Clandestine Freemasons

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Blake Bowden, Sep 14, 2012.

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Should Clandestine Masons be banned from the site?

  1. Absolutely! Where's the ban hammer?

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  2. No, this is a public discussion forum

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  3. Ban them or I'll leave

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  4. Can't everyone just get along?

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  1. Bro. Vincent

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    No hazing in Missouri PHA that I know of...mental hazing yes lol, any body seen that goat?


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  2. dizlwizl

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    Haven't seen him in a while. But boy can he buck! And he bites!

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  3. Bro. Vincent

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    They put that goat in a pen and had to tie him down he was feisty... I'm sorry for anyone that has to look him in the eye...


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  4. beamthadon

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    I wanna be a mason here in denver but its hard to come in contact with a lodge any help?


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  5. easternsunray

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  6. beamthadon

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    Just got in contact with a lodge in downtown denver, thanks brother.


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  7. Jamarr/G\

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    Same here in USA TN. our Grand Lodge Master forbid any kind of hazing period!

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  8. Michael Neumann

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    They should only be banned from the Sanctum Sanctorum
     
  9. Michael Neumann

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    From the numerous reports I receive there is MUCH hazing in the Alpha Military lodge here on Bagram
     
  10. MarkR

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    I won't haze, and I won't be hazed. I won't join anything that expects me to subject myself to humiliation to become a member.
     
  11. Belcher

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    i have heard that there is a lodge in the area that the prep. room is painted black and has skulls and candles. haven't been there to see it yet.
     
  12. lsu4life4ever

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    What is a clandestine mason?


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  13. scialytic

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    Looks like it boils down to "What MoT will be in the future"...I for one like the idea of a section for only MMs and maybe even one for Texas MMs: A String Theory multiplicitudinal dimension of the SS for MMs in TX only? ;-)
     
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  14. Bill Lins

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    One who belongs to a Lodge and/or Grand Lodge not recognized as regular in origin by UGLE or the "mainstream" Grand Lodge of the particular jurisdiction.
     
  15. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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    What would be the purpose of these sections?? What can be discussed there that can not already be discussed elsewhere?

    IMO, what MoT is striving to do is beat down the barriers of this fraternity, not create new ones. Or am I completely misunderstanding your point?
     
  16. crono782

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    I wonder perhaps some of the older members are wondering if Masons of Texas is having an identity crisis and is slowly but surely becoming Freemason Connect completely?


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  17. Benjamin Baxter

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    It is more freemason connect than MoT. It wouldn't be building more walls but labeling a certain type of discussion. I enjoyed MoT more when it was actually MoT than now. I am not saying that it is not one of the premiere forums for freemasonry, it just isnt what it was for me a year ago.

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  18. scialytic

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    My main point is that there is a plethora of ideas, observations, innovations, criticisms, and wisdom in the previous posts and MoT could use any of them and prosper, but it would likely change the course of MoT. Daniel and the others are absolutely right that MoT has broken past Texas and that there could be complications within or from our own jurisdiction since this site is becoming the "Face of Texas Masonry" to many in other locations.

    My quip about the multiple sections was a play on the comments above, but may also serve as a solution. By sectioning off content for Texas you prevent anybody from using that as a way to discredit MoT as painting Texas Masonry in an unfair way. It would also spare people from "inside-baseball" talk about our resolutions when the Grand Communication comes up as well as very specific inside-jurisdiction issues like CoR that invite all kind of bad-mouthing, objection, and other passionate and not necessarily appropriate responses directed at our jurisdiction specifically. But then a basic thread on CoR can be opened up for discussion by all without it being pointed at any one or group specifically.

    The MM section would allow for more open discussion between MMs without any spam or (less chance of) ignorant rants or responses by profane (that doesn't prevent them from people like me ;-P ). It would be a pain in the butt, but once the main folks are established it would likely be (though Frater Porter has already indicated that he is intimately involved with the process) just sending a list of names to the respective jurisdiction (establishing Texas Masons first by profile and location would likely prove easiest).

    To be absolutely honest, I was just responding. Thanks for making me think this through. It may not be where we (MoT) are heading, but it may help with some current minor concerns and many of the unforseen major concerns that WILL occur in the future. The more successful MoT gets, the worse the attacks will become...and the more devisive and precise the opposition will become. As the Australian proverb goes, "It's always the tallest poppy that gets chopped"--and MoT, my friends--is getting pretty tall...
     
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  19. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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    Interesting point.
     
  20. Warrior1256

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    Agreed. The forum is not a tiled lodge so discussion or people should not be restricted.
     

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