Keeping it a Secret

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Travelling Man91, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Pitiful.
    Very true.
     
  2. Ripcord22A

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    haha...I laugh as Im in a similar situation. My aunt tried to talk me out of joining(after I was already Raised) by telling me to pray on it. Then I dropped the as Masons are taught that prior to any great or important undertaking should invoke the aide of God. That not only did I pray about it before I took my first degree but that at the very beginning I was made to kneel for prayer and that I had to profess my faith in God before I could become a Mason, and that before I finished the 3rd degree I was yet again made to say a prayer for myself, and that at the beginning and end of every meeting a prayer is said to what ever God it is that the individual worships. that I am Proud to call Christians, Mormons, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Wiccans and even a few Native Americans who worship in the ancient ways my Brother!(I'm sure I've left a few out that I just didn't know that particular Brothers faith) She didn't really have anything to say and its never been brought up again......However every once in awhile she will text me a link to some evangelical Christian something or other
     
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  3. Warrior1256

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    I look up these sites on the internet for their entertainment value.
     
  4. Winter

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    I collect anti-Masonic pamphlets. My favorite is still the Chick Tracts one.
     
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  6. Brother_Steve

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    You should scan them and post them up!
     
  7. Winter

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    I'll have to see if I can find them. Positive I still have them on my shelf. (I never get rid of anything lol) But if you want to see the gamut, just Google anti-masonic pamphlet. You'll have hilarious reading for days.

    For the best one, Google Chick tract Freemason.

    Transmitted via my R5 astromech.
     
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  8. Bloke

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    Found it :)
     
  9. Warrior1256

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    These things are great entertainment. According to Jack Chick pretty much if you are not a WASP you're going to hell.
     
  10. BullDozer Harrell

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    There's no legal proscription in my jurisdiction. It shouldn't be a matter of law, in my opinion. Just a matter of etiquette.
    The same can be applied to any position or seat that a member holds within a lodge.
    Personally if I'm the Worshipful Master of my lodge or whatever, please do not make it a habit of broadcasting it.
    Please allow me to speak for myself.
     
  11. RobGLSA

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    What a great read so far. My family (Mother and Father) is very against me being a Freemason. They have given me DVD sets and printed literature that claims Freemasonry is evil, devil worshiping, etc. No matter what I tried to explain and show, they only agrees with this one reverent from the church that is also very against Freemasonry. We eventually agreed to disagree. Outside of family circles Im very open that I am a Freemason. Under the Grand Lodge of South Africa we are encourage to talk about Freemasonry, etc. The obvious secrets, passwords and ritual workings remains off limits to discuss.

    I wear a baseball cap and t-shirts that are full of Freemasons symbols and my baseball cap has the word "Freemason" stitched on the back with the S&C on the front.
     
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  12. deministri

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    Same here, i keep it private: family members plus really really close friends. I think saying if someone is a mason or not its like telling people about others personal history, kind of a "be polite rule" also never been toll about it in my lodge. Only when mutual friends with masonic decendence are around im like "you know him? he is my friend and brother :)!"
     
  13. Companion Joe

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    We have five lodges in the county. Each year, most submit a group shot of its newly installed officers to the newspaper. My lodge's website has a list of current officers and past whatever dating back to the beginning for all bodies that meet there. We also have links to big pictures of the sitting heads of the various bodies. The same is true for our grand lodge website. If you are active in any way, there isn't much chance your membership is hidden.
     
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  14. Brother_Steve

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    Interesting...
     
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  15. Brother JC

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    When I was a kid there were always pictures in the paper of the local lodge in parades, donating to causes, and the annual officer shot.
     
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