Reasons for becoming a Freemason

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What induced you to become a Freemason?

  1. Fascinated by the rich history.

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    21.2%
  2. The Ritual work

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. Wanted to be part of a social club

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    2.9%
  4. I wanted to be part of a charitable organization

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. A family member(s) was one

    40 vote(s)
    38.5%
  6. Mysteries surrounding the Craft

    32 vote(s)
    30.8%
  1. jwhoff

    jwhoff Premium Member

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    Constantly rethinking my positions in life.

    So ...

    Power, greed, wealth, CONTROL are my current leanings.

    With me Wild bill_Lins?

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  2. BroBook

    BroBook Premium Member

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    We come to subdue !!!
     
  3. kastonw

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    I was a member of DeMolay when I was a younger and when I had to leave due to family reasons I always wanted to be a Mason

    virtus junxit mors non separabit
     
  4. CuAllaidh

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    Why not? Curiosity is natural, its what drives humanity. I gave curiosity as part of my answer for why I wanted to join, the investigation committee didn't seem to mind. Sure if its the sole reason for joining perhaps the person is not yet ready for masonry, but lets be honest before joining I am sure all of us were pretty darned curious about what actually goes on in a lodge. Honesty above all else is one of my personal tenets and I believe I held true to that on my application and my investigation, so when they asked why I wanted to join "curiosity" and "to join a social organization" were among my answers.
     
  5. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    If all the candidate has is curiosity, then it's not a good reason. Seen too many wash out like that. From your post, it would seem that we agree on that point.

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  6. CuAllaidh

    CuAllaidh Registered User

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    We absolutely agree on that point. My issue was really primarily with the "....never a good answer". I was probably just nit picking on semantics though ;)
     
  7. Brandon Smith

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    When I was a teenager I stumbled upon my Grandfathers Fez. He did not wear any jewelry or the like so this was the first time I had seen such a thing. He explained what the fez was and that he was a mason. He would only tell me that joining the lodge was one of the best things he had ever done and that they make good men better.

    As I grew older that stuck with me. I have always looked up to my grandfather and have strived to live up to the same moral standard he did. I figured joining the lodge would help me take the next step in being the best man I could be. I petitioned the lodge after college and he traveled to La from Tn when I was raised. Certainly one of the best things I have ever done as well.
     
  8. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    Dozens of men in my family are Masons. However, when I moved off after joining the Army I believed Masonry to be not such a good organization. Then when my grandfather passed and he had a Masonic funeral I began to think for myself. I read things from anti-Masonic sources and these seem so far fetched they could not be real. Not based on the men that I knew who were Masons. I read things from Masonic sources and this all seemed to make sense.

    I finally decided the only way I could really find out was to become a Mason. It is one of the best things I have ever done!
     
  9. tldubb

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    Excellent testimony Bro.! Amen SMIB!

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  10. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Both for the rich history and the mystery surrounding the Craft.
     
  11. Morris

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    When I was a kid I saw a S&C on a headstone. I have been searching for "why" that moment grabbed me ever since then.
     
  12. Tpower31

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    Curiosity and interest in the mysteries of The Craft


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  13. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    World wide brotherhood ! Where ever I go in life, there is a brother that is willing to lend a helping hand should I need it. Just one of the reasons I enjoy freemasonry.

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