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Originally posted by mpeake
This is not intended to be a flame thread, or a bashing thread, but a serious question. Do Masons show preferential treatment to other Masons on the workplace? If this were the case, personally that would lead me to be even more interested in the brotherhood. Being part of a group of enlightened men is great, and something that most men desire, but being on the receiving end of some preferential treatment is also nice too! I work hard at all that I do, but sometimes it's not enough in this world. Sometimes it's not what you know, but who you know. Sounds shallow huh?
Originally posted by Modulok
I met a ...*SNIP for veracity*...not blacks.
Originally posted by sebatwerk
Things like that inevitably happen in ANY group of friends or close associates. It is natural for us to consider our friends more trustworthy than people we don't know. But this is not and can not be considered typical masonic conduct. As a matter of fact, it violates the very principles of the fraternity and could possibly lead to reprimands and expulsion from the fraternity if the offense is serious enough.
If you are looking to join Freemasonry for that reason, I guarantee that you will be thoroughly disappointed. Many men have joined for that reason, and have never come back to the lodge. Becoming a mason does not entitle you to favoritism, but showing your brothers that you are an upright, trustworthy, hard-working and responsible man will get you a lot of respect and I'm sure many favors from them, as well as everyone else in the community.
[edit on 18-5-2005 by sebatwerk]
Originally posted by Modulok
I also knew an Arab mason in San Fransisco, a sucessful entrepeneur who owned a small business in a poor, mostly black & Latino neighborhood, a "petit capitalist" as Marx would say. He didn't deny that masons were running the United States, in fact his confidence that they did is why he was a mason, he hoped it would be his ticket to sit at the same table with the anglo-american ruling elite. He bragged that white Masonic lodges accepted Arabs, but not blacks.
Originally posted by Enigmatic Debris
I think the real question should be "Why is it that we're talking about Freemasons all the time" ...You know, look at the fireworks instead of the guy stealing your money in the corner. WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP!
I give and receive very special treatment to and from Freemasons, but not in the areas intimated that could be classed as "nepotism".
Not a very good evil and influential cabal eh?
Originally posted by Nygdan
Do freemasons give preferential treatment to other freemasons.
I'd think, heck, how could you not? It'd be difficult, realistically, to not favour a person that you are that invovled with.