November 7, 2010

"It's been a long time since we murdered anyone."

Direct quote from one of the Masons leading tours at the 100-year-old Masonic temple I visited today.

[The End - Kings of Leon; Pyro - Kings of Leon]

Hopping around Ottawa. Always different, always the same.

Today, Father and I went to Washington Square Park to look at veterans standing in the cold. We then went across the street to the Masonic Temple which was offering free tours to the public for one day only. Tour guides were working hard to dispel myths about Masons (not a religion, no creepy rituals, etc). Unfortunately, it's hard to take even the most sincere assertion that there are no sacrificial killings happening very seriously.

I learned that there's a Masonic group for girls called "Job's Daughters." Am I the only one who is troubled by this? Who else remembers what happened to Job's first round of kids?

"Please note the bloodstain-free alter."

1 comment:

  1. One of my enduring childhood memories is visiting our own local creepy Masonic Temple in 4th grade. We got the grand tour (none of us having any idea what a Mason was or why there should be a temple of any sort in Guthrie, Oklahoma). Unfortunately I had forgotten my brand-new glasses when I got up that morning and couldn't see anything. Then again, maybe it was for the best. You've got me paranoid about that altar now. Now that I think about it, it was just about child-sized, and not in the sense of miniature.