Freemasonry Stereotypes from non brothers

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Bro.Joseph.Rossi.Pa.Mason, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. dfreybur

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    It's not sane to believe conspiracy theories. I will add you to my list of folks who I pray for their mental healing.

    It's close to the only response I ever give to any anti.
     
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  2. Backwoodslion

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    Thank you very much
     
  3. BroBook

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    And for the record freemasonry has no need for any one to apologized for us we good for real !!!


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  4. RyanC

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    While around the world what you say is true, Freemasonry has been a huge spectrum of many people. Here in the US that has been hardly the truth, for much of the 1800-1950 catholics in many place where not welcomed to join the fraternity. A Past Master of my Lodge who like me is also Catholic said when he when to the archives and read meeting minutes it was alway the same thing, when a Catholic name appeared for vote to join he would always be black balled. He said one man applied every year for ten years before the vote went in his favor. That begin said times have changed and will continue to change, as we see in today's time in MOST place Freemasonry is practiced the way it should have always been and we judge a man on who he is not how he was born.
     
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  5. Brother JC

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    A "Catholic name?" I'm not sure what that means. Smith, Jones, Bergoglio, Ratzinger?
     
  6. BryanMaloney

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    Obviously, a Catholic name is one of the "eee" names, "O'Reilly", "Maloney", "Scarapelli", "O'Banon"--never mind.
     
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  7. BryanMaloney

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    Look up the Monty Python sketch "How to recognize a Freemason". I won't post a link here since the video includes animated bewbies, and some might find that offensive.
     
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  8. RyanC

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    The name of the thread is stereotypes, so as not to be PC but keeping these thread REAL, I think you know what I mean and BryanMaloney did a good job in explaining it. It is easy to say why this stereotypes are wrong or no longer correct, but it is harder to say why they are right. Most stereotypes come with a hint of truth too. In many place in the USA we are seperating our selfs for the perceived thoughts behind this stereotypes, but in some state that could be farther than the truth. Prejudices to Catholic and immigrants as a whole was very real in the Freemasons of the USA, just as prejudices toward man of Color is still held in some place in the country within the fraternity.
     
  9. kmjn@tz

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    Hey brothers...
    Down here in Tanzania this is also the case.. I remember to have pass by a group of people more often in an arranged public meeting telling people about freemasonry and kind'f link it with superstitious cult... Wat a came to realise is that it is real a public will speak whatever they want to speak and so if they fed themselves with wrong answers already it is real hard to convince them otherwise may be they decide to change their percepectives... But i geuss it is good to tell truth and stand by it to anybody who speak ill about mason whenever necessary lol!.
     
  10. Levelhead

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    I just dont talk about it to anyone. Nor do i tell anyone i am part of. Im humble and are a part of , for me and not for anyone else. Most people whom i noticed brag about it or make it well known are usually in it for personal gain. I dont deal with peoples conversations and stupidity because i dont talk about it. When i hear people talking about false pretences i just chuckle and listen. Then go about my business.
     
  11. nfasson

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    I like to lean in real close, then whisper "Hail Hydra." That really confuses them.


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  12. Lowcarbjc

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    The only thing I absolutely don't like is when they start with "Oh you are still young and only in the lower degrees now, wait till you get to the higher degrees, it's there where things get bad"




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  13. BroBook

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    Yes, and I wonder since they have access to " rituals" did they not read the prayer and charge of the first degree, how someone come back in the higher[sic] houses and say oh by the way we serve .....


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  14. jmiluso

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    I am very proud of being a mason, I don't go around bragging about it or anything like that. But when somebody sees my MM ring or the shirt I am wearing that my lodge has supplied to us, I am happy to answer any questions they have. I joined masonry to help my fellow man and myself in life. Everybody joins for there own reasons and I feel every reason is valid for that person. I don't think a brother should go around advertising he is a mason, but I don't see a problem with being proud of being a mason either.

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  15. SkiKing76

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    this kind of stuff applies to other groups as well...for those of us who are members of college greek letter fraternities, the public views us as drunken rapists. Are there bad apples? Sure...no different than any group or organization...but I find I talk less about my college fraternity days with outsiders than I do my masonic membership.
     
  16. Warrior1256

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    From what I have gathered so far is that the main thing that some Christian denominations have against Masonry is that we give equal rights and respect to all religions and do not promote Christianity above others. JMO.
     
  17. Brother JC

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    The one that leaves me scratching my head is that we supposedly offer a different path to salvation. Really? I must have missed that Degree.
     
  18. Warrior1256

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    I wear my Masonic ring and shirts constantly in public. So far I have had no responses negative or otherwise. However, if someone does not like them.....tough. I'm very honored and proud to be a member of the Brotherhood.
     
  19. Rick Carver

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    They didn’t tell me when I became an Entered Apprentice.
    They didn’t tell me when I became a Fellow Craft.
    They didn’t tell me when I became a Master Mason.
    They didn’t tell me when I became a Royal Arch Mason.
    They didn’t tell me at Council, Chapter or Commandary.
    They didn’t tell me when I took the Scottish Rite Degrees.
    They didn’t tell me when I joined KYCH.
    They didn’t tell me when I was awarded the 33°.
    They didn’t tell me when I became Worshipful Master of my Lodge.
    They didn’t tell me when I served as District Deputy Grand Master.
    They didn’t tell me when I became Grand Master.
    When the hell do I get in on all the secret plans for Masons to take over the world?
     
  20. Warrior1256

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    Exactly! Isn't it strange that these non-Masons know all about these nefarious plans of ours but the millions of Masons around the world are completely in the dark concerning these things?
     
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