Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Freemasonry and Andrew Rosindell MP (Part 1)

In 2003 it was reported that Andrew Rosindell MP (Conservative, Romford) was made a Freeman of the City of London (see Debretts). The Havering Witness justice campaign would like to consider the consequences of this for the voters of Romford.  To do this The Havering Witness has studied the book “The Brotherhood” by Stephen Knight, 1994 edition, published by Harper Collins, ISBN 0-586-05983-0, the book is described as the “The Explosive Expose’ Of The Secret World Of The Freemasons”. 
“ qualify for the membership of one the [City of London] livery companies a man must be a Freeman of the City of London, an honour generally awarded by Freemasons to Freemasons..” p 228
On a chapter by chapter basis we have selected quotes that concerned us greatly Witnesses to crime and corruption who are prepared to give their testimony under oath in a court of law should not be ignored.

Quotes From “The Brotherhood” by Stephen Knight,  Chapter 1, p15

“Some Freemasons claim great antiquity for Freemasonry. This is reflected in the Masonic calendar which is based on Archbishop Ussher’s seventeenth-century calculation  that the Creation must have taken place in the year 4004 BC.  For convenience, the odd four years are ignored, and Anno Lucis (in the Year of Light, when Freemasonry is deemed to have begun) is four thousand years ahead  of Anno Domini [the “time zero” of Christianity] so a Masonic certificate of initiation dated  5983 AL was issued in 1983 AD.  The implication is that Freemasonry is as old as Adam.” Page 15

“Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Masonic writers produced vast numbers of books seeking to show that their movement had a continuous history of many hundreds, even thousands of years.” P15

“It is now accepted that Freemasonry, as practised today,  goes back little more than three centuries”. P15

“The comparatively short documented history of Freemasonry .... is a story of how a Roman Catholic trade guild for a few thousand building workers came to be taken over by the aristocracy, the gentry and members of mainly non-productive professions, and how it was turned into a non-Christian secret society. “ p16

“There are a number of reasons why a [stonemason] trade guild should attract such a genteel interest.  Firstly ... by the end of the 16th Century  the  [stonemason] craft was dying.. Secondly the highly skilled stonemasons ..were itinerant workers moving from church to church, they had no regular headquarters... and as they often didn’t know each other .. they needed some form of recognition...some way of maintaining a closed shop.” P18

“Masonry became so fashionable that as the 17th Century progressed the “acceptance” ([well-to-do] non-stonenasons ) became the majority in the Masonic lodges. ...Men of fashion saw no reason to prolong association with working men, and they began to form their own gentlemen’s lodge. Freemasonry was launched”. P19


Does your concept of an MP agree with ours – that he or she should represent the people of Romford in the context of a published political philosophy and a published political manifesto and NOT the aims of a secret society ? It is our view that Mr Rosindell is not being straight with the people of Romford, we say he is a man of unsustainable contradictions. 

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