Since most of the rest of this is off-topic to the original post, I'll just suggest that if you want to complain about methods of secrecy in magical orders, you might want to start another thread for it... but read up on the fourth power of the Sphinx before you do or you'll get shot down even quicker than you did here.
I was aware of the fourth power of the Sphinx as I wrote my post. I decided it didn't provide a complete explanation for this secrecy. Btw, I didn't see myself get "shot down." Try not to turn this into a popularity contest. I'm trying to have a discussion here, in the thread that I started, I might remind you (albeit I'm bitching, I'll give you that). It's really not that off-topic anyway, seeing as the thread is about one specific secret and now I'm talking about secrets in general.
By the way, I'm sick of this bullshit "there is no should." There is so, and anyone who thinks there isn't is delusional. Want an example? Jim told me a few posts ago that it wasn't proper to continue sharing my thoughts on here about the specifics of the secret. You know what another way of saying that is? I shouldn't do it. Goodness, Thelema can be a disease when abused.
This particular topic is just special pleading.
Also, it's not special pleading if it's a different case. Special pleading can't be applied in such a ridiculous manner. I never said all information about anything should be shared. I specifically said spiritual and magical truth that meets strict criteria: it doesn't harm anyone, and it doesn't ruin the surprise. Your analogy of posting personal information online shows a complete and utter misunderstanding of my position.