Which faiths are represented?

Discussion in 'Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality' started by freemasonpha, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    We still have them -but call them "Dry" Lodges. To be clear, they are lodges which do not serve or consume alcohol at their meetings.
     
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  2. Glen Cook

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  3. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    I think the original joke is "what's the difference between seeing a Catholic priest and a Baptist preacher at the liquor store? The Catholic priest will say hi to you."
     
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  4. freemasonpha

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    I heard it first as a Presbyterian and a Baptist...works either way.
     
  5. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

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    Obviously you havent visited any sXe forums. :D :D :D
     
  6. Ajay Chandar

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    I'm a Hindu Freemason, as are most Freemasons in my lodge and constitution. Our ritual is entirely nonsectarian, with absolutely no allusions made to any religion.

    All lodges functioning under the Grand Lodge of India must have as many as five Vs of SL open on the altar. I took my obligations on the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. I know of brethren who took theirs on the Qur'an, Bible, and Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
     
  7. CLewey44

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    I would really like to visit a lodge outside of Canada and U.S. India would be at the top of that list.
     
  8. Glen Cook

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    I’ve attended their Grand Lodge. Dedicated Masons.
     
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  9. JanneProeliator

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    I have Srimad Bhagavad Gita in my book shelf (alongside with the Bible and the Quran). I use to go alot to ISKCON meetings when I was a teenager.
     
  10. CLewey44

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    I can imagine their lodges, like most Indian architecture, is quite nice.
     
  11. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    sXe prosthelytizing? Horrors!
     
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  12. Ajay Chandar

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    That's great to know! I do hope you visit us soon.
     
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  13. HoldenMonty

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    The Lodge I attend is a dry Lodge, and haven't heard of any Lodges in my jurisdiction that allows alcohol in their Lodge. But for me it's one of the things that drew me more towards Freemasonry instead of the VFW or the American Legion.
     
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  14. HoldenMonty

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    So would they have the square and compasses on each one?
     
  15. Warrior1256

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    Same here in Kentucky.
     
  16. Ajay Chandar

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    The Square and Compasses rest on the Volume of the Master's faith. In my lodge, it is the Gita.
     
  17. Ajay Chandar

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    Most lodges in India meet at British-era buildings. Some of these, such as the one where my lodge meets, are sprawling properties with several temples, banquet halls, libraries and auditoriums. Others are much smaller.

    Here's a presentation on the Masonic temples of South India.

     
  18. CLewey44

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    Unbelievable, Bro. Ajay. Absolutely gorgeous.
     
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  19. JanneProeliator

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    CAnt say anything about hte other degrees but the holy book has substantial meaning in first degree. Does the Square and the Compass rest on the masters book or the person going trought his degree?
     
  20. Warrior1256

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    Agreed!
     
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