posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:09 AM
reply to post by kalenga
Hey i wonder can i ask, Why would you want to join something you know nothing about?
It being secret. And all that people know is what the members of the club say about it?
If you join a football team, go to a new university, or try a new restaurant, the only things you know are what the people who have tried it are
saying, and what the building looks like, and what they have done in the past. Then, you decide to try it for yourself based off those things.
If someone wanted to join Freemasonry, they ought to talk to current and past Masons, go visit a Lodge and have a look around, ask friends and family
about the reputation in the community, find a book, or look them up on the Division of Corporations.
Everyone is as informed as they want to be. How much research do you do before you buy a new toothbrush? I mean, nothing in Freemasonry is going in
your mouth, but I bet people do a lot more research on us than they do on buying a toothbrush or underwear.
Freemasonry actually has a lot less secrets than the folks making your favorite beer, or the contractor that built your house, or the neighbor that
lives next door to you. How much do you really know about your next door neighbor anyway? What goes on behind those closed doors? They could be
complete freaks in there!
This whole secrecy side of Freemasons is blown WAY out of proportion. No, I won't give you the secret handshake or words, and I won't tell you what
I have learned
, because it won't be the same thing you will learn anyway. I also won't tell you the combination to my safe at home, or the
password my kids know to recognize someone I have sent to pick them up at school. If you want those things, you have to marry me first. If you want
the Masonic password and handshake, you have to become part of the family first.