Originally posted by LightinDarkness
reply to post by Rockpuck
I can only speak for North Carolina and the few other lodges I have been at out of state, but I have never seen that allowed. In North Carolina, you
cannot be present at any meeting except when it's open on your degree or lower, and the only time any meeting is opened on the EA or FC is only for
the degree work.
[edit on 10-12-2007 by LightinDarkness]
I was thinking back to my initiation that I was present at a vote, but I do remember now that the day of my MM there was a vote on a new member, and I
was present because I was a MM. Though I am trying to find out to rules in Ohio, I don't know why but I am still leaning on that as long as the
lodge is opened in the lowest degree of the present brother, a vote can still take place but the new member cannot vote.
During all other meetings I attended as I did the degrees the traditional way lodge was opened in what ever degree I was and business went on as
normal. It was funny seeing brothers slip up and make the wrong hand gestures.
I must confess that I do not see why you would not explore sites that are devoted to the fraternity and esoteric aspects of masonry when you are
That is a good point. Why is it Masons with problems find their way to a conspiracy board? I smell a conspiracy!
stompk .. Aren't you the ATS's newest proclaimed expert?
This is great. The Masons immediately question your integrity because you are second guessing your decision.
Everyone is from different states, thus different Grand Lodges... not all rules are the same. People are simply trying to get clarification.
This is a perfect example of why no one in their right mind should ever join the occult called Freemason.
I'm sorry... what was the reason?
I caught that comment about there being things on the altar that someone shouldn't see. This makes Masonry sound like a cult or a religion. Sounds
On the alter? I don't believe that to be secret. It is a Bible if you wish to know.
I'm not upset, but you certainly appear to be. I'm not interested in being involved in your childish rituals. To me it's just more proof that some
men never grow up.
Woah there FemNazi .. What is with the heavy hatred for our society? And men in general?
While not being a Mason myself I have to disagree with you. From my reading here racism would not be tolerated. It would be very unMasonic. EA or MM,
it would make no difference.
Masonry, being a poltical institution in a sense, and there can be real heated political feuds.. I have heard of many.. Yes, it is possible that
saying the wrong thing to certain people or complaining about the wrong people can lead to making enemies with people who have connections with other
people and so forth.
Is this the general case for Masonry and all Masonic lodges? No. Does it happen? It would be foolish to say it does not happen, and saying that it
does should show we are an organization like any other organization.
My problem is that the OP wrote it as "Free-masonry".
I've never seen a Mason write it that way with a hyphen.
Might be a small thing to notice but a Mason who has any pride would know how to spell it correctly.
Could be because hes new, you never know. I think it is possible, though perhaps not likely he really is who he says he is. Best to give some kind
of advice just in the event he really is in this situation.
And Pepsi ..
I honestly fail to see this as a Masonic conspiracy. You say we made this post, many say anti-Masons made this post.