Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled!
Of these the most influential is what is called "education." Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part. What is essential in mass psychology is the art of persuasion. If you compare a speech of Hitler's with a speech of Edmund Burke, you will see what strides have been made in the art since the eighteenth century. What went wrong formerly was that people had read in books that man is a rational animal, and framed their arguments on this hypothesis. We now know that limelight and a brass band do more to persuade than can be done by the most elegant train of syllogisms. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if the can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment. - Bertrand Russell

The Order of Knights of Pythias

New Age secret society after the Order of the Quest, and Freemasonry.

The Order of Knights of Pythias
Founded 1864-02-19
Catholic Canon Law Bans More Masonic Orders
In the Canon Law issued by the Catholic church in 1918 the Masonic ban is broadened to other guilds in the Order of the Quest. Those openly expressed as forbidden were as follows: Socialists, Communist party, Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows, Sons of Temperance, and “other societies of the same sort”.

To be forgiven the Church declares that the perpetrator must quit the secret order that they are a member of. Oddly enough the church says that in some of these guilds if stopping the payment of dues would cause you a “grave loss” you could continue to pay dues (which this is not biblical in the slightest).
Catholic Church Loosens It’s Stance On Freemasonry
Started 1983-11-27
The new Canon Law of 1983 removed the explicit name of Freemasonry from its banned secret society list (along with all others). Instead it is replaced with the vague wording - any “association which plots against the Church”. Since Freemasonry by it’s own admission is a secret society how would confessing Catholics know to stay away from it just reading the Canon Law?

Also the penitently of joining an group that “plots against the Church” is no longer punishable by excommunication, but instead with interdict which is the forbidding of taking communion and other minor things (which according to the bible is not a requirement of salvation).
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