a secret society, spilling a few secrets

a secret society, spilling a few secretsfrom new york times: For more than two centuries, the Freemasons and their grandiose rituals have played a secretive and mysterious role in American life. One of the Masons' symbols looks a lot like the all-seeing eye on the back of every $1 bill. And look whose picture is on the other side...

In the hallways of the headquarters, the walls are crowded with framed photographs of Masons past and present, but mostly past: Hubert Humphrey, a former vice president; and William Bratton, a former New York city police commissioner who is now the chief of police in Los Angeles...

a secret society, spilling a few secretsAnd [Grand Master] Bidnick said when Masons refer to God, they refer to the great architect of the universe. To hear him and Savini tell it, there is nothing theological in the reference. Savini said that Masonry is dogma-free. "It doesn't tell a man how to interpret a symbol, which leaves it open to people outside to misinterpret it," he said.