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What do we stand for? Truth, justice, and the American way! Oh, wait. No. That's Superman, not Masons. (Faster than a speeding octogenarian; more powerful than a AA battery; able to leap small pebbles in a single bound. It's a reptilian, it's the NWO, No! It's a "High Level" Mason!)
Originally posted by Haydn_17
I want some advice from freemason members here on ATS as to why they became a mason, what do you stand for?
You get out of it what you put into it. If you want camaraderie, a bunch of new friends with some common interests and some life experiences different than your own, they're there. If you want security that your wife and children will be cared for after you're dead, that's there. If you want to dive into a bottomless well of knowledge, philosophy, allegory and symbolism, there aren't many better places to look. If you're into practicing something until you have it perfect (whether as a personal challenge to yourself, or just because you're an OCD type), there's something for you. If you like helping charities and doing the right thing, not because of praise or recognition, but simply because it is the right thing to do, then Masonry is for you.
Are there benefits to masonry?
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by Tzsephanyahu
no stipulations on social status. Ditch digger or world leader, all the same inside the lodge. I am sorry you are having a hard time. Please U2U me the lodge number you are nearest and I will see if I can get any info for you.
Originally posted by Tzsephanyahu
Man , o man! What am I doing wrong? What have I done?
After reading such positive reasons why members have joined, and the subject matter taught in there and the betterment of one's character etc, I wanna join mo than ever.
I have contacted 3 masons already about joining. I knew none of them personally. The first I met at the door to a lodge building. I asked him , he took my number and said he'd have someone call me. It's been about a month plus now and no call.
Secondly I emailed a secretary of a lodge in my community twice, no response.
Lastly I met a mason who walked into my business place, I noticed his ring, pulled him aside, told him my intent, he gave me his number, I called later that day. He asked me who my mom was, and what lodge she belonged to. I said my mom isn't a member of Co-Masonry. He said no probs, he'll speak to the higher ups and get back to me, and also he knows where to find me now.
Well, no response since.
I have no criminal record, I do honest day's work. Im wondering what I'm doing wrong. I'm honestly wondering if the rumours are true, that you need to be of a certain social class to be accepted or even considered. I'm very low class (wealth/politically). Is that the problem?
Or maybe Im just too darn anxious?
Anyone have a similar experience?
How long does it take for Masons to contact you after you express interest?
P.S I'm in the Caribbean. (St.Lucia)
[edit on 13-12-2009 by Tzsephanyahu]