posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 01:23 PM
Thank you guys for this thread.
I hold in my hand my own petition and my family members (in-laws) are Christians, as I am, however they have a misconstrued idea of freemasons and
believe them to be something I should not participate in. I firmly disagree after reading this thread.
I was 'on the fence' so to speak, for the lack of a better term, since I had not found much information on FM since most of the info out there is
anti-masonic which makes it difficult to get a truly valid set of search results. After reading this thread from start to finish, I feel that I have
formed MY OWN opinion, based on the content herein. I will be submitting my petition to the FM I asked.
Thanks to Seb and Axe for your undying desire to defend what I believe is a life-changing experience. Also, thanks, for some great info and sources to
further solidify my opinion.
My father was the local lodge worshipful master (if that's what it is called) but got out of the masons due to some ill-will by the other members
toward ALL the others in the lodge. He is getting back into the FM because of my decision to seek the light and become a better man, for myself, my
community and my family.
Thanks, particularly, to all who have participated in this thread even if your ideals were less than savvy on the subject or if you are not persuaded
that there is no evil behind the masonic community. To thetruthisouthere: Man... I find it extremely difficult to believe that even though some have
explained it 20 times over, you simply refused to read and understand the content and their exclamations. That part of the conversation was the
'nitty gritty' of this whole thread, to me.
Leaving this thread behind, although bookmarking it for future reference, I can leave it with a solid foundation upon which I can base my beliefs and
attempt to diffuse the inconsistencies that my in-laws will try to have me belive.
Thanks everyone, and I apologize for bumping this thread, but I just HAD to share what I have taken from it and how it has helped me to become a world
more knowledgeable about the subject.
P.S. I have noticed people and mods to insist that we stay on topic, but the original topic was not wether or not christians could be masons, and
vice versa... however, it was '"Masonic" handshakes and other nonsense'
Regardless, Thanks a LOT!
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