posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:54 PM
Originally posted by lost
axeman, i hadnt thought of that. i suppose it does show initiative, but i imagine (not sure) that most masons know other masons and want to be part
of the club before they go knocking on lodge doors.
Well, of course I can't speak for anyone but myself, but I didn't know any Masons when I started looking into it. I knew that my grandfathers had
both at one time
been Masons (only after I started researching), but neither of them were while I knew them. I will agree that probably a
majority of people who join probably
knew someone who was a Mason before hand, but I'm sure there are lots like me who started out thinking
the were devil worshipping baby burners heheh. Needless to say, once I started talking to Masons and reading, I changed my mind.
please axeman, elaborate on the 'truth' would you? or dont
The truth is that Freemasonry is a fraternity of good men striving to be better men. They have a few handshakes and whatnot that they keep to
themselves, as is their right. They also do not divulge ritual to outsiders, but that is only so that new initiates will have a fresh experience and
so it will have a more profound effect on him than if he already knew what was coming. The truth is that if people have a problem with that, it is
just that. Their
problem. I don't expect anything to change and frankly, I hope it doesn't.
lastly, as an individual i would never make an oath that ties me to a group of men that largly i do not know simply because i want to serve or
donate charities. call me unpatriotic, but likewise, i will not align myself with a country that i believe to to be going down the drain. i suppose
some would say president bush prides himself on his honor and integrity, but i do not believe it. nor will i defend the illogical actions of him or
That is your choice to make, and I will not call you anything but lost. I wish you well.
[edit on 11/23/04 by The Axeman]