posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 01:42 PM
I'm a Blue Lodge (3rd degree) Mason, York Rite, Scottish Rite. But, I don't recall a fingers to lips "Shhhhh" gesture. Lots of folks make fame and
fortune on "revealing" the secrets of Freemasonry. Most if not all of them are full of it. Several reasons for the secrecy. Some have already been
mentioned, but, they are also there to "validate" if you will, a Brother's authenticity. For instance; you see my Masonic ring and come over to me
flashing your Masonic lapel pin and asking for $20 to buy gas to help a distressed Brother get home after an arduous journey. I ask you a simple
question. Are you a Mason? Except, I ask it in the "secret" way. You answer me in what amounts to gibberish. You don't get the $20 bucks. Savvy?