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posted on May, 21 2009 @ 02:59 PM
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Evening!

There are many members here claiming to be masons and i have no reason to disbelieve them so i would like their advice!

Im interested in learning a bit about you but am fed up of with reading all the rubbish written, so can you send me a link for a site that has TRUE information regarding your order? Specifically about what you really stand for in this day and age and whether you do indeed have links with illuminati and so forth...

Thanks


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posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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As Groucho Marx once said, "I would never join a club that won't show me around the facilities first." (probably not those exact words)

You'll just have to take their word for it that it's all about brotherhood and giving. And carving rocks.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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Why do you care what they do? If you are interested go and join up and see what they do first hand.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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Im not thinking of joining, just wanted to read up. I see what you mean but i wanted to make sure the source of information was correct so thought it best if i got that source from a mason



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:08 PM
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www.glflamason.org...

This is the official site of the Grand Lodge of Florida. There are many different organizations of "Masons," but they all have similar teachings. Unfortunately they don't stand for much this day and age. They have some great teachings, but that seems to have become secondary to just showing up and paying the bills. It is more about recruiting new members and keeping the tradition alive than anything else. You cannot be an athiest or a felon. Otherwise, find a local lodge, contact them, and stop by for a meal. They will gladly answer your questions. If you are in Florida, I will help you, just U2U me.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by justsomeboreddude
Why do you care what they do? If you are interested go and join up and see what they do first hand.


What sort of moronic reply is that? Why is anyone interested in anything?

Why do you care about being a part of this post? You obviously have nothing to contribute



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posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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I am no Mason, but will tell you this: I have seen more than one bumpersticker with the Mason sign also saying-"Just ask one"

So there ya go, you need to find a Mason and ask one.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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Thanks, the sort of reply i was hoping for!



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by wclv13
reply to post by NamiraNerd
 


I am no Mason, but will tell you this: I have seen more than one bumpersticker with the Mason sign also saying-"Just ask one"

So there ya go, you need to find a Mason and ask one.



Lol thats exactly why im posting here!



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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Maybe you got to wait for them to find you?

Gotta put another line in here..............



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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Theres plenty of "real" Masonic sights that can be found with a google search. But coming here and calling people names is a good way to start too, i suppose
...

Look up a lodge in your area. They aren't hidden, they can probably be found in a local phone book. Call em up and hear it from them. Most will have no problems answering a couple questions.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:30 PM
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The one thing I know about Masons is that one has to believe in some deity outside oneself to join.

This precludes me (as well as my bodily configuration - female - for most lodges), as I believe we are all "pieces" of God...

"God," after all, is the creative force, and we all cocreate this Universe, collapsing the wave function through our awareness, and "Now" is the only thing that's real.

So a Mason I will never be. (Not because I choose this, mind you...)



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by NamiraNerd
What sort of moronic reply is that? Why is anyone interested in anything?

Why do you care about being a part of this post? You obviously have nothing to contribute


Let's all take a deep breath and step it down a notch or two... At least until the second page. Personal attacks and ill mannered posting isn't what ATS is about.

As to your question... It's a loaded one... Freemasonry is a polarizing subject within the confines of the conspiracy theory crowd. Those that oppose it, do so fervently, those that belong to the fraternity defend it with equal enthusiasm and the uncommitted seem to take opportunistic potshots from the sidelines.

If you can make it in the Secret Societies Forum you can handle yourself anywhere (I'm a bit biased though
).

As to your question, I find that this site does an excellent job of addressing most questions:

www.masonicinfo.com...

Now let's all post with our pinkies extended so not to upset the Queen.

Thanks.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by NamiraNerd

Originally posted by wclv13
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I am no Mason, but will tell you this: I have seen more than one bumpersticker with the Mason sign also saying-"Just ask one"

So there ya go, you need to find a Mason and ask one.



Lol thats exactly why im posting here!


A lot of information would be frowned upon if it were shared openly on this type of forum. Although the majority of what we discuss is not "secret," it is meant for the few people with a keen interest and an earnest desire to better themselves. Unfortunately, it is specifically not for people who just want to know more without going through the process of joining.

Not to discourage your research in any way, but most of what you read on the internet will be from disgruntled ex-Masons, religious nuts, or conspiracy theorists (no offense, I is one)! I know that is what your original concern was, and you are correct in your assumption.

I encourage you to find a local Masonic lodge, their meeting day/time will be posted on the door, go early to a meeting and you will find a very friendly group of men enjoying a meal. You can get a lot of your questions answered there, and you may find out you would like to join! Otherwise, look for the emblem on a car, shirt, ring, etc., and ask the guy about it. They have those emblems to be identified as a Mason; they will appreciate your curiosity.

If you can't find a Masonic lodge, look for the local Shriner's Temple of club. Everyone there is a Mason, and they can direct you.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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Amaterasu, a lot of Northern lodges are accepting females now. As I stated before, it has become an environment of survival for the tradition. You are correct that an athiest will never be accepted, but if you believe in a single spiritual entity, whatever you may call it, then you qualify. I have heard of Wiccans and "New Age" type spiritualists joining by applying this definition broadly. My lodge is deep in the South, so I don't think they are quite ready for it here yet, lol!



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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we have to study the ritual for the degrees we go through to attempt to learn the lessons they teach. After that, we help other canidates go through the same ritual and so on. the lessons are life lessons that most people will learn or at least see at some point in their lives, but we are reminded of them in the rituals quite often. Our saying is we take a good man and make him better. If you are curious, you can visit a lodge and look around. There will most often be someone who will give you a tour and answer questions for you. unfortunately, we are not quite as exciting as we are made out to be. No illuminate-world domination things go on. At least in my area. Maybe up north in Jersey.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:44 PM
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posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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I was trying to make a funny.

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posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:53 PM
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A conspiracy site isn't necessarily the best place to be asking for information.
Myself, when I was interested in joining I joined a Masonic forum.

As for things to read, many sites have Albert Pike's Morals and Dogma online for download.
Here's a link to Duncan's Ritual:
www.sacred-texts.com...
The rituals have changed a bit since they were originally put out, from my understanding. The references to bodily harmed have been removed.

I have also been assured that the actual practicing of the rituals have a much larger impact than just reading them.

Should also be noted that there is a wide range of different groups of Masonry.

Some accepting women and men, or atheists, or holding differing opinions of the founding Masonry.

Mainstream Freemasonry does not recognize the other versions, however, since most of them violate the tenets of Freemasonry.

[edit on 21-5-2009 by RuneSpider]



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by W3RLIED2
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I was trying to make a funny.

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Not aimed at you dude you actually contributed!

Cheers to those who helped got some good sites to look through now





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