Masonic Oath

Well it seems obvious how the Masonic Lodge manages to keep it's secrets secret! I just read through the oath taken by a man as he swears his membership as a Blue Lodge Master Mason.... otherwise known as a 3rd Degree Mason.

If this is accurate (with Masonic stuff you can never be 100% sure) is pretty grisly.

Essentially the oath ends with the Mason agreeing to keep the secrets or else suffer the following:

"All this I most solemnly, sincerely promise and swear, with a firm and steady resolution to perform the same, without any hesitation, myself, under no less penalty than that of having my body severed in two, my bowels taken from thence and burned to ashes, the ashes scattered before the four winds of heaven, that no more remembrance might be had of so vile and wicked a wretch as I would be, should I ever, knowingly, violate this my Master Mason's obligation."

OK...they had me at "my body severed in two" never mind removing my bowels for burning....

You can read the entire oath Here!

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