Am i wrong?

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by jfree7997, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. BroBook

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    "I" think he is saying if you have never seen how can you go, I could be wrong but :)


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  2. Radical540

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    I think you might be onto something Bro Book.
    However, how would he know unless he's stalking me. It's such a trivial thing, I can't help but laugh. Why would I lie about something so minor?
    The lack of regard for my statement would be unmasonic..... so hopefully I"m reading it wrong......
     
  3. MRichard

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    Actually, you made a big point out of the fact that you have never seen a white Prince Hall mason even to the point that you emphasized it in red when you quoted someone else. If you are a master mason, you haven't been one for that long based on what you acknowledged in your posting history. That's my point.
     
  4. Radical540

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    I think I'm starting to lose interest in the whole topic.
    Since apparently you're the steward of my posting history if you look back at my post history (and I'm sure you will), you will find that i highlight something in red in ALL my post relies, it had nothing to do with emphasis on the P.H. topic. I was merely stating that of the PH lodges that I've been taken to with my W.M., we did not encounter any Caucasian masons. That being said, since this seems to have a racial inkling present, let me make it know that i myself am not Caucasian, so that should nullify any racial implications.
    Now, i dont know why there weren't any, but there just weren't. This didn't need to go beyond that fact.
     
  5. bupton52

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    Many times the lodge represents the demographic of its location. In my experience, many people feel comfortable with those that look like them. Its not a bad thing, I think it just takes some extra nudging to step outside of your comfort zone. The reality is that the GLoTX membership is predominately Caucasian. Not exclusively, but predominately. The MWPHGL of TX membership is predominately African American. Not exclusively, but predominately. A the end of the day, men will join where it feels comfortable. I just want to make sure that in Texas, if they decide to step outside of their comfort zones, the opportunity is there to join wherever they want. I think we are there and getting better every day.

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  6. MarkR

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    In Minnesota, the current sitting Grand Master of AF&AM also belongs to a PHA Lodge, and the current PHA Junior Grand Warden is a District Representative in AF&AM.
     
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  7. Bro. BaSean Pearson

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    Done my research, found out the lodge is clandestine, and the man who started has all types of criminal records. I appreciate all of your knowledge, glad I'm not wasting anymore of my time or money.


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  8. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    There were no racial implications. The issue was time.
     
  9. BroBook

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    Ok now my brother what is your next move !!!


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  10. Bro. BaSean Pearson

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    Time for me to do it the right way.


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  11. Glen Cook

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    That's a disappointment to you I'm sure. It is good you found out at an early stage and can still look forward to a long life in the craft.
     
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  12. Bro. BaSean Pearson

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    Yes. It's crazy because I was supposed to be raised at this very moment, but if it's not the right way, I don't want anything to do with it.


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  13. BroBook

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    I suggest that when you find a regular lodge, be honest it will speak to your integrity , may The Most High help and guide you on your my brother!!! WWEA


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  14. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    When I became really interested in masonry about 8 months ago, I contacted one of my frat brothers who I knew was a freemason. We talked a few times and he said he would call me back. At that time, I really didn't know very much about freemasonry. He told me the name of his chapter and said they had a website. I googled it and it was on one of the websites about bogus masonry. Needless to say, I didn't call him back and he never called back either. But looking back at it, there were signs that something wasn't right. He basically said he didn't mess with Prince Hall Masons and he asked me if I knew anyone else that wanted to join.

    When I was younger, I probably wouldn't have researched it at all. I did meet someone later that was a member of that grand lodge but a different chapter and he told me how bad the hazing was. One thing I learned from that is that if it is not Grand Lodge of a state or PHA (despite name variations in Florida & Mississippi), then it is a clandestine lodge in the US. Avoid Prince Hall Origin also. Grand lodges with other names are automatically suspect.
     
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  15. Morris

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    Looks like you already made one connection from your area in jfree. Here is the link he said he was apart of:

    http://www.bremond241.org

    Good luck to you and hope you find what you're looking for.

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  16. jfree7997

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    Yep just hit me up

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  17. jmiluso

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    Masonry sees no color or religion. Just that a man wants to improve himself and his fellow man. When I joined my lodge I didn't know anybody and there are all different ethnic backgrounds at my lodge. Being told to apply at a prince hall lodge because you would have friends there sounds strange to me. When you join masonry you have friends and brothers all over the world. And you are always treated with respect and brotherly love.


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  18. Warrior1256

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    Great and congratulations. I assume that you have been raised by now.
     
  19. jfree7997

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    Indeed I have in April have since learned and got to do Jr deacon
     
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  20. Warrior1256

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    Great, congrats!
     

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