posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 10:43 PM
I agree with the previous posters that several points make it sound very unlikely to be true, or if it was true fairly well modified, there are
several parts which simply do not conform to how applicants would be investigated.
Now if it is true, but simply modified, I would offer this. We do from time to time, get conspiracy theorist to ask for an application. We treat them
more or less like any applicant, but also with a larger amount of suspicion and scrutiny. We do not wish to invite people in who ultimately are just
joining to "find dirt", they tend to cause conflict, and often when they don't find what they want, simply make it up, or worse, purposely hurt our
image as a mason. We do not always get it right, but it's very hard to lie and not get caught in it. Investigation is taken seriously.
Many many masons are interested in different conspiracy theories etc, so being a "conspiracy buff" is no real mark against you in it's own right.
When you have been a mason, and studied history you naturally tend to look for hidden meanings in events. Masons love to talk about a good conspiracy,
so long as it's a fair one, and not one simply contrived out of malice. Esp "Alternate History" type topics are often topics among
brothers.....it's fun....and we tend to be readers.
However your Reason for joining is of the utmost importance. Different lodges go to differnet lengths on their back ground checks, but really it's
not easy to fake what isn't true. If you truly desire to become a mason, wish to subdue your passions, and build yourself into a better man, I doubt
you would be turned away. Unless of course you have a criminal background, immoral reputation, or do not really believe in God. It would not be
surprising to me in the least that a questionable candidate they are not sure about, might be put off for awhile until they see him improve in
whatever aspect they are concerned with.
My own advice is if your desire to become a Mason is genuine, then continue to talk to yoru friend and his dad, if they guage you are in ernest and
for the right reasons you may have an opportunity again. Also two masons vouging for your sencerity is pretty much a guarantee, unless you REALLY have
lied on some point.
I can say sometimes perspective would be candidates are told "they're not ready" or "to apply again in a few years" or even flatly told an issue
that has come up in the investigation, and that they need to work on that and apply again. Many take this as us being "nice" and really not wishing
them to join. That is not true. If it were thy would simply be denied outright. If your told to try again later, and you want to join then DO! They
would not tell you to do so unless they mean it.
The part I would be most surprised at would be any worshipful master NOT taking the time to speak to a would be candidate. They do not get paid for
their responsibility, and meeting and admitting new candidates is one of the best parts of their duties.
My last bit of advice...the best way not to become a Mason is to get caught in a lie.......Honesty and sincerity are more important then having a lily
white background.....honesty, and sincerity are the very foundation of all good character. Anyone who does wish to join would be better off being
completely honest about any question, then trying to tell someone what they "think" we want to hear.