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Title: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Lemon-Twist on August 04, 2010, 10:50:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAUTC3UP40&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAUTC3UP40&feature=related)

look at this video, full of all seeing eye symbols etc, and some of the comments below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPwPmO7JTKc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPwPmO7JTKc&feature=related)

this one even more shocking

what you's think

I knew Lady Gaga had been accused of this but BONO, it was one of my mates who told me of this, just thought i would bring it to your attention.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: InThisHeartland on August 04, 2010, 11:50:32 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAUTC3UP40&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAUTC3UP40&feature=related)

look at this video, full of all seeing eye symbols etc, and some of the comments below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPwPmO7JTKc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPwPmO7JTKc&feature=related)

this one even more shocking

what you's think

I knew Lady Gaga had been accused of this but BONO, it was one of my mates who told me of this, just thought i would bring it to your attention.


2nd video, 2:09 BELI!!!!! It's her avi! thats what came to mind while watching that video lol.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: LoveSupreme on August 04, 2010, 11:54:36 AM
Why else would he always be wearing hoodies?


I feel like this will be an awesome thread.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Belisama on August 04, 2010, 12:37:47 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAUTC3UP40&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAUTC3UP40&feature=related)

look at this video, full of all seeing eye symbols etc, and some of the comments below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPwPmO7JTKc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPwPmO7JTKc&feature=related)

this one even more shocking

what you's think

I knew Lady Gaga had been accused of this but BONO, it was one of my mates who told me of this, just thought i would bring it to your attention.


2nd video, 2:09 BELI!!!!! It's her avi! thats what came to mind while watching that video lol.

Did someone call?
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: LoveSupreme on August 04, 2010, 12:40:47 PM
Yes, Satan.  Apparently Bono is in cohoots with him.  Watch the first video. Try not to LOL.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on August 04, 2010, 12:54:08 PM
Seeing as the first one isn't an official U2 video, I wouldn't get too worried about it. :D

The MacPhisto section is hilarious! :D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Belisama on August 04, 2010, 01:02:24 PM
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Yes, Satan.  Apparently Bono is in cohoots with him.  Watch the first video. Try not to LOL.

I can't watch until I get home. . . :(
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: LoveSupreme on August 04, 2010, 01:28:02 PM
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Yes, Satan.  Apparently Bono is in cohoots with him.  Watch the first video. Try not to LOL.

I can't watch until I get home. . . :(

Kk, its worth the wait. At least imo. lol.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Mandles on August 04, 2010, 03:29:06 PM
This is shocking!  Apparently, I too, am illuminati!...all this time and I never knew!  I love this thread.  It's priceless.  I'm not overly worried about our boy, BUT you may want to check out all of the other Illuminati musicians (courtesy of the same whack-o who made the Bono videos):
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=jEA3QmWuBm0&feature=related

(I always knew that Usher looked shady...and Lance Bass, well that was obvious.  :P )
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on August 04, 2010, 03:37:04 PM
I think we all need to remember when we look at the comments on youtube videos that that those posters are the most uneducated people on the internet nowadays. Sure, sometimes you'll get a few intelligent, thoughtful people, but for the most part youtube seems to be populated with 14 year olds who primarily watch lady gaga and justin bieber videos... and believe everything they see on the internet - "Bono's a freemason!!? OMG I KNEW IT! IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!"
a couple of weeks ago somebody posted a list of reasons why he hated bono and the edge, and one of his main points was because they had "a big stage... with walkways and stuff.... so, you can, like, reach the audience and stuff"...
 ::)
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Sledge on August 04, 2010, 03:41:39 PM
C'mon guys think for an instant. Some does make sense but if Bono really is one is on the weakest i believe
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: zooey on August 04, 2010, 04:08:25 PM
Oh well thank god he's only one of the weakest freemasons. If he was a strong one we'd all be DOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMED
*runs around screaming in a panic and burns all of her U2 stuff*
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Sledge on August 04, 2010, 04:16:29 PM
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Oh well thank god he's only one of the weakest freemasons. If he was a strong one we'd all be DOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMED
*runs around screaming in a panic and burns all of her U2 stuff*

 ???  :D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Georgia on August 04, 2010, 07:47:38 PM
That was good for a laugh.  Ya know, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: deco20 on August 04, 2010, 07:55:55 PM
No problem with being a freemason. It has nothing to do with Satan in the first place.



Bono a freemason? I doubt so.

I bet Adam is a member of the Priory of Sion.  ;D

Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: InThisHeartland on August 04, 2010, 07:57:53 PM
BTW whats a freemason?
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on August 04, 2010, 08:02:28 PM
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BTW whats a freemason?

