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originally posted by: butcherguy
It is silly anyway, what does the NT have to do with the Masons anyway? They will admit Jews.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: the owlbear
Who not to lift up but those from the bottom?
Because it is not a halfway house or rehabilitation institution. You already know the answers to this as they were addressed in the Secret Societies forum.
Charging for "betterment" of society might also be against his words in the NT.
No one is forced to join and being that we are a not for profit all dues go to upkeep and charity so quit your biblical hysteria.
originally posted by: MGaddafi
I have taked with many Shriners and Blue Lodge members as well a Jester and they all tell me its quite expensive.(Havent spoken with a Scottish Rite Member yet, but looking forward too.)
The fee includes a fixed degree fee, contributions, and an affiliation fee, together totalling $125.
$175.00 Fee for the degrees. Price includes The new Morals and Dogma, Bridge to Light and dinner for two at the conclusion of the degrees. Minimum of $100.00 due with petition.