Can a fellow member put another brother in his place?

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  1. NY Masonry

    NY Masonry Registered User

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    Hello All,

    I am petitioning with my local lodge next month but I had a question.

    Once I become a Master Mason and see another brother not conducting himself properly to others, can I remind him of how he needs to conduct himself and treat others if needed?

    Was just curious if this situation would ever come up and how I would need to react. I know we are all not perfect but I know freemasons should conduct themselves with proper manner.

    Thank you,
     
  2. Winter

    Winter Premium Member

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    Once you become a Mason that would be a good discussion to have within your Lodge. Hopefully you will be assigned a knowledgeable mentor who will be able to answer that type of question. Different jurisdictions handle impropriety differently.

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  3. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    It will be addressed should you receive the Degrees.
     
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  4. David612

    David612 Registered User

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    As above- if you receive the degrees this will be answered, however you do also need to know that you are never in a position to go around “putting people in their place” that sort of domineering attitude doesn’t work in the lodge, or in life generally.
     
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  5. NY Masonry

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    I apologize if I worded my post title incorrectly.

    I meant that if I would remind someone on how to conduct themselves, not "put them in their place".

    Thank you all for your answers. Was just curious.

    Best,
     
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  6. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    What they said!
     
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  7. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Good Lord Man! Have you not read through the responses within this forum?
     
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  8. David612

    David612 Registered User

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    *waits for coach to be put in his place*
     
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  9. NY Masonry

    NY Masonry Registered User

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    Good lord man I have not.
     
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  10. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    LOL! You'd find your answer pretty quickly.
     
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  11. NY Masonry

    NY Masonry Registered User

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    It is a lot to go through but I will be sure to search my topic before posting again to see if it has already been answered.
     
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  12. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    That's the Spirit! KUDOS!

    BTW - Look for those posts where a Brother responds to something another Brother posted in either ...

    1) a blunt "that's un-masonic/un-brotherly/condescending/sarcastic/disrespectful/etc..." statement boldly stating the perceived infraction regardless of its actual validity...
    or
    2) an extremely subtle statement like "Good lord man I have not" implying a fun playful response intended to push back on a previous post in echo fashion.

    There's a wide variety of responses that fall in between and are intended to have "steel sharpen steel". Most are well-intentioned good natured responses, although there are a few where underlying animosity is clearly apparent.
     
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  13. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    You'll learn all about that...
     
  14. jermy Bell

    jermy Bell Registered User

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    Some don't seem to remember their obligation.
     
  15. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    And some seem to like to say things indirectly... ;)
     
  16. Bro. David F. Hill

    Bro. David F. Hill David F. Hill Premium Member

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    This is for the master masons; what you say on social media can and sometimes is construed as the opinion of Freemasonry as a whole.
    Some jurisdictions have set rules of conduct for being on social media. The answer to his question is not a secret and could have easily been answered though the process is.

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  17. bupton52

    bupton52 Moderator Premium Member

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    I believe that you have just inspired a new thread!


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  18. Winter

    Winter Premium Member

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    Which is precisely why most of us responding took the route of, wait till you're a Mason and ask your mentor, or something along those lines. So our opinion wouldn't be misconstrued.
     
  19. Bro. David F. Hill

    Bro. David F. Hill David F. Hill Premium Member

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    No, most on here try to be funny, rude, or cute. No mentor is needed to give the correct answer (yes) but one is needed to describe the process. The only secrets in masonry are the various modes of recognition and what happens in a tiled meeting.
     
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  20. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    The term is to “whisper good counsel”.

    In Masonry unlike other fraternities and the world, our purpose is to be equal to each other. No Brother is better than the other. Should one of us drift off course it is the duty of the Brethren to right the ship. To simply use the verbiage of “putting in place” goes against our own directive.

    We as children of our own Higher Power although under the mapping and direction therein drift off course. That is why we as Brothers are here. We trust, mentor, coach, support, and ultimately and without prejudice love each other as fellow men and brethren of a higher power.
     

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