol". Ron Carlson, in his book Fast Facts About Freemasonry (1), writes that Fez, Morocco is where the Muslims, in the 8th century, murdered every person who refused to bow their knee to Allah and Muhammad. They dipped their hats in the blood and proudly wore them as symbols of victory. While some Masons argue the validity to this bit of trivia, the fact remains that the Fez is the symbol of Islam! Why, would a Christian man, proudly wear a symbol of Islam? I will continue with the fact that, in Northern Africa, and in Fez, Morocco, history does show that the Muslims slaughtered many Jews who would not succumb to their religion. Ref. Jewish Virtual Library, Wikipedia.
Alhambra, the name of this Shriner Temple, was the fortress of the Moorish Kings in 13-14th century. The Moors were Muslims from N. Africa who conquered the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th Century and were also the same inhabitants of Morocco who killed Christians described above. After the land was recaptured by Hispanic Christians, all professed Muslims were expelled. (Websters Encyclopedia)
Where does the money from the Shriner Circuses really go?
Shriners are well known for their famous Circuses where they claim to raise money for their burn hospitals. It is a little known fact, that they are really "using" the burn hospitals to accumulate great wealth for themselves!
In June, 1986, a daily newspaper in Florida, the Orlando Sentinel published a report on the Shrine hospital program. 98% of the money the Shriners raise in these circuses wasn't going to the hospitals. It went to the Shriners for their parties. Ninety-eight percent went to their little cars and their little boats and their temples, their little hats and stuff. 2% went to the hospitals.
The Orlando Sentinel writes "Estimates from available records also show that Shrine hospitals in 1984 received just 1 percent, or $182,000, of an estimated $17.5 million in profits from about 175 Shrine circuses. Only one of the 76 temples for which IRS records were available reported contributing any circus money to the hospital system." (to read the full article click here)
* As of 9-30-04, Forbes reports that the Shriners had assets of $8.62 billion. Of the $948 mil. raised, the Shriners retained $412 mil with only a slight more than half, $505 mil. going to charitable services! Top Shriner, Ralph Semb, was paid $406,659 in salaries.
* As of 12-31-06, Forbes magazine reports the Shriners have amassed a $9.54 billion empire retaining $636 million of the money raised that same year. Top Shriner, James Full, collected a healthy $1,207,369 in salaries.
While appealing to the compassion of the general public, using crippled children as the bait, these men have found a very profitable business through the covering of these hospitals. If you would like to know where your "Shriner" donations are going, look at their "Shrines" (Temples), Harley Davidsons, go carts, jewlery, and the cars they drive! Are they any different than the covetous TV prosperity preachers that use an honorable and charitable cause in order to fatten their own pocketbook?
Video - On this 2 minute interview with a Shriner at the Southeastern Shriner's Convention in Chattanooga, TN the summer of 2007, this Shriner not only confesses that He is Lucifer, but he also adds that Lucifer is "Pure, Virtuous, Wholesome and Innocent!" Google Video Although they still confess that Jesus is the son of God, and claim to be "born again," these men declare that Lucifer is "good!"
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