posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 04:53 PM
reply to post by johnnyforeigner
There have been several masonic writers who have tried to make this claim, but they have been proven quite wrong by historical analysis. There is a
York Rite, which is an appendant body to masonry, that has a Knight Templar degree, but the Rite even acknowledges that they are *not* the descendants
of the Templars and there is no connection. The average mason does not know this, but there are a few masons who would like to think these connections
are legitimate. It is, at best, wishful thinking in my opinion.
Joining masonry is very easy. Look in the phone book for your local lodge, call them up. Ask the secretary for a tour and tell him your interested in
joining. They'll take it from there. Just a bit of advice though: don't join for mercenary motives - there are no 'secrets' and you will be
disappointed if you join looking for them. Masons are first made in their heart, before joining a lodge. If your interested in building a bond with
the fraternity and want to do charity work with the lodge, consider joining.