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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:23 PM
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Just wanted to congradulate a newly raised brother, Brother Shaquille O'Neal aka The Big Square

He was made a mason on site by the Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Mass.



I wonder if he actually rode the goat?!?!?


Hopefully this thread doesnt turn in to a huge insult slinging match from people who think masons are devils that run the country.....

Or into an argument about affiliation and jurisdictions
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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Yeah, I read about this on a Masonic forum and a Masonic blog. Around the same time in DC, Richard Dreyfuss was made a Master Mason on site.

Dreyfuss

Oneal
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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I hope Shaq will spend some time learning his degree work and finding out what masonry is all about. Since he is retiring, he might have time for that. It makes me happy to see anyone find the craft.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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• Are Prince Hall Masons recognized as regular under Scottish Rite and York Rite Grand Lounges?

• Can a Prince Hall Mason enter the lodges of and participate equally in York or Scottish rituals, ceremonies, meetings, etc.?

• Can Masons from the York Rite enter a Scottish Rite Lounge equally and participate in ceremonies, rituals, meetings, etc.? And Vice versa?



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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No.They can not.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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The Grand Lodge of Idaho recognizes most PHA and their appendant orders.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by Sahabi
• Are Prince Hall Masons recognized as regular under Scottish Rite and York Rite Grand Lounges?


The Scottish and York Rites are not blue lodges organized into Grand Lodges; they're appendant bodies which Master Masons choose to join. Usually, a Prince Hall Mason can join a Scottish Rite or York Rite body if his Grand Lodge is recognized by the mainstream Grand Lodge in his jurisdiction. There are also PHA York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies.


• Can a Prince Hall Mason enter the lodges of and participate equally in York or Scottish rituals, ceremonies, meetings, etc.?


This question seems predicated on the previous one's misconception, and has two answers based on that fork: a) Not if he's not a member of the York or Scottish Rite (and neither could any mainstream Mason); b) if a PHA jurisdiction is recognized by its mainstream Grand Lodge counterpart (all but about a dozen are), then yes, there is no restriction against attending each other's meetings.


• Can Masons from the York Rite enter a Scottish Rite Lounge equally and participate in ceremonies, rituals, meetings, etc.? And Vice versa?


The bodies aren't mutually exclusive, and many Masons are members of both. That said, a solely Scottish Rite Mason could not participate in the York Rite, and vice versa.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:52 PM
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Shaquille O'Neal is an idiot, literally.

This is an excellent example of how Masonry has become a disgusting pyramid scheme.

Shrug, Masonry was corrupted long before I was born, this is no surprise.

The founders of New Atlantis must be pinwheeling in their graves.




posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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How is he an idiot? From what I've read he is a well educated individual, and is currently striving for a PhD (I believe).



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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Originally posted by Version100
Shaquille O'Neal is an idiot, literally.


I would be nice to have his idiot money.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus

Originally posted by Version100
Shaquille O'Neal is an idiot, literally.


I would be nice to have his idiot money.


And that is why he was recruited to Masonry, nothing more.

Disgusting.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by KSigMason
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How is he an idiot? From what I've read he is a well educated individual, and is currently striving for a PhD (I believe).


Quotes from your genius:

"I don't think we learned a lesson; I think it was a learning experience for us. "

"I've won at every level, except college and pro."




posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 11:37 PM
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Except he is not required to pay more than anyone else. It is up to him if he wants to donate anything extra, but he could've done that as a non-member.

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lol...some of those are pretty funny, but being a poor speaker doesn't mean you are not intelligent.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by AdamAnt

I wonder if he actually rode the goat?!?!?



Sniffle


That poor, poor goat!!




posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 04:26 AM
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Relax....this is just surface stuff, most of the people will not get to the top levels.
This is just to better the image of the fraternity, it's why they let everyone in, to say it's no big deal.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 04:39 AM
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I'm sorry guys, not being from America. Who is he?
I mean, I welcome him into the Craft, but really, I have no idea who he is. I do know that I am sure they traded a steer for him to ride instead of the traditional goat. That is one mountain of a man.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 04:45 AM
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Thanks but no thanks...




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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 07:31 AM
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Shaq is a well known American Basketball player.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 07:32 AM
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Ah, okay. Thank you for that Brother.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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Nobody rides a goat....myth busted



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