I dunno, but my high school history teacher turned down an offer to become one...twice. So it can't be THAT cool  :D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 04, 2010, 08:03:03 PM
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BTW whats a freemason?

They run America. There's a conspiracy. Look at the $1 note  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: deco20 on August 04, 2010, 08:04:49 PM
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BTW whats a freemason?

Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest fraternal societies.

It is made up of men who are concerned with moral and spiritual values and who pursue a way of life that complements their religious, family and community affiliations. They seek a better way of life and treat all men as equal regardless of race, religion or social standing.

Freemasonry requires that Candidates hold a belief in the Divine Creating God Who is Creator of the Universe and Giver of its life. The Masonic Ritual explains and teaches that Faith in the Divine is given expression in the life of the man who acknowledges his dependence on God by invoking His aid on all his undertakings, and who prays to the Almighty Creator for guidance to live faithfully in His service. This is further explained in the Masonic Ritual as the loving relationship a Freemason has with the Almighty Creator in which the Freemason prays to the Almighty for His continual guidance and "Divine Wisdom". He prays for the "grace" that his life will "unfold the beauties of true godliness" to the honour and glory of the Creator's Holy Name. This, therefore requires that whatever a man's creed may be it shall clearly state that, by whatever name, the Divine is known to him as the Creator and Giver of Life. Those writings which reveal the Divine Creator, His works and His Will for mankind are deemed Sacred Writings (Volumes of the Sacred Law) for Freemasonry. While Freemasons hold religious beliefs they do not promote a particular religion.




In my opinion, its kinda cool. And from the above description, Bono could very well be a Freemason. All those tales of Satanic worship and the rest are false to the best of my knowledge. You'll never know the actual dynamics and practices of the Freemasonry until you join them or study them for decades.


Two of my dad's friends are freemasons and they are Catholic and Muslim. Some freemasons do wear those freemason rings on their fingers. I find it a little tacky.  :)
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: InThisHeartland on August 04, 2010, 08:14:25 PM
My older brother's friend is a freemason, and he won't tell anyone anything about it. It sounds like a very large club that you can't know what they do until you're in it. Sounds silly. I prefer Lypton Village.  :D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Mandles on August 04, 2010, 08:16:15 PM
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My older brother's friend is a freemason, and he won't tell anyone anything about it. It sounds like a very large club that you can't know what they do until you're in it. Sounds silly. I prefer Lypton Village.  :D


 ;D ;D ;D

(Freemasons do get to ride around on those little cars during parades, though...that bit's kinda cool!  ;) )
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: LoveSupreme on August 05, 2010, 09:01:39 AM
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My older brother's friend is a freemason, and he won't tell anyone anything about it. It sounds like a very large club that you can't know what they do until you're in it. Sounds silly. I prefer Lypton Village.  :D


 ;D ;D ;D

(Freemasons do get to ride around on those little cars during parades, though...that bit's kinda cool!  ;) )

Sign me up. lol. 
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on August 05, 2010, 09:02:51 AM
I've known several Masons. Is that the same thing? They weren't really hiding their Mason-ry. Lots of people knew they were Masons.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 05, 2010, 09:07:03 AM
Masons = same thing.

Membership is not secret. The rituals within are.

The practical applications of masonry go beyond what deco described.

it can help with court cases, speeding fines, getting into private schools and business class upgrades when travelling. that's the real benefit  ;)
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: LoveSupreme on August 05, 2010, 09:13:08 AM
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090829011633AABIDvZ

After reading this guy's answer to the original question there I think Bono could be a member of The Illuminati. Along with Lady Gaga. World domination is imminent. 

Everyone should watch The Skulls movie and the National Treasure movies. They are truthfact.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: macphisto on August 05, 2010, 09:35:07 AM
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090829011633AABIDvZ

After reading this guy's answer to the original question there I think Bono could be a member of The Illuminati. Along with Lady Gaga. World domination is imminent. 

Everyone should watch The Skulls movie and the National Treasure movies. They are truthfact.

Truthfact? Is that a portmanteau like coming from artifact + truth? Seems like the proper word for those movies should be artitruth, as in artificial +truth.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: LoveSupreme on August 05, 2010, 09:55:02 AM
Sarcasm is my friend ;) 
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: GardenTart on August 05, 2010, 11:17:27 AM
The Shriners ride around in the little cars, not the Masons. But one must be a Freemason before one can graduate to a Shriner.

Deco - great summary of the group. It's a frat.

My grandad was a Mason - and he held the highest seat in the lodge (Grand Poo-Bah or whatever....). He tried for years to get my dad to join, but couldn't/wouldn't disclose what the group was about - what they did, what their values were, etc. So my dad said "why would I want to join a group that I don't know what they do and/or stand for?" Made sense to me.

