posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:40 PM
One more thing, you guys.
There is little to no difference in opening/closing respective Lodges of red or blue Masons. There is little to no difference in signs, grips, etc.
Our jewels are a bit fancier and heavier (and thus more costly) and our WM wears a top hat. Not much for discrepencies but...
The people are the difference. And quite a difference.
Blue Lodges are for "normal" people who raise families and work jobs of all kinds. The brothers of Blue Lodges seem concerned, overall, with relief
Red Lodges (in the USA) are definitely not for "normal" people. From my experiences in USA Red Lodges, there are two types of people who are
attracted to it:
1. very wealthy and power-hungry men and
2. extreme seekers of esoteric knowledge--better known as "weirdos".
I was I, P, and R'd in Tel Aviv, Israel and my Lodge was just "normal" people like myself (in other words, working people).
It is not so here in the USA. It is as if USA Red Lodges are imitating "mystery schools" but poorly. Too much fighting, power struggles, people
buying charters, etc. Too much money and rage.
There is an (FORMER) American Red Lodge Mason by the name B. Schnoebelen who is a deceiver and should not be trusted. He, along with an Italian
deceiver (Zegami) have brought much shame to A&PRM&M Masonry. Schnoebelen exemplifies the types of "weirdos" I mentioned earlier. He is a piece of
work and a blemish.
Also, to the brother who earlier doubted my word, please remember that if there were any brothers in those Blue Lodges wherein I have sat who refused
to sit with me, then I would not have been there.
Please excuse any spelling errors. Using Android touch screen and auto spell check is eating me alive.