posted on May, 1 2008 @ 10:00 AM
reply to post by bushidomason
It brightens my day to hear that BM ..
I can assure you .. it is not that way in my state.
Our population falls on average 6,500 members a year. We bring in over half our new members via one day classes. On average a lodge may keep one new
member for the entire year that attends meetings.
Average age of active members are over 40 years old.
The next youngest in MY lodge is.. 34 I believe.
And when a new member is initiated he is quickly disenfranchised by Masonry because it is run in a way that is not meant for the younger generation.
Not the teachings or anything like that, nothing wrong with the rituals or anything.. just.. the way it's run.
BM you are lucky to be in the lodge that you are in.. if all Masonic lodges operated like that true reform could happen, but the only reforms by young
brothers that I have seen presented before the Grand Lodge where shot down by the assembly.
There is not a lot of activity because it to many places it is an old mans club, old and outdated. If the Grand Lodge of Ohio gets it's way and we
implement an electronic storage of active members, our numbers would fall even faster as members who are no longer on the books would be stripped
Anyways, I to could go on a Masonic rant for hours, so I will save it.
As for you Roadwarrior..
What is your native language?
And to be a 32nd degree cost $125 here. They are raising it next year because the ring you get on the 14th alone is $155. Sooo...
You are completely wrong.