What I found interesting/disturbing/weird was at Grandad's funeral - Just like the family of the deceased is given reserved pews in the church, the Masons also had their own reserved section. And after the service was over, each Mason went up to the casket, one at a time, and placed a spruce tree sprig on the casket and said something like "back to the earth my brother". I just found that kind of creepy, I'm not sure why.

I dated a guy who was being initiated into the Freemasons. He was able to give me a little more information about the group than my grandad did. There is a one year "trial", whereby the inductee can choose to leave the group. He also told me that religion was a forbidden topic but men of all religions were welcome (I truly thought thaqt Catholics were not allowed). In addition to just hanging out, they do a lot of charity work but it's all done anonymously. I'm not sure why he was able to tell me this stuff - maybe the Masons are becoming less secretive in order to attract younger members?

If you want to learn more about the Masons, please go to your local libary and check out the Simpsons' episode 2F09 (season 6) "Homer the Great". Homer joins a secret society called "The Stonecutters".

If you want to know more about the Masons and the Illuminati, and you're a fan of formulaic, second rate novels, check out Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons".
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: mariamontreal on August 05, 2010, 11:46:57 AM
No , but I think my office manager is !  creepy .......
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: deco20 on August 05, 2010, 04:52:07 PM
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The Shriners ride around in the little cars, not the Masons. But one must be a Freemason before one can graduate to a Shriner.

Deco - great summary of the group. It's a frat.

My grandad was a Mason - and he held the highest seat in the lodge (Grand Poo-Bah or whatever....). He tried for years to get my dad to join, but couldn't/wouldn't disclose what the group was about - what they did, what their values were, etc. So my dad said "why would I want to join a group that I don't know what they do and/or stand for?" Made sense to me.

What I found interesting/disturbing/weird was at Grandad's funeral - Just like the family of the deceased is given reserved pews in the church, the Masons also had their own reserved section. And after the service was over, each Mason went up to the casket, one at a time, and placed a spruce tree sprig on the casket and said something like "back to the earth my brother". I just found that kind of creepy, I'm not sure why.

I dated a guy who was being initiated into the Freemasons. He was able to give me a little more information about the group than my grandad did. There is a one year "trial", whereby the inductee can choose to leave the group. He also told me that religion was a forbidden topic but men of all religions were welcome (I truly thought thaqt Catholics were not allowed). In addition to just hanging out, they do a lot of charity work but it's all done anonymously. I'm not sure why he was able to tell me this stuff - maybe the Masons are becoming less secretive in order to attract younger members?

If you want to learn more about the Masons, please go to your local libary and check out the Simpsons' episode 2F09 (season 6) "Homer the Great". Homer joins a secret society called "The Stonecutters".

If you want to know more about the Masons and the Illuminati, and you're a fan of formulaic, second rate novels, check out Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons".


Not less secretive. Such information might not even be secrets in the first place.

I've studied the Freemasons and other secret societies or societies with secrets for quite some time. Its a hobby. Dont judge me. ;D

But these people were truly enlightening and incredible progressive people when they first started out the movements and societies in the past. Like the Freemasons, their approach to esoteric and exoteric knowledge and arts is very interesting.

The more I think of it, I dont think Bono is a freemason. True, history has shown that many powerful and visible figures are freemasons but Bono's a free spirit.

It would be so funny if Bono spouts off Freemason secrets at the 360 shows. That if we assume Bono is a high level freemason.

One thing's for sure, many of the power in the world lie with such societies.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Lemon-Twist on August 05, 2010, 04:59:10 PM
Is George Bush a Mason, this  could explain why him and Bono are such good friends ;D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 05, 2010, 05:18:19 PM
No, George Bush is a member of the Freemorons.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: zooey on August 05, 2010, 09:17:10 PM
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No, George Bush is a member of the Freemorons.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAND we have a winner!  :D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: deco20 on August 05, 2010, 09:31:16 PM
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No, George Bush is a member of the Freemorons.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAND we have a winner!  :D
\

and skulls and duds.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on August 05, 2010, 10:30:45 PM
I'm 99% sure that if a Catholic joins the Masons he's excommunicated immediately. I think.

EDIT: See below post and Briscoe's post and you will see how I was not quite right with the above sentence. ;)
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 05, 2010, 10:42:52 PM
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I'm 99% sure that if a Catholic joins the Masons he's excommunicated immediately. I think.

Really? I'm not so sure about that...

I think technically they're prevented from taking communion, but I don't think they are formally excommunicated.

But that could be semantics. And I'm anti-semantic.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on August 06, 2010, 01:03:04 AM
Well yeah, as I'm said, I'm not quite sure.

