posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:39 PM
I am unsure of where to post such a thread, so MODs if this is incorrectly placed in the "Members Forum" please adjust as needed-
I have spoken to a few of the declared members of Freemasonry, on this website, and after hearing their words, and comparing those to the words of
non-masons, my initial beliefs on masonry have very much changed. I never believed them to be the nefarious group that is portrayed on websites such
as this; however, i also never really saw any necessity to join such a negatively viewed fraternity.
i do not believe the fraternity to hold the secrets many people claim them to hoard, nor do i believe that once indoctrination one would succumb to
worshiping the devil (knowingly or unknowingly).
i believe this to be the same as any other group, which has a select set of skills, skills they hold a greater degree of understanding with, and want
only member who will understand and value the basic ideology of the group-
sorry i kind of jump around in my train of thought- special thanks to W3RLIED2 and network dude for all of the information you have provided me- I
understand that to potentially join, all one has to do is simply go and ask...
the reason for this thread is...
having no one in my family a mason, i know no masons, and obviously i am not a mason lol-
before i would go to a lodge and ask a representative to take the time to sit with me and have a conversation-
i would very much like to hear of examples of how masonry has influenced its members lives. this doesnt have to be anything specific or amazing... i
would just like to hear from those involved, how their lives have felt the presence of their involvement in this organization
i genuinely have an interest in the organization as i have exceptional skills in geometry, and a passion for knowledge.
thread is title as such beccause i know anti-masons will slander, and mason will take defense against those posters...i do not want any sort of debate
on this thread. i would ask for civility and honest responses...unfortunately the only people who have read this far are the ones who wouldnt do that
thank you for all of your time and help