Crossing your legs during Lodge

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. scottmh59

    scottmh59 Registered User

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    same here,,,and playing holdem on the cell too:13:
     
  2. Bill Lins

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    I can assure you that Matagorda #7 still has spitoons placed around the Lodge- never seen anyone using them, though.

    Never heard of a prohibition regarding crossing one's legs in Lodge either.
     
  3. RedTemplar

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    I wonder if a brother could be reprimanded for crossing his legs while using the spittoon.
     
  4. Wingnut

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    I nominate scottmh59 for the Necro Award :)
     
  5. JEbeling

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    I think crossing the legs is an Eastern Star thing.. ! If I crossed my legs during lodge would go to sleep and fall out of my chair ... ! need are the circulation I can get.. !
     
  6. Gerald.Harris

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    In some cultures it is considered an insult to show the sole of your foot to another person.. I agree with Brother Jones on this one, besides It truly does not look as if a brother is showing proper respect for the office he holds if he is slouching or sitting with his leggs crossed. This is very hard for someone such as myself to do as I have a bad back, and sometimes sitting with my legs crossed is the only way I can take pressure off of my lower spine. I try always to not cross my legs if I am involved with anything concerning the ritual, whether it be openg and closing, or conferring a degree. Other times I cave in to the need to take a little pressure off my back. Sorry guys, I assure you I do not mean any disrespect.
     
  7. Wingnut

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    Trust me! you dont want guys wearing kilts to sit with their legs splayed open! :15:
     
  8. kevin54

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    lol..
     
  9. Weldon Cressman

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    Hhmmm, ... could it be that crossing one's legs exposes the bottom of the foot (Shoe)? I know showing the soles of one's shoe(s) to Middle Easterners is a sign of disrespect .....
     
  10. xmwhy

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    as long as you dont have a bored out of your mind by being in lodge look,i dont see any problem with a crossed leg.
     
  11. scottmh59

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  12. Hippie19950

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    Hmmm, I've been tossing the idea of putting a pair of Drag Bars, and Forward Controls on my station. I wouldn't slouch that way, or slide down. I like the Drag Bars on my scoot, as it does keep my old broken back straight on the highway. What about it Wing?
     
  13. Wingnut

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    I have mini Apes :)
     
  14. Gerald.Harris

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    I am never bored out of my mind when I am in a Masonic Lodge !
     
  15. scottmh59

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    im not sure you understood what xmwhy was saying..

    its no big deal to have your leg crossed as long as you dont look like your bored too.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
  16. Gerald.Harris

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    lol, ok....
     
  17. Bigmel

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    I found this on the net.

    Masonic Etiquette Summary: Masonic etiquette is simply the rules of good manners which make lodge meetings pleasant for everyone.

    The position of Worshipful Master in the East occupies the most exalted position within the lodge.

    A lodge which does not honor its Master, no matter how they personally feel about the man, himself, lacks Masonic courtesy. The honor conveyed by the brethren in electing him, ...in other words, the historical traditions and the men who have gone before you must be given the utmost respect, if the traditions of the Fraternity are to be observed and proper Masonic etiquette is to be maintained.

    Masonic etiquette comprises lodge courtesies and proprieties.

    Good manners imply observance of the formal requirements governing man's behavior in polite society and a sense of what is appropriate for a person of good breeding with high morals and good taste.

    The spirit of brotherly love and affection, by which we are bound together, will be exemplified in our conduct, our carriage and our behavior at all times.

    It is my hope that you will use your trowel to cement the stones of brotherly love for the “More Noble and Glorious Purpose†of exhibiting these rules of Masonic Etiquette toward one and all within the brethren.
     
  18. Gerald.Harris

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    Thank you Brother Megason.
     
  19. kcir

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    It is all about lodge etiquette and respect. If it is being done in lodge, it is the responsibility of the master to correct it by holding a lodge of instruction in lodge ettiquette.
     
  20. TexMass

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    It's like that in MA in fact, I think it's like that for all members. I'll have to check my MA Mason etiquette book. Yeah, we have one.
     

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