Edit: Did some quick research. You're right, they are not permitted to receive Communion. There is also an extent to which they could be excommunicated for their Masonic membership, though. They'd have to act in a "gravely imputable way" for the penalty of excommunication to apply to them.

My source, since I know people like sources: http://www.scripturecatholic.com/freemasonfaq.html#faq10 I used the table of contents at the top and jumped down to the section titled "What is the Catholic Church's position on Freemasonry?"

But back to the thread, I don't think Bono is a Mason or Illuminati. I think he's the singer in the biggest band of the world who would have probably mentioned if he was in those groups by now.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: TyraRay on August 06, 2010, 01:16:31 AM
I actually laughed so hard at that video :D
wooooo! hahahhahaha funny stuff
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on August 06, 2010, 01:34:20 AM
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I actually laughed so hard at that video :D
wooooo! hahahhahaha funny stuff

I like anything with a ton of exclamation points and capital letters. 8)
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 06, 2010, 01:38:29 AM
Bono is definitely a mason.

Didn't you see his bandana during the Vertigo tour?

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Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Tumbling Dice on August 06, 2010, 02:57:47 AM
I never thought that I'd see a discussion of Freemasonry on this forum.  8)




Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 06, 2010, 09:35:17 AM
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Bono is definitely a mason.

Didn't you see his bandana during the Vertigo tour?

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So, by this standard is Bono also a practicing Moslem and Christian and peace lover (or whomever is signified by the peace symbol)? 

I don't understand this discussion.... ???    (Seems like people are taking symbols and actions out of their context which is always a very dangerous thing to do b/c life is lived in time/ place (culture) context.)
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: InThisHeartland on August 06, 2010, 09:46:16 AM
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I'm 99% sure that if a Catholic joins the Masons he's excommunicated immediately. I think.

Really? I'm not so sure about that...

I think technically they're prevented from taking communion, but I don't think they are formally excommunicated.

But that could be semantics. And I'm anti-semantic.

 ;D ;D ;D
Stuff like this is why you're my favorite.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 06, 2010, 08:01:50 PM
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Bono is definitely a mason.

Didn't you see his bandana during the Vertigo tour?

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So, by this standard is Bono also a practicing Moslem and Christian and peace lover (or whomever is signified by the peace symbol)? 

I don't understand this discussion.... ???    (Seems like people are taking symbols and actions out of their context which is always a very dangerous thing to do b/c life is lived in time/ place (culture) context.)

Ahm, twas a joke. Heard of photoshop?
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on August 07, 2010, 02:05:09 AM
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Bono is definitely a mason.

Didn't you see his bandana during the Vertigo tour?

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So, by this standard is Bono also a practicing Moslem and Christian and peace lover (or whomever is signified by the peace symbol)? 

I don't understand this discussion.... ???    (Seems like people are taking symbols and actions out of their context which is always a very dangerous thing to do b/c life is lived in time/ place (culture) context.)

Bono practises all religions.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: deco20 on August 07, 2010, 04:14:30 AM
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Bono is definitely a mason.

Didn't you see his bandana during the Vertigo tour?

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So, by this standard is Bono also a practicing Moslem and Christian and peace lover (or whomever is signified by the peace symbol)? 

I don't understand this discussion.... ???    (Seems like people are taking symbols and actions out of their context which is always a very dangerous thing to do b/c life is lived in time/ place (culture) context.)

Bono practises all religions.

I pray that if I do go to heaven (whether it exists or not), I dont want Bono at the gates wishing me in by singing Street Mission.

@Faris
Relax, we're all intelligent and mature enough. I love this kind of threads where it quickly turns into satire.


On a side note, I heard that David Bowie is a freemason.

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Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: zooey on August 07, 2010, 01:11:04 PM
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Bono is definitely a mason.

Didn't you see his bandana during the Vertigo tour?

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So, by this standard is Bono also a practicing Moslem and Christian and peace lover (or whomever is signified by the peace symbol)? 

I don't understand this discussion.... ???    (Seems like people are taking symbols and actions out of their context which is always a very dangerous thing to do b/c life is lived in time/ place (culture) context.)

Bono practises all religions.

When does he have time to do anything else?  That's a lot of practicing.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 07, 2010, 01:20:08 PM
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Bono is definitely a mason.

Didn't you see his bandana during the Vertigo tour?

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So, by this standard is Bono also a practicing Moslem and Christian and peace lover (or whomever is signified by the peace symbol)? 

I don't understand this discussion.... ???    (Seems like people are taking symbols and actions out of their context which is always a very dangerous thing to do b/c life is lived in time/ place (culture) context.)

Bono practises all religions.

