Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Mozart was never a Freemason, Catholic Church says

The Catholic Church, famous for heretic barbeques and pervert priests, is once again trying to rewrite history.

It seems that the music of Mozart is Pope Benedict's favorite.

"His music is by no means just entertainment; it contains the whole tragedy of human existence," the Pope said in a 1996 interview.

While head of the Holy Inquisition several years ago, before becoming Pope, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said that Mozart "thoroughly penetrated" his soul as he was growing up in the 1920s and ’30s in rural Bavaria, near Salzburg, Austria, Mozart’s birthplace.

On most days, Benedict sits down at the keyboard and plays a bit of Mozart.

That's all very heartwarming, you say. But...

Mozart was a Freemason.
Oh, no!

While head of the Inquisition (officially, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which changed its name from The Holy Inquisition about a hundred years ago), the Pope wrote that "Faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion."

The Catholic Church still officially forbids Catholics from becoming Freemasons.

So... they have launched a P.R. spin campaign to proclaim that Mozart was never a Freemason.

Despite the fact that documentation of Mozart's initiation into an Austrian lodge exists, the Church has sent forth Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria to say that reports of Mozart's Masonic membership "are without foundation."

To which I reply: "Reports of the Pope's infallability are, without a doubt, without foundation."

Read the story from the National Catholic Reporter.

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13 comments:

  1. is this the same church that stated the earth was flat and the center of the universe and the sun revolved around us, of course this information was divinely inspired by God

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  2. So let me get this straight. Your brand of Freemasonry is NOT okay with racism, but IS okay with insulting religion.

    Got it.

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  3. I have written many times here that I believe religion is the number one cause of hatred and war.

    I am especially not fond of religions that disdain and lie about Freemasonry, which would pretty much cover, um, Christians of both the Protestant and Catholic variety, plus the Muslims.

    I fail to see a particular insult lodged against religion in this particular blog entry. I simply pointed out that the Catholic Church has a reputation for buring heretics at the stake and for harboring pedophile priests. I also said I disagree with any claims of papal infallibility.

    Got that straight?


    — W.S.

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  4. The Pope was misquoted.

    http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2006c/090106/090106i.php

    So you can relax now.

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  5. I think that the Church is in a grave state of sin and should not be allowed to receive communion. The Roman Catholic Church is so devoid of anything approaching reason that is has become a circus! What utter arrogance to presume that if something disagrees with YOUR view that it should be excommunicated.
    I think that Jesus will come again...and he'll be PISSED!!! He won't be looking like a strung out Ted Nugent either... He'll be more like Steven Seagal or Charles Bronson.

    Anyone care to take dibs on a steel-cage death match between Pope Rat-zinger and Jesus Christ?

    Darren Simpson

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  6. I'm okay with insulting religion. And racists. And Masons. And the Google founders.

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  7. The widows son, you're not one these Dan Brown people thinking mary mag'bob dylan' had ol' babies, are ya?

    What you said about religion is all good. Dont like it myself

    I had this prophecy that Free Masonry with its inherient fear of woman and links to "Brother Hood" was somewhat an, inquisition of inflating the false persona or feeding the Shadow self.
    Defeminising the Male Persona, with association only male ect...

    I to am a crafts man, in a more literal sense,

    although I do see the parallel axis form to "day shift working" and the somewhat "seeking" or discovering ones inert philisophical or spiritual self (or what ever masons go for),

    I find the rationality of detering ones "self" or devotion to "a supreme/great being/architect" in average social systems, to be somewhat suspect.

    In world that is somewhat gracious to the efforts of many prolific freemasons, we still see freemasonry in secret, cautiously disguised by your symbols and esoterics, only praise to be found with other freemasons. The general public couldnt understand something like secrets, due to all the irrational discordian fermerments placed within advertising again containing "your symbols", I do not blame advertising there is such thing a thing as "free will" but also there is also "manipulation"

    I recomend, a little left brain think, Get some Karl Jung, Nietzche, Tarot, a Bible, an open mind and a rational gaze.

    you were not born a freemason, I am no rebel or Hippy. I do try natural retrograde, even alister crowely found peace as the soul of a blue collar man, one wife and child he said he loved, Crowley being influencal to higher points of masonic rite maybe you could seperate yourself from ataining rites and ritual form, and learn the secrets of yourself.
    Peace
    Order out of Choas
    Divide and Conquer
    Its all in your heads
    percieve reality
    and many other colocrials

    Laugh! Smile, Help public personally

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  8. The general public couldnt understand something like secrets, due to all the irrational discordian fermerments placed within advertising again containing "your symbols"

    Sweet Sassy Molassy! Your entire post was Discordian... or certainly discordant!

    Freemasonry has no inherent fear of women. You simply can't point to the "male only" fraternity and toss out some value-laden exhortation like that without checking out the facts.

    Or maybe you can, I guess. But it makes you look foolish. WTTW

    The general public does not understand the secrets, not because of the vagaries of the followers of Eris, but because the secrets of Masonry utilize insight and introspection. The symbols don't mean anything inherently, rather FMs learn - some slowly, some quickly - to place a conext upon both the symbol and some insight on a life experience.

    Most people simply aren't trained to slow down their thought processes and to take a hard look at what they are doing. In some respects, FM has much more in common with Taoism and Zen than you think.

    You seem to pride yourself on being left-brained and open minded. I challenge you to open your mind wide enough to throw out those predjudices and to seek out new perspectives.

    The Tao of Masonry

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  9. Mozart was not a freemason!

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  10. Mozart was a very passsionate, conservative, and practicing Catholic. Not only that, but he has written pieces for the Catholic Church's music library. He could not have been a freemason at all. GOD BLESS MOZART!

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  11. Aw, Shucks! I always that thought Herr Mozart WAS a mason. I guess we're going to have to invent another meaning for "The Magic Flute". Any ideas out there from you metaphysical
    poet guys?

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  12. Back in the 18th century, Masonry was not in opposition to the teachings of the Church. Erich Lietenberger said:

    "But at the same time it is necessary to understand that Freemasonry in the 18th century was a completely different thing from [that of] the 19th or 20th centuries. There was no problem to be a deeply convinced Catholic and a Mason at the same time, as is illustrated by the examples of many priests, abbots, etc. [who were Masons] in the late 18th century."

    When it is said that Mozart was not a Mason, it is meant that was not a Mason in the modern sense of the word. If you are going to say that the Church is without reason, and hold yourself higher as a result, please use reason yourself and understand history as well, all of you.

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