Burned at the Stake

I say believe in what you want, since I believe in freedom, but me personally, I don’t really trust religions or groups with levels or ranks that its members need to climb up through or that hide their rituals, usually in temples, like Scientology or Freemasonry or Mormonism. I guess I worry because sometimes people do awful things in the dark, when they are hidden in the shadows. I’d rather have things transparent and knowledge accessible to all. But maybe these groups do these things in secret sometimes not because they are doing something awful, but because other people have a hard time letting other people be free, because people aren’t as accepting of their beliefs as I am, and they know they’d be burned at the stake if word got out about what they truly believed, so they don’t trust other people with the responsibility of information because of it.