A Brother Asks: Where's the Goat?

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  1. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    A Brother Asks: Coach! I keep on hearing jokes about goats from my Brothers. I've looked high and low and can't find any association with goats in ritual. Where's the goat?

    Coach: Parts of goats are displayed right on top of two officers' staffs?

    Brother: Goat parts?

    Coach: Yes, goat parts?

    Brother: Okay, I'm looking at the insignias used upon all the staffs and I don't see any goat parts.

    Coach: Of course you do.

    Brother: No. I don't see them at all.

    Coach: You do. You just don't recognize them.

    Brother: Okay. I give up. Which staffs?

    Coach: The Stewards'. steward insignia_01.jpg

    Brother: All I see are weird looking squiggly cone shaped things.

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  2. MarkR

    MarkR Premium Member

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    That doesn't justify the "goat riding" hazing crap.
     
  3. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    Tubal Cain was the goat-footed god of the Kenites
     
  4. flameburns623

    flameburns623 Registered User

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    I always assumed it had to do with the awkward position assumed while taking the oath to the GAOTU?
     
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  5. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Yeah, I wish they'd stop that. Too many chafed candidates. Even KY doesn't help.
     
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  6. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    I understand Nandi was part bull.
     
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  7. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    Goat - The other red meat. It's what's for dinner.

    Cabrito. Birria de chivo. Goat korma. Goat biriyani. Roast leg of goat. Goat stew with turnip root, turnip greens, diced leeks and some smashed pine nuts.

    Young goats are called kids. The word for a bunch of them is mess. A mess of kids. It comes from the overlap of the word with young humans.

    Old goats are called billies. I propose that a group of goats be called a lodge. A lodge of billy goats. Because - us. Except we aren't "for" dinner. We are "at" dinner.
     
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  8. Zack

    Zack Registered User

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    Nanny goats= OES ?
     
  9. hanzosbm

    hanzosbm Premium Member

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    At first, I thought the reference to KY was a joke about Kentucky Masons being a bunch of goat lovers.
    And as a Kentucky Mason, I felt I should stand up to this kind of stereotype. But then I realized that if I stood up, the goat would probably run away.
     
  10. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Context, Brother.... Context....
     
  11. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    ***snicker snicker***
     
  12. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

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    I am so disapointed if I don't get to ride a goat in some point of my Masonic journey.... ;)
     
  13. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Lol! Keep at it Brother...you'll get there.
     
  14. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

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    Thank you bro. I hope we find goat that is strong enough. I aint small boy.... :D
     
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  15. HoldenMonty

    HoldenMonty Registered User

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    My assumption is that the crazy anti masonic people take the old part of free masonry and without knowing anything about it when they hear ancient and that we have an alter in the lodge room and assume animal sacrifice.
     
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  16. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Could be the case.
     
  17. jgil1970

    jgil1970 Registered User

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    I’m sure some Shrine Hillbilly Club somewhere would offer that at some point. I might suggest it to the one I belong to.
     
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  18. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    So the myth about the goat do exist. I almost made the 8 second ride...LMAO


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  19. jermy Bell

    jermy Bell Registered User

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    We usually keep it hid behind the building in a horse trailer.
     
  20. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    I think if any candidate actually believes there will be a live goat(or any other farm animal for that matter) anywhere in the lodge at any point probably is the result of "not guarding the West"....sound minds only please.
     
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