posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 01:01 AM
Originally posted by Rockpuck
We don't ask people to join .. it kinda conflicts with the entire purpose of Masonry.
I have now been proposed four times. Each time by a close friend I have known for quite some time.
My name would be mentioned in lodge, and it appears others there that also knew me decided I might make a good candidate. The usual background checks
were carried out, and it was decided to very casually ask if I may be interested in joining.
Each time I simply said that I was a Christian, my beliefs were in direct conflict with masonry, and joining the craft would mean I lose everything I
have gained (spiritually). Including my guardian angel.
That caused absolute HORROR within the craft, and each time my friend was very upset by the whole episode of my rebuff.
But my friend (in each case) eventually understood and respected my views, as I respected his.
I find it extremely difficult to believe that any Tom Dick or Harry, can just walk in off the street, bang on any lodge door at any time, get past
the Tyler, and gain membership without first knowing anyone there.
I simply don't believe it. Nobody gets past the Tyler, that is why he is there.
What you are telling me sounds like a lot of Shibboleth.
[edit on 24/4/2010 by Silver Shadow]