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Masons Are an Odd Bunch

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posted on May, 13 2008 @ 05:23 PM
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I am beginning this thread in order to see if anyone else personally knows a member of a Masonic Order and how they act in public or private. One of my childhood friends has a father who is a 32nd Degree Master Mason. He...is kinda scary...and insanely intelligent.




posted on May, 13 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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An odd bunch? I wouldn't say so. Frank is a coworker and he's a damn good one. Sloth is inherent in my industry but if there's work to be done he's the first at it. We also have a Dept. Superintendent that's a Mason, good guy. He listens, he's forthright but has little tollerence for ass kissers or BS.

If I would label Masons with anything I would say they are "serious". Nothing odd about that. My Grandmother is serious. She's also British so that may be why.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 05:41 PM
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Masons?

Odd?

I'm not seeing it... Then again, it's not like some Mason is running around claiming to be a monkey...

Shakespeare Monkeys, not just for randomly baning away on typewriters anymore...



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 05:50 PM
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Mayhaps its just my friend's father thats odd, or mayhaps its only 'higher-ups' in the order; I am simply curious as to what experiences others have had in the company of Masons.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 06:01 PM
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I had a couple of uncles who were Masons. Two finer men I've never known. I knew they were Masons from the hats in their homes, the rings, the license plates. But we never discussed it, because I never really had an interest. As far as I was concerned, it was just some fussy old club they belonged to. They were both in the American Legion as well.

I never realized until they'd both passed away that there was any kind of conspiracy theory about Masons, or Masons were considered "evil" in some quarters. Matter of fact, my mother-in-law first mentioned it. When I told her my uncles were Masons, she said, "Well they're probably not high up enough to know." Okay, so 50 years in the organization and they were unaware, but she glommed onto some crap somewhere and knew more about it than they did.

yeahright
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posted on May, 13 2008 @ 06:06 PM
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Interesting. I personally believe that Masons know SOMETHING we don't, but other than with-held information I have never considered them 'evil'. My friend's father is a hard-working family-man who is interesting to be around. He's a damn good guy, but he does have some seriously suspicious moments.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 06:09 PM
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Originally posted by Torsten
Interesting. I personally believe that Masons know SOMETHING we don't, but other than with-held information


They do. They have their secrets like anybody does. This is just my opinion, I'm not a Mason.


I have never considered them 'evil'. My friend's father is a hard-working family-man who is interesting to be around. He's a damn good guy, but he does have some seriously suspicious moments.


Do a search of this forum and you'll see why you got that reaction.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by Torsten
Masons Are an Odd Bunch

Don't let ROCKPUCK hear ya' say that!


Seriously though .. the masons I have known personally have all been just like everyone else. The only way you knew they were masons was the little ring they wore.

Of course ... the higher ups may (or may not) be different .. but the average everyday mason living on main street USA seems no different than anyone else to me.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by Torsten
Mayhaps its just my friend's father thats odd, or mayhaps its only 'higher-ups' in the order; I am simply curious as to what experiences others have had in the company of Masons.


Bet it's cause he's odd. Then again, we are all odd in our own ways are we not? "Normal" is over rated.

And there is no "higher up" in Masonry.




Interesting. I personally believe that Masons know SOMETHING we don't, but other than with-held information I have never considered them 'evil'. My friend's father is a hard-working family-man who is interesting to be around. He's a damn good guy, but he does have some seriously suspicious moments.


I think Freemasonry generally attracts a certain type of person. Ambitious, intelligent, I suppose in some way "odd" .. Not all of them of course, Masons are a diverse group. You should read the writings of the Masons on ATS, we are a vastly diverse group. And only Mirthful Me is considered "Odd".



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by Torsten
I am beginning this thread in order to see if anyone else personally knows a member of a Masonic Order and how they act in public or private. One of my childhood friends has a father who is a 32nd Degree Master Mason. He...is kinda scary...and insanely intelligent.
There are probably a dozen or so Master Masons on ATS that are active in this forum. Maybe a few more. I'd say perhaps ¼ are also in the Scottish Rite, and are thus 32°. There's even one 33° who chimes in here from time to time, as well as a Shriner, some Prince Hall Masons, and members of the York Rite.

