Anders Behring Breivik expelled from the Freemasons

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The Sovereign Grand Master of the Norwegian Order of Freemasons has posted the following notice on their website:

The Norwegian Order of Freemasons expressing compassion and care

– I am appalled by the horrible atrocity that was committed in the government district and at the Utøya island, says the Sovereign Grand Master of the Norwegian Order of Freemasons, Ivar A. Skar.

We are filled with mourning and compassion for those who have been affected and their relatives.

It has appeared in the media that the accused has been a member of the Norwegian Order of Freemasons.

He has now been excluded – the exclusion immediately effective.

The exclusion reflects that the acts he is accused of having carried out, and the values that appear to have motivated them, are completely incompatible with what we stand for as an Order.

We build our activity on Christian and humanistic values and want our members to contribute to the promotion of charity, peace and goodness among all people.

The police will of course get all the help and information we can give to contribute to the investigation.

A very correct and proper expulsion but there is a flavour of damage control in the statement. Did no other members – until now – have any inkling at all of the sick and demented nature of Anders Behring Breivik?

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3 Responses to “Anders Behring Breivik expelled from the Freemasons”

  1. Was Anders Breivik a Christian? « Teh's Tales, Ian's Yarns Says:

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  2. Tin Machine Says:

    Actually no it’s likely they had no idea. His father is a diplomat and he was in the Norwegian Military. Who would think he was capable of this?
    Masons, non-Masons, and anti-Masons all recognize that there can be a bad apple in every barrel – although anti-Masons (particularly those who attack Freemasonry for so-called ‘religious objections’) often seem loathe to admit it.

    Masons feel horribly about these ‘bad apples’ since they reflect on each and every one of us as an organization – and further, these things shouldn’t have happened at all if the ballot process proceeded correctly. In fairness, it should also be noted that sometimes people do change (markedly, in some cases) over time and for reasons that no one can fathom. Someone who was a ‘good man and true’ at the time of his selection for membership could have taken a wrong turn along the way – related to Freemasonry or not! Non-Masons seem to accept the fact that there might be one or two ‘bad actors’ as simply a matter of course. Anti-Masons, on the other hand, gloat.

    So if he was a member of Methodistodist Ch would woud that make Methodists bad or evil?

    As new reports come outhisout hsi activities is is clearer that he joined Mason and then almost never attended Lodge. Maybe had he attended and learned form his Brothers, he would not have committed these heinous murders.

  3. Chris Says:

    I agree. Ignore the accusations made by anti-Masons who seem to know more than everyone else, including Masons, about Freemasonry. I have read on several sites that he did not attend his lodge regularly, and when he did the fact that religious and political discussion is banned at meetings probably prevented this guy from expressing the views which may have flagged up his extreme opinions and mental problems to others. For all we know he may have given the outward impression of a perfectly intelligent and balanced person – many of the most notorious individuals in history have seemed fine to the people who they have mixed with.

    To the Alex Jones’s and David Icke’s of this world this whole thing fits fine because they want it to. The reality is that no blame can be laid on Freemasonry. The extreme views and inflammatory outbursts by the Tea Party movement, and their European equivalents, are far more relevant.

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