I pray that if I do go to heaven (whether it exists or not), I dont want Bono at the gates wishing me in by singing Street Mission.

@Faris
Relax, we're all intelligent and mature enough. I love this kind of threads where it quickly turns into satire.


On a side note, I heard that David Bowie is a freemason.

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Thanks for the clarification... sorry I missed the point.  I think my satire/ sarcasm is a bit on the rusty side.  ;)
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Inishfree on August 07, 2010, 02:54:38 PM
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I've known several Masons. Is that the same thing? They weren't really hiding their Mason-ry. Lots of people knew they were Masons.

Same with my grand father.  He was a Mason.  He died several years before I was born, but it was no secret.  Everyone knew.  My grand mother was a member of the Eastern Star and was Methodist by religion.  No, satanic worship, symbols, what so ever, in our house.  We went to the Methodist Church, every Sunday.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: daveyg on August 07, 2010, 04:32:43 PM
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I've known several Masons. Is that the same thing? They weren't really hiding their Mason-ry. Lots of people knew they were Masons.

Same with my grand father.  He was a Mason.  He died several years before I was born, but it was no secret.  Everyone knew.  My grand mother was a member of the Eastern Star and was Methodist by religion.  No, satanic worship, symbols, what so ever, in our house.  We went to the Methodist Church, every Sunday.

as are several members of my family. It wouldnt be a huge issue for a rich Protestant man like Bono to be in them.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on August 07, 2010, 07:50:57 PM
I don't see how Bono would have time to  be a Mason. Are there regular meetings or something? When would he do that?
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
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Bono is definitely a mason.

Didn't you see his bandana during the Vertigo tour?

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So, by this standard is Bono also a practicing Moslem and Christian and peace lover (or whomever is signified by the peace symbol)? 

I don't understand this discussion.... ???    (Seems like people are taking symbols and actions out of their context which is always a very dangerous thing to do b/c life is lived in time/ place (culture) context.)

Bono practises all religions.

When does he have time to do anything else?  That's a lot of practicing.

He should use whatever time he has left to PRACTICE his lyrics.

"In a little while, surely I'll be there
in a little while, I'll be there" - IALW Pasadena

Bravo, Bono. :D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: theocean on August 09, 2010, 06:03:59 AM
I had a boss years ago who was a mason, even had the ring..made no secret of it.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 09, 2010, 06:14:41 AM
Yeah membership is not a secret, but the rituals are supposed to be.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: deco20 on August 09, 2010, 07:21:18 AM
With all the recent publicity about Freemasonry, I wonder whether the Freemason chiefs think that Freemasonry is becoming the McDonalds of the secret society industry.

The Freemasons must get a heck alot of teasing and heckling from the dudes and dudettes at the Illuminati, Templars, The Bilderberg Group, Rosicrucians and Skulls & Bones.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 09, 2010, 08:27:51 AM
Not to mention Fred Flintstones Water Buffalo club...

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Post by: GardenTart on August 09, 2010, 10:27:34 AM
^  :D :D :D
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Good one!   :D  I need this as my avatar!   But, I don't know how to do it.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: AltRockAddict on August 20, 2010, 02:52:59 PM
can a woman be a freemason?  (Or do they get paid for the masonry?)
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: GardenTart on August 20, 2010, 03:03:04 PM
No, women cannot be Freemasons. But I think there is an affliated women's group?
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 20, 2010, 05:50:46 PM
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No, women cannot be Freemasons. But I think there is an affliated women's group?

it's called WIVES
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: birdlover on August 20, 2010, 08:13:39 PM
I think it's called The Order of the Eastern Star and you have to be a daughter or wife of a Mason.
A Unity Church I belonged to met in the local Masonic Lodge and they wanted our minister to join. Very nice people, they are devoted to providing medical care for children and they raise the money for their hospitals by riding the little cars and other things at fairs. 

Catholics are forbidden to join, as I understand it, because in order to be a Mason you have to be privy to secrets you cannot reveal and the Catholic Church doesn't approve of that.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: AltRockAddict on August 21, 2010, 01:05:26 AM
As far as I know Unity churches don't believe Jesus is diety
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: U2alwaysforever on August 21, 2010, 08:48:59 AM
are you reading Dan Browns new book?
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Miami66 on August 21, 2010, 11:52:28 AM
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are you reading Dan Browns new book?

already have.... ITS AWESOME
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: birdlover on August 21, 2010, 05:10:09 PM
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As far as I know Unity churches don't believe Jesus is diety

It's been a few years, but I believe they do. I went to the Unitarian church when I moved here because there was too much emphasis on Christianity in the Unity church for my comfort.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on August 21, 2010, 09:31:28 PM
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As far as I know Unity churches don't believe Jesus is diety

He's tried the Atkins, the Lemon Detox, and the No Carb ones though.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: GardenTart on August 22, 2010, 12:19:30 PM
Brisco, you kill me  :D

I'm going to take this thread wayyyy off base now - but I thought Unity churches were not the same as Unitarian churches?
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: birdlover on August 22, 2010, 05:20:16 PM
They are totally different churches, though both are open-minded places with an emphasis on respect for individual beliefs, no dogma.
 
