Prince Hall

Discussion in 'Prince Hall Freemasonry' started by Blake Bowden, May 4, 2012.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    What frustrates you about Freemasonry? Progress? Lack of understanding of the younger generation? Name it?
     
  2. cambridgemason

    cambridgemason Premium Member Premium Member

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    Laws and rules for some and laws and rules for others. Also lack of working together.
     
  3. bupton52

    bupton52 Moderator Premium Member

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    For me its the lack of progress. I would love to see more technology, maybe even adapting to the way that this generation receives information (facebook, twitter, etc). Someone has to be putting out enough information to counter all of the foolishness that is found on youtube when you enter freemasonry in the search field. Most of all though visitation. I talked to a brother last night from the OK jurisdiction who told tales of English bretheren attending lodge along with the GL of OK members. All I could do is look and listen in awe.
     
  4. MrPopular716

    MrPopular716 Registered User

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    Prince Hall masonry has progressed just fine
     
  5. Bro_Vick

    Bro_Vick Moderator Premium Member

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    Ticket punchers, men who are taking up positions of leadership to get a ticket punched to move onto to the next one. They usually do nothing but erode an organization and leave it worse than they found it. It happens in Blue Lodge, but is rampant in apendant bodies.

    S&F,
    -Bro Vick
     
  6. towerbuilder7

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    Bro Vick is on point..........Brothers who only have political aspirations in Masonry, and think about how good they look in their regalia, tend to lose focus on what Masonry really SHOULD BE to a Man and his daily walk. In my view, this is a WAY OF LIFE, not just an organization, and should be treated with the respect of such. Lodges that DO NOT TEACH AND FEED THE FLOCK what they should regarding KNOWLEDGE OF SELF and the PURSUIT OF TRUTH can lose a member fairly quickly. Eating a good meal, and talking about committee work, account balances, and the next fundraiser gets OLD and stale, without adding a good lecture or study material, or discussion/history lesson to the meeting.

    A Man who is focused on GOD, FAMILY, and WORK, who joins Masonry in order to become a better, more knowledgable Man, oftentimes will remain a faithful member if he is motivated by what he sees in Brothers who: seek knowledge, become involved in the charitable work of the Lodge, TEACH THE PROPER INFORMATION IN THE PROPER MANNER, and are made to understand the proper priority and place Masonry should have in a Man's life. Masonry should always ENHANCE OR ADD TO, and never take away from a Man's dedication to his GOD, FAMILY, AND WORK.

    The in-fighting, egotistical behavior, closed mindedness, and refusal to embrace new/progressive ideals, based on "this is the way it's always been done", can also run a GOOD Man away, if this is his first exposure to a Fraternal Order or Organization. If we maintain our focus on the GREATER GOOD FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE ORDER, instead of GREATER GOOD FOR THE ELEVATION AND EXALTATION OF SELF, we will maintain good members. "Those who humble themselves will be exalted, and those who exalt THEMSELVES will be humbled"...........Just my five cents............Bro. Jones
     

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