Originally posted by NWO secret agenda
reply to post by Masonic Light
Well, if you say so,
It's hilarious that you roll your eyes at the truth. What Masonic Light said is exactly right. Each State Grand Lodge in the U.S. is autonomous.
We are in fraternal "recognition" of one another as well as with the UGLE, the Grand Lodge of Ontario, etc. But those bodies have no authority over
MY Grand Lodges (I say Lodges because I belong to a local Lodge in Missouri, which is under the authority of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. AND I belong
to a local Lodge in Kentucky, which is under the Grand Lodge of Kentucky).
If the United Grand Lodge of England were to try to enforce some rule or edict in Missouri or Kentucky (which they wouldn't) it would mean nothing at
A good example of what Masonic Light pointed out is with the Anglican Church. Your claim that the UGLE has authority in the U.S.A. is like saying the
Archbishop of Canterbury has authority over the Episcopal Church, USA. Much like in Masonry, when what is now the U.S.A. separated herself from
England, the Anglican Church here became the Episcopal Church and is autonomous. The various Anglican Churches around the world are in "communion"
with the See of Canterbury, but the Archbishop of Canterbury has no authority in the U.S.A. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church does.
You say you're going to continue your research...I strongly encourage that. In fact, if you're interested in truth, why not contact the Grand
Master of some state and ask him directly? It's really simple stuff and would make MUCH more sense than reading the things that people who've never
even BEEN Masons post about us with so much . . . uhm . . . authority.
Most Grand Lodges have a web-site with Grand Officers listed, pictured...and even their e-mails. And Most Grand Masters are pretty nice guys!
I suppose, though, you'd think they will lie because they're Masons, huh? Time for me to roll MY eyes.
[edit on 11-2-2009 by senrak]