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 Anonymous
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05/07/2011 12:19 am  

via Fr. Oz's facebook page

http://portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=130981444469216500

terrible news from portland, and a stark reminder of the intolerance that is out there 🙁


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stanforda
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05/07/2011 12:52 am  

Sad news indeed, I hope they are brought to justice.


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alysa
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05/07/2011 2:26 am  

Sad bad news indeed, I also hope the ones who did this will be brought to justice!


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 Anonymous
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05/07/2011 10:49 pm  

Horrible news. I hope the damage can be repaired quickly and the guilty brought to justice.


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07/07/2011 2:37 am  

More details here: http://portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=130981444469216500

Arson fire damages Sekhet-Maat Lodge building
The Portland Tribune, Jul 4, 2011

Portland Fire and Rescue investigators suspect arson in an early morning fire that damaged the exterior of the Sekhet-Maat Lodge in Southeast Portland.

Fire investigators said the blaze that was started on the outside of the building caused about $5,000 damage to the structure and about $1,000 damage to the lodge’s contents.

No suspects have been identified in the fire.

Firefighters were called at about 3:16 a.m. Monday, July 4, to the lodge at 1409 S.E. Stark St., where they discovered the fire in the front part of the building. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

The Sekhet-Maat Lodge is a religious group representing the Ordo Templi Orientis in Portland. According to the group, Ordo Templi Orientis means the Order of Oriental Templars, or Order of the Temple of the East, “which is dedicated to securing the liberty of the individual and his or her advancement in light, wisdom, understanding, knowledge and power through beauty, courage and wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.”

According to the group, the name Sekhet is based on the Egyptian root sekhem, meaning “to be powerful, mighty, violent.” The name Maat is also from the Egyptian root ma’at, meaning “the principle of truth, justness, and its measure.”

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lashtal
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07/07/2011 2:39 am  

"Donations to treasury@sekhetmaat.com through Paypal will help with repairs from the recent fire damage at the Lodge."

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07/07/2011 10:18 am  

Must be difficult living in a spiritually repressed area like USA.. all those born agains there


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Azidonis
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07/07/2011 3:23 pm  

Best wishes to those members of the Lodge. You all have an awesome thing going on down there. Don't let this stop you. What part of the lodge got burned?


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 Anonymous
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07/07/2011 9:58 pm  
"Q789" wrote:
Must be difficult living in a spiritually repressed area like USA.. all those born agains there

I'm thinking that its more likely that it was a disgruntled ex-member of the Lodge, than a "born again", who more than likely have no idea what the O.T.O. or Sekhet-Maat Lodge is.


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Azidonis
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08/07/2011 12:12 am  
"N.O.X" wrote:
I'm thinking that its more likely that it was a disgruntled ex-member of the Lodge, than a "born again", who more than likely have no idea what the O.T.O. or Sekhet-Maat Lodge is.

When I visited the lodge, my wife and I drove around the block twice to find the place, then had to figure out which door was the open one. Really, the only way to tell the place is even connected to Thelema form the outside is a painting that is clearly visible, but looks more Egyptian than anything (as Thelema symbols tend to do).

So I agree, unless someone actively knew it was there, they would probably not be bothered by it. There is also a university nearby I think, and things like that so it's possible a couple dumb kids did it.


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 Anonymous
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08/07/2011 6:39 pm  

If the police fail to turn up results, which is likely, I would suggest that a private investigator be hired for a couple hundred dollars, it should take him or her less than a day, and that the rest be handled in Silence. But that is just me. 🙂


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 Anonymous
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15/07/2011 3:37 am  

93

We at Nihil Lodge in Tokyo were saddened to hear of this situation and have sent a donation via PayPal for use in restoration. We offer our best wishes for a speedy recovery from this incident and hope that the perpetrators will receive justice.

93, 93/93

Fraternally,

V.M.I.
Nihil Lodge master


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15/07/2011 9:49 am  
"N.O.X" wrote:
"Q789" wrote:
Must be difficult living in a spiritually repressed area like USA.. all those born agains there

I'm thinking that its more likely that it was a disgruntled ex-member of the Lodge, than a "born again", who more than likely have no idea what the O.T.O. or Sekhet-Maat Lodge is.

I'm sorry for the damage done and I do hope the lodge raises funds to cover repairs.

I have to agree I think that its more than likely bored kids with no impulse control rather than a targeted attack. I imagine most American fundamentalists are only concerned if the group is marrying homosexual couples. 🙄

If the lodge was the target of previous threats or harassment I'd be more inclined to think it was the target of some actual intolerance. Random violence is still disturbing but somehow less upsetting than being in the cross hairs of a vandal with an agenda. I hope its the former and not the latter.


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