posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 02:49 PM
reply to post by ConspiracyNut23
I'm going to be honest with you, I personally have never heard of the "French Grand National Lodge" and google does not appear to be of much help
on the subject. That one COULD be regular, but if its from this website: www.glnf.asso.fr...
then I think it may be regular as the UGLE
recognizes that one.
Also, I think you will find that the vast majority of regular grand lodges consider African Americans and whites equal. It truly is the southeastern
part of the United States that is the only reason why I can't say "most" - and even that is falling down. The Grand Lodge of North Carolina
recently passed a measure to give recognition to Prince Hall.
The problem with the Grand Orient is that not only does it let in atheists (which is not to their credit in my opinion, of course), but it also admits
women (although they don't technically initiate them, they "admit" them). Some people may like that, but I'm still firmly on the opinion that this
is a fraternity. Also, as I said, the bigger problem is that they give recognition to..well..really just about anyone. In fact I'd be curious to see
how many people they have DECLINED to recognize, because I am beginning to think they never have.
I have met A LOT of masons in my life...and I can't think of one that would be in the true "social elite." A handful have been rich beyond my
wildest dreams, but no one was a CEO or billionaire - did meet 1 millionaire though (I think, I'm gauging by his house given the area he lived in).
Years ago I met one of the Vice Presidents of Johnston and Johnston who was a mason - that's about as high up as I've ever seen. I think he got
So yeah we're ruling the world..though baby shampoo!
[edit on 20-10-2008 by LowLevelMason]