Freemason: Steve Wozniak

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Co-founder of Apple Computers with Steve Jobs, Wozniak continues to be a major donor to numerous needy goups and students. He has received uncountable awards from technology and community groups.

    Initiated: : 1980
    Charity Lodge No. 362, Campbell, CA
     
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    Radical540 Registered User

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    Raised?
     
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    Here is a Slashdot AMA post from Woz himself when someone asked him why he became a freemason:

    "A lot of things about me don't get filtered. My wife at the time, in early Apple days, was in Eastern Star. If I became a Freemason I could go to more events with her. I did become a Freemason and know what it's about but it doesn't really fit my tech/geek personality. Still, I can be polite to others from other walks of life. After our divorce was filed I never attended again but I did contribute enough for a lifetime membership. There is nothing wrong with the Freemasons. It's like any group or religion or cult with various rituals. They may make no sense to many but they are fun for those who participate. There's no real political or institutional standing that can impress values on others, but I couldn't say that Freemasonry has explicit values beyond what any member perceives." Oct. 1, 2012
     
  5. Radical540

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    What a shame he gave up and quit.
     
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    Reading a lot of the stories surrounding his joining, Woz was not so much interested in being a Mason as he was spending time with his wife (at the time). He does not even believe in God/Deity. He is an atheist and said he went along with the Supreme Being requirement so he could get in.
     
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