I want to belong to something more

Discussion in 'Becoming a Freemason' started by Preston H, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Preston H

    Preston H Registered User

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    I take interest in history and believe history not studied is history doomed to repeat itself. I have studied religion and its many books and find it fascinating subject of intrest.


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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    And how do you see the above statements relating to Freemasonry ?
     
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    I'll just leave this here! Best of luck in your journey if Freemasonry is what you're looking for.
     
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  4. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Good one!
     
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  6. Pointwithinacircle3

    Pointwithinacircle3 Registered User

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    Of course the possibility exists that it used to be a third thing, a thing lost to today's Masons. The possibility exists that it was once a great school where men learned not only science and understanding of the physical world but also the best way to think and reason. But yeah, today it is pretty much just a fraternity.
     
  7. Matt L

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    Freemasonry still encourages its members to study the arts and sciences.
     
  8. Pointwithinacircle3

    Pointwithinacircle3 Registered User

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    Is encouraging the same thing as teaching?
     
  9. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    In my view in 1717 Freemasonry lost its connection to the brethren that had the genuine secrets and only had a drip feed for a few years before being cut off.

    For example the breakaway GL did not have the 3rd degree and when they got it in 1723 it only lasted 2 years before the Noah version was replaced with the Hiram version.

    And by 1750 Masonic literature no longer referred to the Blazing Star as if there was no one left that could read Greek. It was some decades before the star reappeared in the literature.
     
  10. David612

    David612 Registered User

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    Any chance you have good reference material for Noah version James?
     
  11. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    " "We have it by tradition, and still some reference to scripture for it caused Shem, Ham and Japheth to go to their father Noah’s grave for to see if they could find anything about him to lead them to the valuable secret which this famous preacher had… For I hope all will allow that all things needful for the new world was in the Ark with Noah.
    Now these 3 men had already agreed that if they did not find the very thing itself, that the first thing that they found was to be to them as a secret…
    Taking a grip at a finger, it came away"

    http://www.masonicsites.org/Graham_Ms.htm

    It is reasonable to note the parallels with Heru/Horus (Hiram?) the son of a god raising Asar/Osiris and of course with Jesus raising Lazarus
     
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  12. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Join the military.
     
  13. Adam Cockerham

    Adam Cockerham Registered User

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    Thank you for telling us about yourself. Now, do you have any questions Preston H? We're here to help each other.
     

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