Freemasonry the new fad?

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  1. Cookboy4200

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    I've been seeing a lot people on social network sites wearing masonic rings, shirts and caps. They're not even freemasons. These companies like Lauterer and Macoy sell to anyone. These teenagers are in a illuminati and freemason craze these days. Claiming everyone from Obama to Jay-Z is a mason.


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  2. crono782

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    Conspiracy theory is a hot craze right now I guess. With all the big brother/NSA/wartime talk, the notion of "I align with perceived powerful/shadow orgs" therefore I am perceived as powerful/rich/mysterious" becomes a popular one in some circles I guess.


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  3. BroParker

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    I understand that the belief that their apart of masonry makes them appear more powerful to the masses

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  4. dfreybur

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    The positive side of this is the new generation is coming to our assemblies in numbers so large numerous lodges are overwhelmed at the number of degrees.

    As a fad in decor it will pass. Few know that we are offended because masonry is *earned*. Some won't care about offending. Some will understand that using an earned symbol is like claiming a college degree when you don't have one, claiming veteran status when you aren't one, etc.

    Maybe folks will take up wearing Grandpa's ring on a chain in memory of him. Forms in memorial aren't a problem to me as long as it's clear that's what they are.
     
  5. Celidonious

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    Also with the help of Dan Brown's book and his movies the fascination with Masonry is more wide spread leading to as you said jay z, Rihanna, even lady gaga. The only concern is weather or not a big massive lodge is good or not. This has also led to Nat Geo, History channel, and Time magazine all doing pieces on "secret societies " where of course the main subject is the fraternity. So with that being said the epidemic ( not meant to be negative) is hitting all cultures and ages.


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  6. crono782

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    Thank goodness they decided not to make Lost Symbol into a movie, hah.


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  7. SeattleMason0613

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    Quality over quantity


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  8. SeattleMason0613

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    I enjoyed Dan browns books I wasn't offended at all, it was made to entertain people a fictional book but people these days don't know that term


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  9. bro_ALI.PHA

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    I say if they cant protect what they wearing. Take it off of them.


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  10. lmeeks357

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    I know that's right brother!

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  11. BryanMaloney

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    Is that what one is to then tell the police and courts if the target disagrees with what is being taken off them? It is one thing to eject a Mason who has violated Masonic Law. However, there is no law against simply wearing Masonic regalia. Likewise, there is no law against inventing a group, calling it "Freemason", and going from there. So long as they do not claim affiliation with another Masonic group that does not agree to that affiliation, no law has been broken, and there is no legal way to actually "take" what they wear from them.
     
  12. lmeeks357

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    All a brother has to do is go to the first degree oath n it clearly states wat a mason should or should not do, if masonic laws were being violated then I believe it would been token care of lonnnnng time ago so bro Bryan I'm witcha all the way

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  13. bro_ALI.PHA

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    I agree with both of you. I just hate the thought of people wearing our working tools and they know nothing of them. I hate the thought of the square and compass becoming a new fad.


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  14. lmeeks357

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    Yes sir

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  15. Bhatt

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    They only wanna wear what they hear or see on tv...it's a shame

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  16. lmeeks357

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    If they wanna wear them u brothers let em, at the end of the day we all are just stating opinions, brothers are gonna be brothers u know?

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  17. BroBook

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    That's old school


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  18. BryanMaloney

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    I rather doubt that the crime of assault is "old school" among Freemasons.
     
  19. Prince Saif Shallah

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    It saddens me that our sacred teachings get taking I such vein. Jay Z for publicity claiming illuminati and saying Boaz Jachin ..
    I get confronted by conspiracy theory freaks and I tell then one thing , my lodge goes dark in summer we have no ac unit , how in the world would we be part of the illuminati ??


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  20. broglover79

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    Look at this picture carefully is jay-z real or fake.


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