INFREQUENTLY asked question..

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  1. Mark Petro

    Mark Petro Registered User

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    As a prospective Mason, I pose this question. What, specifically, made you realize that Freemasonry was where you belong?

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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Learning.
     
  3. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    It was curiosity for me.
     
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  4. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    I liked sharing thought-provoking humor and arguing with good men; seemed like a perfect fit.
     
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  5. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Me too. Also through my life some of the men that I most admired were Freemasons.
     
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  6. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Then you should go on Bill Maher's show haha.
     
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  7. dfreybur

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    Before petitioning I expected that my benefit would be giving service in civic activities that weren't political. Events like Child ID Program or a group cleaning up a park or repairs at a school. I've done those and enjoyed the experiences.

    After attending lodge a while I realized my primary benefit is the fellowship. Meeting and befriending men of all walks of life that I otherwise would never have met. The contact in person. Teaching and learning what each of us consider to be masculine role models.
     
  8. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    I joined after one of my grandfathers funerals. Seeing the good men that I grew up knowing wearing aprons sparked my interest. I stayed because after seeing what Masonry was I would be disappointed in myself if I left.
     
  9. Matt L

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    What did for me was, I was lucky enough to have some really good role models and mentors when I was in the Marine Corps and when I started my career in law enforcement. A bunch of them had one thing in common, they were Freemasons.
    When I was a rookie cop, one of our investigators was a Mason and the other Masons would hang around his office between shift change. One day I made some remark about a secret handshake, Charlie said to me, you'd make a good one after you grow up. Well that got me started on the path and I've never looked back.
     
  10. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    All of the above.....very good!
     
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  11. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    My Grandfather was a Mason, but he passed away before I was of age to join. In the back of my mind I always was intrigued by the possibility of joining, but other activities, a wife, demanding jobs, kids and their activities kept in the back of my mind.

    After our oldest graduated from High School I was an Elder in our church and I noticed one of my fellow elders, who I held in high esteem due to his kindness, dedication to the church and his family and friendliness always wore a tie with a Square & Compasses. This led me to ask him about Freemasonry. Which, in turn, put me on the road towards the East.
     
  12. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Nice!
     
  13. David612

    David612 Registered User

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    I haven’t had any masons in my family that shared my life time unfortunately, I have joined as I wanted the opportunity to build relationships with guys in my community that didn’t stem from business contacts, I’ll add that there are many other things in masonry I have come to treasure which arnt apparent when first entering the craft.
     
  14. SørenSweR(I)

    SørenSweR(I) Registered User

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    I was in the dark and sought illumination
     
  15. Esso-taricMason

    Esso-taricMason Registered User

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    I wanted to become a “real life” Jedi, this May sound funny at first but take away the lightsabers and theatrics and you are left with a mentally and morally composed Freemason. In addition gaining a vast network of brothers and fellows that I can trust and count on.... also like that of the Jedi. This is something I will do for the rest of my life with excitement

    To me Freemasons and Jedi are synonymous
     
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  16. Howard Giang

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    For me, it is spiritual path and a sense of belonging. At this moment, unfortunately, I am reluctantly to join including a fear of a possibility of getting many black balls at once.
    Fundamentally, it is a believe of a symbolic meaning of a Masonic funeral ritual that I like. I believe that when I leave this world, I want to leave with dignity, honor, and valuable with a nomination from others sending by their confirmations like a political nomination confirmation from selection and election. When spiritual world guards come to escort me, I expect they would say “Mr. Howard Giang. It is you! We haven’t met someone like you for a long time. You are nominated by many leaders,” and I smile, affirm, and follow them to another world for another task. Anyhow, I think my spiritual belief can happen if I join Masonry or a religion that conveys similar symbolic funeral rituals.
     
  17. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Same here. To my knowledge I am the first member of my immediate family.
     
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  18. Thomas Stright

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    Same here, But I never knew my grandfather to be a Mason when he was alive.
    I learned of it at his funeral.....
     
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  19. David612

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    I learned my great grandfather was a mason, however both he and my grandfather had passed prior to my birth and while that does sadden me I’m a mason and my first son is due in under two months.
    I’m hoping this may be the start of a tradition.
     
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  20. Mark Petro

    Mark Petro Registered User

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    "Fear, anger, hatred. Give in to them you must not. The dark side are they."
    Yoda

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