Unity church is more about praying, Unitarian is more about celebrating what you learn in your own search. Both are pretty wonderful IMO.

And neither one demands you be on a diet.  ;D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Inishfree on August 25, 2010, 09:37:19 AM
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I think it's called The Order of the Eastern Star and you have to be a daughter or wife of a Mason.
A Unity Church I belonged to met in the local Masonic Lodge and they wanted our minister to join. Very nice people, they are devoted to providing medical care for children and they raise the money for their hospitals by riding the little cars and other things at fairs. 

Catholics are forbidden to join, as I understand it, because in order to be a Mason you have to be privy to secrets you cannot reveal and the Catholic Church doesn't approve of that.

Yes, that is what it is called.  My grandmother was a member of the Eastern Star.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: DizziNY on July 11, 2011, 10:36:34 PM
Ok, this is the funniest thing I think I have heard in a long time. People who criticize Bono are just haters and they r jealous.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: DizziNY on July 11, 2011, 10:38:46 PM
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I think it's called The Order of the Eastern Star and you have to be a daughter or wife of a Mason.
A Unity Church I belonged to met in the local Masonic Lodge and they wanted our minister to join. Very nice people, they are devoted to providing medical care for children and they raise the money for their hospitals by riding the little cars and other things at fairs. 

Catholics are forbidden to join, as I understand it, because in order to be a Mason you have to be privy to secrets you cannot reveal and the Catholic Church doesn't approve of that.

Yes, that is what it is called.  My grandmother was a member of the Eastern Star.

You do realize the sign of the Eastern Stars is a pentagram.  The objective of Freemasons is not good, neither r the Shriners. I was asked to join The Eastern Stars but I said NO. I knew they were not good.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: mattressjedi on July 12, 2011, 07:45:13 PM
What is wrong with freemasonry and if Bono is one?

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Post by: mattressjedi on July 12, 2011, 07:46:57 PM
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I think it's called The Order of the Eastern Star and you have to be a daughter or wife of a Mason.
A Unity Church I belonged to met in the local Masonic Lodge and they wanted our minister to join. Very nice people, they are devoted to providing medical care for children and they raise the money for their hospitals by riding the little cars and other things at fairs. 

Catholics are forbidden to join, as I understand it, because in order to be a Mason you have to be privy to secrets you cannot reveal and the Catholic Church doesn't approve of that.

Yes, that is what it is called.  My grandmother was a member of the Eastern Star.

You do realize the sign of the Eastern Stars is a pentagram.  The objective of Freemasons is not good, neither r the Shriners. I was asked to join The Eastern Stars but I said NO. I knew they were not good.

Do you know the origins of the pentagram and its ancient meaning?
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Tumbling Dice on July 12, 2011, 07:48:47 PM
I'm a Freemason.


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Post by: Tumbling Dice on July 12, 2011, 07:51:33 PM
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No, women cannot be Freemasons. But I think there is an affliated women's group?

it's called WIVES

 ;D

Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: mattressjedi on July 12, 2011, 07:53:53 PM
 ;)

 :o
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: HarlemsAngel94 on July 13, 2011, 07:38:07 AM
I always find it painful to watch these type of videos...
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: mattressjedi on July 13, 2011, 12:45:09 PM
Well, one of the problems is people fill in the blanks with their own wild imaginations if there's secrecy surrounding initiation rituals for certain groups.

So people fill in the mystery with their own fantastical stories.

Most people would be highly disappointed if they knew what it was really like.

And I've read some people term it a religion. It's not a religion. It's a fraternal organization that focuses on self reliance and thrift while at the same time giving their brothers a sense of community.

A requirement is that you do have to profess belief in a supreme cosmic being or "force" ;D     but masons welcome folks from different religions.

It must also be said in the 17th and 18th century western world these associations and fraternal organizations provided insurance, charitable projects and perhaps most importantly, orphanages for children.

They are not evil and they don't use mind control.  :o

Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Tumbling Dice on July 13, 2011, 12:48:13 PM
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It must also be said in the 17th and 18th century western world these associations and fraternal organizations provided insurance, charitable projects and perhaps most importantly, orphanages for children.


They still do.


Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: mattressjedi on July 13, 2011, 12:52:22 PM
I know. I just want to put a little history into the discussion so people don't think all they were doing was trying to take over the world all this time.  ;D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: theocean on July 14, 2011, 09:21:07 PM
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I'm a Freemason.




I think I heard that Bono is one...my sons know all about it...I will ask them...
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on July 14, 2011, 11:03:35 PM
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They are not evil and they don't use mind control.  :o

Oh God NO. They've got to you as well
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: StrongGirl on July 14, 2011, 11:25:01 PM
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They are not evil and they don't use mind control.  :o

Oh God NO. They've got to you as well

Did you just say God , Briscoe  :o   :D   ;)
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on July 15, 2011, 12:06:52 AM
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They are not evil and they don't use mind control.  :o

Oh God NO. They've got to you as well

Did you just say God , Briscoe  :o   :D   ;)

With a capital G? :D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: K2 on July 16, 2011, 12:15:36 PM
My husband is a Freemason, and currently Grand Master of his lodge. He puts up with my U2ism, I put up with his Freemasonry. A fair trade, I'd say!

Just don't expect me to join the Eastern Star ladies. No way. I have enough going on already.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: briscoetheque on July 16, 2011, 07:16:13 PM
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They are not evil and they don't use mind control.  :o

Oh God NO. They've got to you as well

Did you just say God , Briscoe  :o   :D   ;)

With a capital G? :D

i HATE when I forget the "  " marks around her name
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: kozanno on July 27, 2011, 10:26:56 AM
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I think it's called The Order of the Eastern Star and you have to be a daughter or wife of a Mason.
A Unity Church I belonged to met in the local Masonic Lodge and they wanted our minister to join. Very nice people, they are devoted to providing medical care for children and they raise the money for their hospitals by riding the little cars and other things at fairs. 

Catholics are forbidden to join, as I understand it, because in order to be a Mason you have to be privy to secrets you cannot reveal and the Catholic Church doesn't approve of that.

Yes, that is what it is called.  My grandmother was a member of the Eastern Star.

You do realize the sign of the Eastern Stars is a pentagram.  The objective of Freemasons is not good, neither r the Shriners. I was asked to join The Eastern Stars but I said NO. I knew they were not good.


Its unfortunate that people are so naive and un-educated before speaking.  Free-masonry is one thing and one thing only - the oldest and largest fraternity on the planet, and like every business or group they discuss their operations behind closed doors.  Some how this has become the "secret society".  The roots of free-masonry got back to when they were actually "masons" and worked with their hands, in which geometry was a staple of the trade.  Pentagrams and other star shaped geometrical symbolism is used all over the craft, from long before our scandalous society invented the satainic bible or Anton Levay preached it.  the "devil" was added to the pentagram a century after it had it good and accepted meanings.  Catholic are completely aloud in the craft as well as every other religion because its a fraternity.  the only stipulation to becoming a Mason is that you believe in a higher power, regardless of what or who that is and how you worship it - in the mind set that if you have a general belief in faith then you may help their world re-known causes of donating billions of dollars to charities and driving great causes.  The shrine are why the children's hospitals exist and kids born un-able to walk in families that can afford to help them, get the most advanced medical treatments known to bring them to running all free of charge.  Its the largest philanthropic society in the world.

there are two things that are not discussed in a freemason lodge - Religion and politics, because the masons simply don't care nor do they want a debate. The lodge is a place for everyone to be equal and enjoy the mentorship of other people.  People that read conspiracy theories and have the will to believe immediately whats out there and let those facts represent themselves will believe that masonry is a religion and its focused on evil doings or ruling the world.  those that care to invest time and figure it out will find the best people they've ever met in their life, they'll donate time to people that appreciate it, and they'll find themselves recognized for their efforts nearly every where on this planet.   Freemasons do not try to get you to worship anything, they are not a group trying to mold society into a religious belief and beyond all they do not support or control any one political party.  There-fore they are not a cult, they are not religion, and they are not the "new world order"

They're a group of guys that have found great friendship in a historically rooted fraternity that go way out of their way to see that other people are getting help and doing well.  Order of Eastern star, York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Demoly, Jobs Daughters, Prince Hall and others are all simply appendant bodies with the same mission.  And incase you didn't know.. they're everywhere you go.  But because people not involved get so heated over something they zero education on.. most mason prefer to just let you find out.
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: KitCat on July 31, 2011, 12:26:18 AM
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I think it's called The Order of the Eastern Star and you have to be a daughter or wife of a Mason.
A Unity Church I belonged to met in the local Masonic Lodge and they wanted our minister to join. Very nice people, they are devoted to providing medical care for children and they raise the money for their hospitals by riding the little cars and other things at fairs. 

