posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 10:29 PM
Until about 2 weeks ago, all I knew about masons was just stuff I'd read on ATS or other websites, so not very much. I had never met one before,
though I have encountered several on ATS.
We hired a new employee at work, and I found out that he is a mason right away, since he had a jacket with a couple of masonic signs on the front.
He's a really nice guy from the Phillippines, has a wife and three kids, a solid post-secondary education, and works really hard at his job.
(Incidentally, I hadn't known before that there were masonic lodges in the Phillippines, I had previously thought them a more western group, mostly
in Europe/America. You learn something new every day)
Being somewhat curious about masonry, I asked him what sort of stuff he does.
posted by sebatwerk
Freemasonry is a fraternity for men, in which we learn to become better people through faith, love, truth and charity. Nothing more.
That's pretty much what my coworker told me, too. The particular day I was discussing this with him, he told me he had a lodge meeting after work,
where they would first be planning a bunch of activities, then having a nice big dinner afterwards.
If the masons are up to no good, they forgot to fill my coworker in, hehe. Personally (and I thought this before meeting this guy) I think masons are
just a bunch of guys who like to have a bunch of fun on evenings after work and enjoy themselves.