Anyone else a Mason?

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    Jun 15, 2011 9:30 AM GMT
    Just wondering if there are any other Masons on RJ. If so, say hello!

    Clarkston, Washington, USA NITOSA Lodge #203, here!
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    Jun 15, 2011 11:09 AM GMT
    I didn'te realize the Freemasons still existed. My maternal grandfather was for most of his 92 years.
  • hdurdinr

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    Jun 15, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    My however many times great aunt was the first female mason (Elizabeth Saint Ledger) she hid in a grandfather clock when she was a teenager during a mason meeting at her house (her father was a senior mason) fell asleep, as the conversation was obviously very stimulating (!) and fell out and was of course revealed. Being the daughter of a senior mason she was sworn in. True story!
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    Jun 15, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    No my uncle is a Mason 33rd degree and my aunt is an Eastern Star. They both tried to get me to join. No SIR!
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Jun 15, 2011 2:18 PM GMT
    My Father was a Mason. I've often thought of joining.
    ZARIN = are you out with your brothers?
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    Jun 15, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    I once built a wall. Does that count?
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Jun 15, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    Yes............
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    Jun 15, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    They discriminate against my religion.
  • calibro

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    Jun 15, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    i once had sex with the head of a masonic chapter just because i got to do it in the lodge... does that make me an honorary mason?
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    Jun 15, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    Hey could you Masons ask the more important one's to stop trying to destroy the world as it is now?
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    Jun 15, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidMy Father was a Mason. I've often thought of joining.
    ZARIN = are you out with your brothers?


    I am. I bring my kids and partner to the family events (suppers, picnics, etc). It's a non-issue.
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    Jun 15, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidMy Father was a Mason. I've often thought of joining.
    ZARIN = are you out with your brothers?


    One of the brothers in my lodge is gay, but I think I am one of the only guys that knows about it. I know the other brethren wouldn't have any issue with it (here anyway), but our lodge is in a very conservative small town, so I don't blame him for keeping a low profile.
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    Jun 15, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidThey discriminate against my religion.


    Freemasons are in every country in the world (with the exception of China), which means that it is one of the least discriminatory fraternal organizations out there. The requirement is that you believe in a Higher Power. Nearly all religions fit under that umbrella.

    mayBbignow: BTW why are you destroying our world and trying to summon Satan? and SexyN3rd: Hey could you Masons ask the more important one's to stop trying to destroy the world as it is now?

    Hahahahaha. Funny stuff.


    cameron4: Oh yeah, that's what closeted gay men did in the old days. Nowadays, it's basically just a organized bathhouse.

    Now THAT is a hoot. 'bout the only thing I can say about that is that times change, and it's only recently that you can be out, period.


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    Jun 15, 2011 4:47 PM GMT
    zarin said
    Alpha13 saidThey discriminate against my religion.


    Freemasons are in every country in the world (with the exception of China), which means that it is one of the least discriminatory fraternal organizations out there. The requirement is that you believe in a Higher Power. Nearly all religions fit under that umbrella.


    Before joining I even made it clear that I do not personally follow ANY major religious preference. I do, however, have the required belief in a higher power, I just don't believe this power is a perfectly sentient being that looks like Santa Claus.
    The lodge had absolutely no issue with this and I still fully appreciate the intended meaning whenever references to God are made in the lodge and it has no less meaning for me.

    The only religious discrimination I know about is that many Catholic churches forbid their members from become Masons. If you want an interesting exercise in understanding Masonic religious tolerance I suggest you do a little research on Rudyard Kipling.
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Jun 15, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    I'd be interested in hearing from any Mason's in the Central Florida area about their lodge and learning more. Thanks.