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went to consistory 32* hello all im back

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posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 06:05 PM
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I have been watching and reading. i am proud to say im a " j.d." in lodge , and have recieved my 32* degree in the "S.R.", at the danville ill location, it was an amazing experience. Im interested to hear if others experiences were as amazing as my own.




posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 06:43 PM
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J.D. or as I like to call it.... the "busiest" man in lodge


And a fellow Illinoisan at that



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 07:59 PM
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Orangemonkey, congrats and welcome back.

BTW, I like your new avatar. But, your name is very hard to read with your new background.



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by Orangemonkey
I have been watching and reading. i am proud to say im a " j.d." in lodge , and have recieved my 32* degree in the "S.R.", at the danville ill location, it was an amazing experience. Im interested to hear if others experiences were as amazing as my own.



I guess this means I should salute you now that you "outrank" all of us "low-level" masons. Hail master Orangemonkey!!!

Hehehe, I'm just kidding. Congratulatrions, brother. I am not a member of the SR, how would you say the experience of those degrees compares to the blue lodge degrees?


[edit on 30-1-2005 by sebatwerk]



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 08:29 PM
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how rich r u mason guys?

if your a 32nd degree
are you filthy rich?
do you own a corporation?*or CEO*

you dont have to tell us exactly what u got but im just curious

are you rich or just moderately wealthy?

millionare or thousandare?



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 09:35 PM
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Welcome back and congratulations Orangemonkey. Hopefully I'm not too far behind you.



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash
how rich r u mason guys?

if your a 32nd degree
are you filthy rich?
do you own a corporation?*or CEO*

you dont have to tell us exactly what u got but im just curious

are you rich or just moderately wealthy?

millionare or thousandare?


We don't own corporations... we own the world!!!

Just kidding, I'm a software engineer and by no means filthy rich. There's all sorts of people who are masons. Rich, poor, educated, simpletons, etc. etc. The only thing in common that you will find among us is that we are all outstanding men in our community and we are all willing to help out a fellow human in need.



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 11:36 PM
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Tis why the rich stay rich.


d3v

posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 02:45 AM
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WTF... im totally confused.

I thought 33rd degree masons were evil bastards in league with the Illuminati agenda????

WTF is going on???

Also why would ANYONE want to become a free mason???

It involves occult practices and weird stuff... why would anyone want to be involved with it???



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by d3v

Also why would ANYONE want to become a free mason???

It involves occult practices and weird stuff... why would anyone want to be involved with it???


Funny you feel that way, seeing as the first quote in your signature there is from a Mason.


There are lots of reasons men want to become Masons, this subject has been talked to death here on ATS. If you want to know more, just do a search, or ask questions. Do not imply ignorant answers in your questions, however, as that leads to flaming in most cases.

Oh and BTW, you thought wrong.



[edit on 1/31/05 by The Axeman]



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 10:12 AM
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Congrats from me as well.
However, I thought that the J.D. was fairly laid back. I think it gets tougher up the line, 'specially if they rope you in to Secretary
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I am glad for you, I'd like to take the next several degrees, but in CO you don't have to be a 32* to be a shriner. That was what I wanted to do, so am doing.
I really don't want to join the Consitory just for the "Rank" then stop pay'n dues, don't think it would be right, so haven't ventured out futher yet.



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 10:13 AM
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thanks for the reply

from what ive just learned

these particular masons have little in common with the "nwo"
they sound more like a pro-community involvement group

well thumbs up for them

thats the good mans fight your fighting


it seems we have to keep our NWO rants directed towards the Skull and Bones or Scroll and Key societys

because these masons have Nothing to do with the NWO
look at them
they are just normal people

so as a group lets be reasonable and focus our arguements towards
Skull an Bones

thanks agian for the reply

i learn something new everyday



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by CO_Cowboy
However, I thought that the J.D. was fairly laid back. I think it gets tougher up the line, 'specially if they rope you in to Secretary
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True, That position is like a social disease....easy to get and hard to get rid of


Just seems like the JD never gets to sit down



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by d3v
Also why would ANYONE want to become a free mason???

It involves occult practices and weird stuff... why would anyone want to be involved with it???


Dude, if you don't know anything, why do you open your beak to begin with!?!? You obviously don't have a clue about freemasonry, so don't go around posting stuff like what you wrote above. Do some research first, then come back. The idea here is to be as little ignorant as possible.



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 11:25 AM
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Congrats on your journey to the 32nd, it is now your duty to maintain the numerous conspiracies surrounding masonry and soon the world shall be ours!
Congrats once again. Y.R. anyone?

[edit on 31-1-2005 by IKnowNothing]



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash
how rich r u mason guys?

if your a 32nd degree
are you filthy rich?
do you own a corporation?*or CEO*

you dont have to tell us exactly what u got but im just curious

are you rich or just moderately wealthy?

millionare or thousandare?


I'm a hundredaire.


In my Scottish Rite Temple, initiation fees up to the 32° are $240, which includes a Scottish Rite ring. After that, members pay $55 per year in dues, $10 of which goes to Scottish Rite charities.


d3v

posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 01:18 PM
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Ok but why all the weird ritualism????????????????

I cannot grasp it atall....

Is it just fun or re-enacting historical rituals or does it actually have a purpose???



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by d3v
Ok but why all the weird ritualism????????????????

I cannot grasp it atall....

Is it just fun or re-enacting historical rituals or does it actually have a purpose???


I don't consider the ceremonies weird at all. Masonic degrees are no different than plays; in the Scottish Rite, they are performed on stage in costume, with lights, props, music, etc. The content of the drama is to perform a story that teaches some sort of moral.

But to answer your other question, yes, those of us who participate have fun in doing it.


d3v

posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 02:30 PM
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Ok so the purpose is simply to have fun???



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by d3v
Ok so the purpose is simply to have fun???



I think generally everyone finds their own purpose for Masonry. Some join for fellowship, some for education, some for spiritual training, some for networking, some for a couple of nights a month away from the wife (J/K
), some for all of the above... It just depends on the individual. It is a very personal thing, so it means different things to different men. Just my take on it. There are other far more articulate gentlemen here who may be able to offer a better explanation.


[edit on 1/31/05 by The Axeman]




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