Let me put this BS to bed about we Masons being some sort of boogie man.
For gods sake if we were, our numbers would be a helluva lot better! I dont see many of the 20 somethings beating our doors down to get in...for that
matter I have a pretty dim view of most of the lot. Lazy, self-absorbed, spineless, nancy boys that have never had their nails dirty.
I apologise to the 10% of them that are good young MEN.
We Masons have been being maligned since our "beloved" mother church decided she should "off" all of us. Then the "freak" christian
groups/leaders that had some weird "anti facination" (?) with us. No good deed goes unpunished I guess.
WE ARE FAMILY MEN. WE LOVE OUR COUNTRY (whats left of it). WE DONT MAKE A BIG DEAL OF OURSELVES.
WE AINT THAT POWERFUL!!!
You see us with our funny hats on streets corners. We are collecting for the hospitals so that crippled and burned children can get help... NO ONE
is turned away.
You see us when you see the little box at a check out. That goes to help kids that cant get help anywhere else....NO ONE is turned away.
"OH, you just dont KNOW what REALLY goes on." yeah? think so?
We are here for the kids.....YOUR KIDS!
Well, I'll tell you what buddy. Put your money where your mouth is. How many kids has YOUR organization helped? Huh? OH. Dont belong to one.
Hmm. Too busy I guess? BLOODY SURE NOT TOO BUSY TO BASH US!
I am a 20+ year Texas Mason. I have had the pleasure of "gripping " my brothers from Canada, England,Australia, Caribbean, and several states.
WE ARE THE SAME!
I remember a brother from Australia. Had little tassles and bells on his apron. We had a polite chuckle at his expense but afforded him NO
disrespect. That man knew his work! We have our regional differences is all. Hey, he maybe right with the "jingle bells". We didnt care. He was
Folks. There maybe members of my brotherhood that have forgotten there obligations. The politicians come to mind. They lost there way and could
EASILY joined dark forces.
The rest of us did not.
Please, we ask for nothing but charity for the kids that isnt covered by our dues. Most of the doctors (if not all) are pro bono. Equipment isnt
cheap though. Neither is building upkeep.
Please, consider when you see a lodge, realise that there are men and (and if an Eastern Star chapter is there) women that care. We dont want to rule
the world. We just want to make it a little better for ALL of us. Even the bashers!
KONX OM PAX!
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