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Posted: 10 April 2017 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Do you recommend reading a book?
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Posted: 10 April 2017 12:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I think you mean “Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasory”.

If so….while it is an entertaining book, there is no proof of anything in that book, and the conclusions are sloppy.  He also wrote this book before he became a Freemason.

The way we regard this book in Freemasonry is just that…it is a fun read, but it is not useful for any factual research.  I would not consider that book to be a good source of information for a non-Mason.

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Posted: 10 April 2017 02:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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that’s what I mean
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Posted: 10 April 2017 10:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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As Dan-O has said, it’s interesting perhaps, but little more than far-stretched speculation based on rumour, what-ifs, could-be’s and coincidences.

Few subjects in history have acquired so much foolish speculation and romantic nonsense as Freemasonry. Born In Blood is just one example.

Read it if you wish, but don’t expect any real education or insight from it.

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Posted: 10 April 2017 10:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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It was my first or second Masonic book.  It is an easy and enjoyable read.  Take it for what it is one man’s thoughts and nothing more.

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Posted: 11 April 2017 03:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Thank you for your beautiful ideas
It’s good when you see others helping you even if they do not know you

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Posted: 11 April 2017 03:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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It’s an interesting read for a Freemason because we can see where he (Robinson) as a non-Mason made silly mistakes in linking the Peasant’s Revolt and the Templars to Freemasonry.

For a non-Mason I would call it a “fool’s errand” because he would have absolutely no idea and would probably believe that there was a link between us.

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Posted: 11 April 2017 05:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Mike Martin - 11 April 2017 03:43 AM

It’s an interesting read for a Freemason because we can see where he (Robinson) as a non-Mason made silly mistakes in linking the Peasant’s Revolt and the Templars to Freemasonry.

For a non-Mason I would call it a “fool’s errand” because he would have absolutely no idea and would probably believe that there was a link between us.

Yes it is true it is best not to read the book

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Posted: 11 April 2017 07:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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I really wish someone would write a fair and accurate description of Freemasonry in Arabic that could be shared in your part of the world, but I’m not aware of any such book at the moment.

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Posted: 11 April 2017 08:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Dan-O - 11 April 2017 07:58 AM

I really wish someone would write a fair and accurate description of Freemasonry in Arabic that could be shared in your part of the world, but I’m not aware of any such book at the moment.

Unfortunately, there are no books in Arabic. All books available in Arabic are lies and forgery

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Posted: 11 April 2017 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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It was a very interesting book. It did bring up some intriguing points.

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Posted: 11 April 2017 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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Alhaidary - 11 April 2017 05:00 AM

Yes it is true it is best not to read the book

No, my friend. I would never say to anyone that one should not read any book. Read it if you wish. Just be aware that it will give you no more insight into the history and origins of Freemasonry than a children’s book of fairy tales or a Dan Brown novel.

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Posted: 11 April 2017 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Alhaidary - 11 April 2017 05:00 AM

Yes it is true it is best not to read the book

No, my friend. I would never say to anyone that one should not read any book. Read it if you wish. Just be aware that it will give you no more insight into the history and origins of Freemasonry than a children’s book
I really need to know more and more about Freemasonry and looking for anything that increases my knowledge

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Posted: 11 April 2017 04:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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For a basic introduction to Freemasonry, I would recommend the same books I would to a man in my own city who has expressed an interest in joining:

  - A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry
  - Freemasonry for Dummies

If you are not familiar with this sort of book, please don’t be insulted by the titles. There are dozens in a series, generally taking something complicated and making it simple - Investment for Dummies,  a Complete Idiot’s Guide to Calculus, etc.

These are reliable introductions to the Craft, easy to read while still giving good depth. Sadly, I do not think they are available in Arabic, etc.

Peace to you and your country.

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Posted: 12 April 2017 12:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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Thank you brother for your interest
I always try to gather information from this forum and others

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Posted: 12 April 2017 03:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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You can read this book ‘تاريخ الماسونية العام: منذ نشأتها إلى هذا اليوم ‘جُرجي زيدان although you must forget the part concerning Masonry in the Middle East since most of the data is old news, no longer accurate, But i found the general info on the history of Freemasonry not bad at all, it presents good research, good dates and accurate data.

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