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I Love Being A Freemason

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posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Itisnowagain

en.wikipedia.org...

it is surprisingly easy to have a "photographic" memory!!




posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: SaturnsSon

I have no idea what you mean?
Please explain.



posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: SaturnsSon
So it's just arrogance then not hatred. Oh, that's much better.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 04:11 AM
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a reply to: KSigMason

arrogance
ˈarəɡ(ə)ns/Submit
noun
the quality of being arrogant.
"the arrogance of this man is astounding"
synonyms: haughtiness, conceit, self-importance, egotism, sense of superiority


Maybe i am just doing some mirroring Barry,

or maybe im not LOL



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 06:51 AM
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a reply to: SaturnsSon

Can you please explain?
Maybe you can't - because you know it makes no sense?



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 06:56 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Itisnowagain

Is it true that there are initiation tests?
If so...........what have you done to secure or precede your position?


In my jurisdiction every candidate needs to memorize a piece of the ritual work for each degree and recite it back to the lodge.

So you don't have to do something embarrassing in front of the group? This is what I have been lead to believe - so it is not true?

How does an organisation prevent people from letting secrets out?
edit on 30-10-2017 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain

So you don't have to do something embarrassing in front of the group? This is what I have been lead to believe - so it is not true?


No, nothing embarrassing, you just have to get up in front of the lodge either by yourself or with the other candidates that you participated in the previous degree and recite a piece of ritual and interact with your candidate instructor. You're basically recreating part of the degree to demonstrate proficiency and dedication.


How does an organisation prevent people from letting secrets out?


Trust. You can blab any time you want but that just makes you an untrustworthy person.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:06 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Itisnowagain

Is it true that there are initiation tests?
If so...........what have you done to secure or precede your position?


In my jurisdiction every candidate needs to memorize a piece of the ritual work for each degree and recite it back to the lodge.

So you don't have to do something embarrassing in front of the group? This is what I have been lead to believe - so it is not true?

How does an organisation prevent people from letting secrets out?


What you do, is the same thing every man in that room did, and it's not embarrassing, it's spiritual. Nobody will be laughing at you, they would all be there to make the event special for you. It's humbling when you see it and think about it in that aspect. 18-20 men, went to likely two practices instead of hanging out with their family, to ensure that the degree they put on for you is a good one. And the joy they feel at the end of the night is genuine. They are all truly happy for you and your advancement.

As far as keeping secrets, it's all up to the individual. You promise to keep the secrets, but as the internet shows, not all have done so. Nobody is killed or threatened. If you are found to have revealed secrets you promised not to, you can be suspended or expelled, but that is a rare occurrence.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Don't you think it is weird that there are two posters who I have asked this question to and neither one has answered?



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain

Don't you think it is weird that there are two posters who I have asked this question to and neither one has answered?


Who did you ask? Did you check to see when the last time they logged on was?



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:13 AM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: Itisnowagain

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Itisnowagain

Is it true that there are initiation tests?
If so...........what have you done to secure or precede your position?


In my jurisdiction every candidate needs to memorize a piece of the ritual work for each degree and recite it back to the lodge.

So you don't have to do something embarrassing in front of the group? This is what I have been lead to believe - so it is not true?

How does an organisation prevent people from letting secrets out?


What you do, is the same thing every man in that room did, and it's not embarrassing, it's spiritual. Nobody will be laughing at you, they would all be there to make the event special for you..

So laying in a coffin and masturbating is not what happens? Or does it but no one laughs - cause it is not funny at all?



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:14 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain

So laying in a coffin and masturbating is not what happens?


Uh, no. No it doesn't.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:17 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Itisnowagain

Don't you think it is weird that there are two posters who I have asked this question to and neither one has answered?


Who did you ask? Did you check to see when the last time they logged on was?

I asked Sahabi - was on here 20 mins ago.
And GoatWizard - yes he/she has not been on for a while.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:19 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain

I asked Sahabi - was on here 20 mins ago.
And GoatWizard - yes he/she has not been on for a while.


Maybe Sahabi saw that it was answered already.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:27 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Itisnowagain

I asked Sahabi - was on here 20 mins ago.
And GoatWizard - yes he/she has not been on for a while.


Maybe Sahabi saw that it was answered already.

Sahabi did not answer.
Thank you for telling me what happens in your jurisdiction though.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:29 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain

Sahabi did not answer.


I am aware of that, which is why I said he may have seen that both Network and I answered and felt it was unnecessary to reply.

I often say 'in my jurisdiction because minor points may vary, but major ones like candidate exams seem to be universal.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Are people all at the same level?
Maybe the higher you go the more one has to do.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain
Are people all at the same level?


Once you get to Master Mason that's it.


Maybe the higher you go the more one has to do.


The only way you 'do more' is you become an officer and have to learn the parts for the degrees which you of course have to conduct in front of the lodge and candidates.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Are you a Master Mason?



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain

Are you a Master Mason?


Yes.



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