Masonic Charges

Discussion in 'Masonic Jurisprudence' started by Blake Bowden, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Have the ones you've witnessed been frivolous or necessary? Under what circumstances did they occur? Did anything for the good of Masonry come about?
     
  2. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Yes, both frivolous and unnecessary, and done for the sole purpose of causing trouble.
     
  3. Wingnut

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    never have seen ANY filled.
     
  4. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    sounds like a wonderful thing. i've never seen any.
     
  5. david918

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    Been a mason almost 20yrs and have never seen charges filed hope to keep it that way
     
  6. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    Seriously, are there lodges are filling charges as often as the amount of questions seem to imply?
     
  7. Sirius

    Sirius Registered User

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    You have no idea. :frown:
     
  8. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    btw (by the way), "sounds like an interesting..." is sarcastic.
     
  9. Bill Lins

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  10. JTM

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    i apologize. for clarification, it wouldn't be interesting or fun to take part of at all (masonic charges) if i were there personally.
     
  11. Traveling Man

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    It's not very often, but things sure get ugly. When the charges are justified it's truly a shame... When charges are filed it will always be emotionally charged. It takes quite a long length of time for things to recover. When I was told I had to review some charges I was as nervous a virgin on her honeymoon night.
     
  12. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    I heard it ws bad not sure if it still is or not but I know 148 lost a few good brothers b/c of silly charges.
     
  13. HKTidwell

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    All I can say is I have not seen charges filed and I hope that I do not. No matter if they are just or not, I hope I can live my life and not be a witness to it.
     
  14. JTM

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    in relation to scott32º's posts about brazos union.. a LOT of their earliest minutes are
    FILLED with brothers charging each other. the 10th century was a very chaotic time in our past, it would seem.
     
  15. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Wow! Good thing the GLoT came about in the 19th century to sort things out! ;)

    It's cool that the Lodge still has the minutes from back then! :D
     

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