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But how does it make your fraternity look to reject someone simply on the basis that they do not believe in a God?
Originally posted by humbleseeker
reply to post by tigpoppa
I am sorry you feel that way about the fraternity that you chose to join. I assume you are not one of the "old men" Then its up to you to take Masonry into the future. Certainly not by taking anything away from the ritual's. Maybe you should sudy and research what the rituals are about and why we do what we do.
Masonry will never die out, it may become smaller, but smaller with high quality for now it seems only people who are truly seeking light are joining. Being a Mason is a high honor and should not be taken lightly.
Get back involved and, help lead. The "old men" dont want to run things forever, the yoounger generation of Masonry has to stand up to the plate and get to work!
Originally posted by oniongrass
Wow, Aeons may be the one that gets me off the dime to actually ask to join.
The thought that an all-men society would be an obsolete idea -- that would be a shame. Actually I was not focusing on that aspect in my thoughts about it. The spiritual stuff, the friendship stuff, the good works stuff, the time and money commitments (especially those -- I am bad at staying committed to groups I start with) -- those were the thoughts going thru my mind.
But in other organizations I am associated with, I've seen women try to break a male-only culture. Why? We're not trying to break female-only cultures. Anyway, I think male-only is a good thing sometimes. And then the rest of the time we can say "vive la difference" and enjoy it.