Catholics are forbidden to join, as I understand it, because in order to be a Mason you have to be privy to secrets you cannot reveal and the Catholic Church doesn't approve of that.

Yes, that is what it is called.  My grandmother was a member of the Eastern Star.

You do realize the sign of the Eastern Stars is a pentagram.  The objective of Freemasons is not good, neither r the Shriners. I was asked to join The Eastern Stars but I said NO. I knew they were not good.


Its unfortunate that people are so naive and un-educated before speaking.  Free-masonry is one thing and one thing only - the oldest and largest fraternity on the planet, and like every business or group they discuss their operations behind closed doors.  Some how this has become the "secret society".  The roots of free-masonry got back to when they were actually "masons" and worked with their hands, in which geometry was a staple of the trade.  Pentagrams and other star shaped geometrical symbolism is used all over the craft, from long before our scandalous society invented the satainic bible or Anton Levay preached it.  the "devil" was added to the pentagram a century after it had it good and accepted meanings.  Catholic are completely aloud in the craft as well as every other religion because its a fraternity.  the only stipulation to becoming a Mason is that you believe in a higher power, regardless of what or who that is and how you worship it - in the mind set that if you have a general belief in faith then you may help their world re-known causes of donating billions of dollars to charities and driving great causes.  The shrine are why the children's hospitals exist and kids born un-able to walk in families that can afford to help them, get the most advanced medical treatments known to bring them to running all free of charge.  Its the largest philanthropic society in the world.

there are two things that are not discussed in a freemason lodge - Religion and politics, because the masons simply don't care nor do they want a debate. The lodge is a place for everyone to be equal and enjoy the mentorship of other people.  People that read conspiracy theories and have the will to believe immediately whats out there and let those facts represent themselves will believe that masonry is a religion and its focused on evil doings or ruling the world.  those that care to invest time and figure it out will find the best people they've ever met in their life, they'll donate time to people that appreciate it, and they'll find themselves recognized for their efforts nearly every where on this planet.   Freemasons do not try to get you to worship anything, they are not a group trying to mold society into a religious belief and beyond all they do not support or control any one political party.  There-fore they are not a cult, they are not religion, and they are not the "new world order"

They're a group of guys that have found great friendship in a historically rooted fraternity that go way out of their way to see that other people are getting help and doing well.  Order of Eastern star, York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Demoly, Jobs Daughters, Prince Hall and others are all simply appendant bodies with the same mission.  And incase you didn't know.. they're everywhere you go.  But because people not involved get so heated over something they zero education on.. most mason prefer to just let you find out.


So if I'm an Atheist and a woman I've got no hope of joining this lovely charitable organisation that clearly has no joining prerequisites pertaining to spelling and grammar skills.

Freemasonry is all a bunch of hooey anyway, it's basically a giant drinking club (yeah, think Stonecutters). Also, it is correct that once upon a time the Freemasons and Catholics hated each other, Catholics were not permitted to join; it is different these days.

But we're all forgetting the true victims in this whole thing: the Stonemasons. Yes, the poor blokes that always have to tell chicks at the pub they don't paddle the bums of their mates every Saturday night and that instead they are artisans of stone-craft.   *waits for the "experts" to not get it and point out the bleeding obvious*


hahaha, seriously though, this is one of the funniest threads I've read in ages...and Briscoe, love your work, you're a dead set legend mate! :D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: Miami66 on August 20, 2011, 01:45:40 PM
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They are not evil and they don't use mind control.  :o

Oh God NO. They've got to you as well

Did you just say God , Briscoe  :o   :D   ;)

With a capital G? :D

i HATE when I forget the "  " marks around her name

 ;D
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: 73October on June 24, 2017, 07:33:45 PM
I just found this thread, and had a giggle.  My husband hates freemasonry.  He tends to fall out with them - especially the ones that do deals with the council, police etc.
Anyway, back to the thread.  I read a quote from Bono himself from over 30 years ago, where he said he was a member of the Frisbeetarian Order.  He believed that when you die, your soul gets stuck on a roof and no-one can get it down again.
Aaaaannnnd that sorts that one out!
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: shineinthesummernight on June 24, 2017, 09:20:24 PM
Is this some kind of joke? :o
Title: Re: Is Bono a Freemason?
Post by: 73October on June 26, 2017, 01:07:56 PM
Yes it is - told by Bono to Hot Press in June 1987

'We're all members of the Frisbeetarian Order...We believe that when you die your soul goes up on a roof and you can't get it down.'
(U2 Propaganda: Essential U2 Quotations, Tony Clayton-Lea, 2007 Hodder Headline Ireland)