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I'm am finally a Master Mason... Any Questions?

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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 05:49 AM
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Originally posted by Pigraphia
It's one thing to be open about being a Mason, but being actively involved in a Mason discussion you risk accidentally letting something slip.


There is nothing to let 'slip' other than a few passwords, handshakes and the obligations. However, all of these have been in the public domain for more than 300 years so if you really wanted to know you can find out.




posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 05:52 AM
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Originally posted by Merriman Weir
I once read you have to start wearing your parting on the other side of your hair after becoming a master mason.

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Is this true?


No one suggests, implies or tells you how to wear your hair.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 06:44 AM
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Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus

Originally posted by Merriman Weir
I once read you have to start wearing your parting on the other side of your hair after becoming a master mason.

Is this true?


No one suggests, implies or tells you how to wear your hair.


Is that at every level/degree?

Maybe it's something like reaching the rank of sergeants/colour sergeants in the British Army and they're practically expected to have facial hair because of revealed traditions. Or maybe even like sailors in the Royal Navy who can have a "full set", a beard and a moustache together but not one of them on their own. This may or not be related to superstitions relating to cats in the Navy. Can cats join the Masons? Or be Masonic mascots?



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 06:53 AM
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This is an interesting thread and an informative one for those who have questions on Masonry. There is so much misinformation and paranoia abounding on this topic, that it should be a welcome change for those questioning to be given correct answers.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 07:14 AM
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Originally posted by Merriman Weir
Is that at every level/degree?


Yes.

And how would it apply anyhow to people who do not part their hair or have none at all?



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 07:23 AM
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Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus

Originally posted by Merriman Weir
Is that at every level/degree?


Yes.

And how would it apply anyhow to people who do not part their hair or have none at all?


They (The bald) have Rabbits tattooed on their heads - because from a distance they look like Hares
....hth
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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 07:31 AM
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Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus

Originally posted by Merriman Weir
Is that at every level/degree?


Yes.

And how would it apply anyhow to people who do not part their hair or have none at all?


Or someone like Augustus, who usually has a blue Mohawk and a Tattoo of Nancy Reagan on the side of his head?

You can't make this stuff up.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 07:34 AM
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I don't know and I did think of that earlier. I was wondering whether genetics, breeding, family dynasties had a part to play in the Masons because of it. People possibly being 'black-balled' because of male pattern baldness, as an example. I notice shriners often wear those little cute fez hats, are they more 'democratic' than the Masons because of this?



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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is politics every discussed? just like to know which presidential candidate you support?



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by Lawgiver
is politics every discussed? just like to know which presidential candidate you support?


Politics is not discussed in lodge. Just as religion is not discussed in lodge. Outside of lodge, we can talk about anything we like. There are all kinds of masons. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, even some folks who could care less.

We just try to remember the two quickest ways to have a discussion turn into a fight is to mention the two unmentionables.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by network dude
We just try to remember the two quickest ways to have a discussion turn into a fight is to mention the two unmentionables.


Are the two unmentionables the twin pillars of Boaz and Jakim? If so, I think you can mention them in the open now as various people (Masons and non-Mason 'muggles') have referred to them in several books.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by Lawgiver
is politics every discussed? just like to know which presidential candidate you support?


It is never mentioned in Lodge. Not even a hint at it, and if some brother does hint at some political view, he gets shushed and eyes rolled and such.

BUT, outside of Lodge, before and after the meeting, there are plenty of little groups, and I can tell you that my Lodge was the start of a large Tea Party movement here in 2008 and 2010, and that Tea Party included several Democrats as well as Independents and Republicans. I can also tell you that there were some Obama supporters in 2008, there are a lot of Ron Paul supporters, and there are the basic Republican, Romney supporters that I like to argue with.

The common political theme in Masonry in my district is pretty conservative, but that conservatism encompasses Blue Dog Democrats, Independents, extreme Right, and moderate right, as well as extreme left (which is also a Conservative view these days).

My lodge, and the several others I visit are mostly pro-life, but not 100%.

We have one extreme pacifist in my Lodge. He is a Vietnam Vet, and he doesn't believe in fighting for anything, for any reason, ever. You can walk up and slap him, and take his car keys and drive away, and he won't raise a finger. We use him as a Tyler a lot, and that is kind of a running joke. Probably not the best choice for tyler, LOL!

A Mason Lodge is like any other group of people, there are a variety of opinions and views apparent in the Lodge, but like-minded people tend to congregate, so you get some generally Conservative Lodges, and some generally Liberal Lodges sometimes just a few blocks apart.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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lol, the two unmentionables are Religion and Politics.
Sorry, I didn't mean to be that cryptic.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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here is a question to master masons.

If all masonry was to some how be outlawed again and all practitioners were to die off and not renew with new membership, do you feel that you know enough to jump start the order you are in?

Like if you were the last master mason of your order or last mason left anywhere on earth for that matter, could you restart and continue the legacy?


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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Restart it.... yes. It might not be perfect, and there would be a lot of experience lost, but I think most Master Masons know enough to get a Lodge started, get the first 3 degrees of Masonry re-established, and get the lessons being passed down again.

BUT, even if I wasn't a Mason, I would be passing down pretty similar things to my kids anyway. Remembering morality, temperance, charity, and brotherly love is not really that hard.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by Pigraphia
It's one thing to be open about being a Mason, but being actively involved in a Mason discussion you risk accidentally letting something slip. Even if you don't let anything slip you run the risk of admitting something by omission.

It's not that hard to have a discussion as a Mason on a conspiracy theory website.


You also run the risk of tarnishing the name of your order through your conduct.

As long as we stand by truth. With some though I could really care less what they thought as they are filled with bigotry and hate so nothing I could would change their opinion of me.


I just find it fishy, and take every post by someone saying they are a Mason with several pinches of salt.

There are very easy ways to figure out if someone is really easy and the group of us Masons here on ATS are pretty close knit group.


They could be being open and honest(I hope they are), I just think its dangerous to talk about ones own order openly.

Why?

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No that's not true. lol That is a new one.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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Nice. That is somehow comforting. I am glad that is what you teach your kids Anyways. Double nice.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by BIHOTZ
If all masonry was to some how be outlawed again and all practitioners were to die off and not renew with new membership, do you feel that you know enough to jump start the order you are in?
So you're asking, hypothetically, if all of the 1.3 million Masons in the US and the million or more elsewhere in the world, ALL DIED AT THE SAME TIME except for, say, AugustusMasonicus (with his liver of steel), would the legacy of Masonry be doomed?

Doubtful. I mean, what he'd rebuild would probably drink a bit more, but the lessons would still be there. They've been written in thousands of books (even the super-top-secret ritual stuff). So it wouldn't be that hard to reclaim them.

I think more interesting is the idea that you think we'd ever step away from Masonry just because it became illegal…
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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by JoshNorton

I think more interesting is the idea that you think we'd ever step away from Masonry just because it became illegal…
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I tend to think that if it were illegal, we might see a jump in membership.

I just had one of those thoughts about AM running the show.........I think he might adopt a beer bong as one of the working tools, right next to the plumb, square, and level.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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Why a beer bong? How about a regular one?

Damn, that's a Cali thing, too.

Sweet tea for everyone!



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