What would my grandad have known as a 3rd degree mason?

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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by KawRider9
And sadly, there are no strippers.

Dare to disagree.




posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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Yeah, from all that is missing from what would be a normal Lodge and member attire, it's pretty much known as a fake video. Sadly...there are no strippers in the meetings.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 10:33 PM
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All though... it would make stated meetings a little more(cough) less boring (cough!)



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 01:46 AM
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Originally posted by Wonderer2012

So, what would he have known at this level, what kind of stuff would he have been involved in?


He would have known how to give his money away to charity.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:44 AM
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What's wrong with that?



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:02 AM
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If he was your grandfather, by very definition it would mean he would have known the ways of love. That's the ultimate truth right there and more important than any amount of handshakes or passwords.

Being a war veteran and a father probably had a bigger impact on him than a booze-up at the Lodge every few weeks.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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I wish we could drink in my Lodge. By the laws of my Grand Lodge we cannot have booze unless for certain occasions approved by the Grand Master.

EDIT: Luckily though there is a sports bar next door and they have an awesome selection of beer.
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 09:33 AM
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We can't even have alcohol on the same property. We can't rent the lodge to anyone that plans to bring alcohol. We/re not even supposed to be in the same mini mall with another establishment that sells alcohol.

But the Shrine Temple has an Oasis and there is a Lodge in that building?
Odd.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 09:34 AM
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No booze in my lodge either. No beer, no strippers, I wish our meetings were like what the non masons talk about... Reptilians, treasure rooms, beer. strippers... Sounds like a blast!



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by KSigMason
reply to post by Agoyahtah
 

What's wrong with that?


Does everything have to be classified in terms of right and wrong?



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 09:59 AM
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Damn, if we ever do approve strippers for Lodge, I hope we can do better than that.


A video of a TV set, showing a program of what is obviously NOT a Mason meeting, and some chick doing an interpretive hair-flipping dance? Definitely NOT a stripper, and NOT a Mason meeting.

I don't know how many of the brothers here frequent strip clubs, but if there ever is a call for a stripper at a meeting, let us professionals do the booking please. That video just gave me a headache, I'd rather hear the treasurer's report than to watch all that neck twirling again.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:27 AM
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Wow, I seen this in passing and decided to read, some of you guys seems very into your work, im almos scared to asked questons, my grandad was a mason in DC and the wierd thing is our family tree goes to Baltimore in the era of civil war, also I was raised/from/native of the mississippi gulf coast and my family had connections to Jefferson Davis from small info and notes I have found, I think nothing of it at this point and time and kinda intimidated to ask. But I just wanted to say this has been fun the last hour reading through topics as this, you guys are very smart.

I was gonna join but I was standoffish, im like 30.. I don't know maybe it is in my blood, I don't have much money but I have always had this yearing to help tons of people with kindness before I die if i did have money, and religion has nothing to do with it, just a burning inside, who knows maybe one day. sorry for the edit.



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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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please don't be afraid to ask anything. And you don't need money to be a mason. If you did, I couldn't be one.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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I have alot of questions, I will probably just lurk an read more before I ask any so I can get a better grasp of what I actually want to know or learn about at this point I know very little. Thanks!



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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reply to post by Agoyahtah
 

I guess I should have made it clear I was being facetious, but sure, why not, yes, let's divide between right and wrong.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by network dude
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please don't be afraid to ask anything. And you don't need money to be a mason. If you did, I couldn't be one.



You do need money to be a mason. Because all masons do is charity work. So, you either have to give your own money away, or figure out how to give other people's money away.


If there are lodges that will accept you when you are poor, then they must find some other money for you to give away. That means you'll have to learn how to collect money from other people who have, in order to give that money away to others who need. So, you become a "money broker", of a sorts. Or, if you prefer, a "Charity Broker". Because, logically, if you're not giving your own money away, you have to find "Charitable People" who will first give you their money, which you can then distribute to your charitable causes.

Simple logic, will tell you that you cannot be a mason, doing the primary masonic work, of charity, without having something to give away, or at least the ability to entice others to give away their hard earned cash.

But, note, that giving away other people's money is not real charity. The other people contributing their money are being Charitable, but your role is then relegated to "go between", "bookeeper", etc..and that's not real masonic work. Keeping books brings no merit to the soul.

At the end of the day, to be a true and good mason, you've got to work hard, earn lots of cash, then you can give away that which you have earned yourself.

Don't let anyone tell you different.

Masons don't do anything else but Charity.

Therefore you have to be rich.

Any person claiming to be a mason, and poor, is not really doing masonic work, and must be doing some thing else, other than masonry.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by Agoyahtah
You do need money to be a mason. Because all masons do is charity work. So, you either have to give your own money away, or figure out how to give other people's money away.


Putting aside the fact that not all me do is charity work, did you ever stop to think that maybe someone could volunteer their time to help out?



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by KSigMason
I wish we could drink in my Lodge.



Originally posted by getreadyalready
We can't even have alcohol on the same property.



Originally posted by KawRider9
No booze in my lodge either.


This is typically where I would insert a comment about how pathetic your situtation is but you kinda did it for me.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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Damn, if we ever do approve strippers for Lodge, I hope we can do better than that.


Being a fraternity, I would assume that would be gender-limiting to what strippers would be allowed to entertain. Might even reduce attendance.


Fitz



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by Agoyahtah

Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by DeadRising
 


please don't be afraid to ask anything. And you don't need money to be a mason. If you did, I couldn't be one.


You do need money to be a mason. Because all masons do is charity work. So, you either have to give your own money away, or figure out how to give other people's money away.


Really now?


What's your source for your claim? I guess charitable works don't count in your non-Masonic universe; that money is the only coin of the charitable realm. Hope you don't mind being wrong.


Originally posted by Agoyahtah
Any person claiming to be a mason, and poor, is not really doing masonic work, and must be doing some thing else, other than masonry.


Wow!! Just wow! Congratulations on having the most simplistically wrong assertion I've run across in a long time. Actions speak louder than words and the charitable acts of a poor man are worth far more than lavish bequeaths of a millionaire.

Fitz





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