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Channel 4 Come dine with me's freemason!

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posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 07:27 PM
After watching this episode of Come dine with me (a UK channel 4 cookery show in which contestants hold dinner parties for eachother) i couldn't help but looking into this as it just shocked me a little, i mean i never even watch the show and i really did think it would be the last place i would ever see a freemason!

Part of the contestant Liam Birds profile on the channel 4 website reads "Liam's a freemason and proud of the group's historical customs. Traditional is a theme he'll be sticking to throughout his evening as he conjures up the best of British"

Has anyone else seen or heard of any other Freemason's popping up in weird and wonderful places? let me know! i find it really interesting!

Thanks (link to Liam Birds channel 4 profile below)

posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 07:30 PM
i think freemasonry is slowly starting become "accepted" again, like it was when the freemasons created america.

It all went down hill for freemasonry after the Morgan Affair, but i think Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and now the Lost Symbol is having a huge positive effect on freemasons and they are starting to be more open saying that they are freemasons.

It is good to see!

posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 07:31 PM
Freemasons come from all walks of life, what were you expecting?

posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 07:34 PM
reply to post by m4nchur14n

Oh no i know this, i just mean because seriously the show is like a total ridiculous cheesy sham of a show, then when it came out with that and it showed him dressed up talking about the Freemasons, just took my by surprise...

posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 07:57 PM
reply to post by stephenwephentephen

we have to eat too.

It's nice to hear about some positive press. I wish everyone knew what we were really about so we could end the ignorance. I know so many people who already adhere to the tenets of freemasonry but have no idea what we are about. Thanks for posting this.

posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 08:46 PM
Masons come from all walks of life. You probably see people who are masons every day of your life. Interesting though, I personally have never heard of this show.


[edit on 23-3-2010 by jeasahtheseer]

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 08:25 AM
In the UK we our attitude to freemasonry is very different to that in the US. We see it as a boy's club, attended by business men who like to put work each other's way and socialise.

Not many of us subscribe to this whole 'they know the secrets of the world' malarky that is so popular over the pond.

I know several masons, they talk about the lodge as if it was a golf club.

So not surprising they crop up on TV every now and then.

posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 03:48 PM
reply to post by m4nchur14n

They will walk away from you just as fast though.

posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 11:22 PM
reply to post by Molech

Hmm.. Personally, I was always of the impression that Masonry considered more "sinister" than what we in America consider it. Americans are traditionally the most open about it, from wearing rings and bumper stickers to neon signs outside lodges. Just my impression though. Masons do love their food though, kinda funny that a Mason shows up on a cooking show.

posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 11:38 PM
reply to post by anonymousexmason

Meaning what?

posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 12:27 AM
reply to post by Rockpuck

The town I live in, here in merry old England, has a Masonic lodge on the main road and just outside of town is a Masonic-run old people's home. They also openly and proudly sponsor various carnivals and what have you throughout the year and even take part in parades.

I've never seen any of them attmpt to hide the fact, but maybe we just don't like to crow about it as much as they might do in the US?

It is seen as an old boys club for business types to scratch each others backs and Masons are prohibited (officially) from holding some public offices, mainly due to concerns over conflicts of interest rather than a suspicion of child-rape or worshipping dark gods, such as the crap Alex "I must shout all the time" Jones bangs on about.

I wish they'd let me in, to be honest! After all, I am a Mason by birth!

posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 12:42 AM
Freemason's are not evil or some scary monsters to be feared. In fact I'm interested in becoming a Mason soon. Trust me Freemason's are the last group of people on this planet that want to take it over.

posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 01:21 AM
reply to post by stumason

I wish they'd let me in, to be honest! After all, I am a Mason by birth!

Why won't they let you in???

Britain does also have more of a historical stigma against Masonry, such as the laws demanding that Masons openly state their membership, or baring them all together. In America I think its mostly seen as a social club, just like merry ol' England. "Like the elks club!" is the most often phrase I hear since moving out west.
I've only personally met two or three British/Irish Masons, and one from France.. I did recall none wore rings though.. I love hearing/seeing the differences and likeness between countries, states and so on. It is truly is fascinating, especially when you consider how old the Craft is, if you appreciate that kind of history.

The OP never stated what the Freemason gentleman was cooking? Wasn't .. dear me.. virgin... baby limb soup.. sacrificed goat au gratin?

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 09:03 PM
So who would join freemasonry blindly, would you join a club that won’t let you know anything about them, my question was presented to a mason “why should I join, what’s in it for me” the reply was – “we do favours in exchange for favours, this is common knowledge, usually favours are for cash “ .......................................?

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 11:52 PM
Please do not feed the troll that is posting in the secret societies threads. Pretty funny though to say nonetheless.

posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 07:06 PM
I guess I am the troll and ironically you did feed me, and subsequently i must have hit the note that triggered you to reply in a sort of cryptic defensive sort of way, and what it really suggests is that you either did not like what i said because you believe it was a total lie, or because you felt threatened because I knew what you do not want me to know.

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