How do I act in public? I suppose a little odd. I go out in a hat and jacket 365 days a year, and I live in Texas where it gets quite warm. I've done that for 25 years now, though...long before I became a Mason.

In private? I've got a wife of 12 years, a kid, a house, dog, cat, fish & box turtles. General domestic stuff.

Am I insanely intelligent? I like to think of myself as above average, but I've met geniuses and know I'm not nearly there. That said, I'm a published photographer, I've played bass on five albums, edited & published a couple books for friends of mine, been on both sides of the lens on films of various scales and have generally held myself to a fairly eclectic and artistic life. Masonry seems to fit well with that, at least for now.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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I sincerely appreciate the responses of actual Masons in this thread. You both seem to be down-to-earth people. I still think you know SOMETHING...or kill kittens! That was a joke.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 07:10 PM
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To be normal, means that you behave like the average person. Who would wish to be average.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 07:35 PM
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I was in a shop one day and apparently this person in there started claiming he was knight templar, dressed in umbro trackies and looked like a typical pikie, I started talking about Royal Arch and how the knights were a dodgy bunch back in the day and lets face it, they were.

i also showed him i was wearing a royal arch ring were as he didnt have anything to show what he was.
Funnily enough he shut up and didnt talk to me after that, lol



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 08:46 PM
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Lol, Dar Kuma. I always consider the Yorker's to be a bit odd! Nah, not any different then the rest.

Course' I don't think they would like it if a 32nd or 33rd considered them selves better then any York Riter or even dared to declare them self "higher"! .. lol. Anti's. .

We don't know SOMETHING Torsten. I know a lot.
But I don't think it's anything that can't be learned in a book store. Masonry is just mysterious because people hype it up so far more then it should be.. in reality, it's very simple and straight forward, and it is as we explain. I can't think of an honest to God reason why we Masons would lie to non-Masons on ATS .. several brethren have joined because of ATS, and have come back telling us it is exactly as we said??


Visit a lodge. See for your self. It's the only real way to see the truth!



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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I agree with the by-line. Masons are indeed odd.

Hell, check out the aprons, regalia and fancy titles.

I'm pretty comfortable with it, though.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 04:24 AM
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Yes-my father. Without losing a little finger, i dont mind saying that my own relatives are deeply involved in the whole NWO settup. I have been sent to military based private schools (english versions of skull and bones) and i live in what i term 'Cult Central' thats in West Sussex England. I've got Scientology HQ about half mile away and the head Mormon church about 5 miles away. My area used to be home to Alistair Crowley and i have been through many years of '___' and Methamphetamine abuse and recovery. Since those teen ibiza glory days (20 years ago now)... i became interested in conspiracy MKULTRA etc.. after 911 and supressed technology etc...All i can say is go watch the movie The Good Sheperd 2007 and you will see just how tricky it is to re-educate with any real genuine honesty on the part of you're own relatives. Fritz Springmeier is on google video and i would regard what he has said at such locales as the Prophecy Club, as in fact a lead account of the main facts. Be prepared to drop any pre-conceptions about the mans portrayal and listen carefully to what he says and then compare to what youve heard from the modern day gurus....he's already covered it ...and more !



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 04:37 AM
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A quote:

"Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd."
~ Edith Sitwell

Perhaps the same could be said of Masons...



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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a buddy of mine just joined the masons like 9 months ago and he always acts like i am impressed by it. He tells me,"I cant say exactly what it is we do and talk about. But it's structured basically the same way i was raised, if that tells you anything." So all i get from that is, this "lodge" embraces physical labor and racism.

... he is not a good friend. lol



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 11:00 AM
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Perhaps he joined Masonry for the wrong reasons. My guess is that he will quit soon.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 11:46 AM
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Undisputed Proof of Odd Fellows.

I should put 3 links here. Read about the Odd Fellows to find out why.

Cool Book From 1853 from Northern Texas University Library

texashistory.unt.edu...:1



There are odd folks in all walks of life. Just as there are masons in all walks of life.

Usually , “odd” is a perception based on perspective. Your perception of odd may be my perception of normal. See?

Peace




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