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Originally posted by Choronzon
I understand your opinion and respect that, but why is it necessary to skip straight to name calling?
Originally posted by greshnik
The "Almighty" who Masons serve is not the same as the Almighty of Christians. Masons serve dark forces, same as communists (see the pentagram sign). Most of the masons are stupid and don't even know this...or they just pretend not to know it.
Originally posted by mickee
It seems as though Freemasons have a "don't ask - don't tell" policy on homosexuality...
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by mickee
While this is not the topic, I have to say please don't think that the way your lodge handled this situation is the way everyone feels.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by ForkandSpoon
I am, obviously, an outsider. The 'Gay' issue caught my eye, and am glad to hear that, like in many diverse communities, the Masons also have their various 'factions', for wont of a better term....
But, again, as a naive outsider....this seems to be an exclusive 'boys' club?
So, if not 'homophobic' in all situations....it is still 'exclusive' as to gender?
I know, I know....Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts....etc.
No need to explain, just throwing out the question. Not prying, just wondering....and, again....no need to respond, if it violates any oaths....
Originally posted by Roark
A simple, somewhat sad, matter of atheism. I no longer believe in God, nor in any Higher Power.
Originally posted by LTD602
Masonry REQUIRES a lifetime membership fee, and if you want (optional), a monthly lodge due. It also requires a man to meet the conditions expressed previously on different threads.
Originally posted by amike555
Sorry, I have a different view on this. Once a Mason, always a Mason, could mean that Freemasons hold certain morals and ethics that one will never lose. If you have learned anything of moral or ethical value, it is very likely that you will not forget it and therefore you will always be a Mason in this regard. This definitely does not mean that you are forever bound to Freemasonry; it simply means that you will always carry with you the morals and values which you have learned. (which is a good thing)