Secrecy

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  1. Bloke

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    There's always private messages...
     
  2. Winter

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    I gave up a long time ago trying to come up with a way to vette Brothers in an online forum. The only thing we can do really is maintain a certain superficiality on the discussion board. That, and call out the obvious pretenders when we come across them.

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  3. Bloke

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    Way way back in the day, I tried to prove a bro from the states...... i said, if i said "x" what would you say... he had no idea....he said if i said "y" what would you say.... i had no idea. Two MMs learned Freemasonry might be universal but ritual is not.... and i wear the S&Q presented to him in open lodge on his raising to every meeting, and he has the S&Q i was presented.... and we're now both PMs
     
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  5. Bloke

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    I think so. He's been at Pensic this week with two other bros with whom I was in a tyled forum with. I learned a lot there. Threads were full of the sort of stuff we PM back and fourth from about 6 jurisdictions at one point....
     
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  6. Winter

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    Ahhh. Pennsic. Fond memories. Almost 20 years in the SCA.

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  7. Bloke

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    I'd love to do Pennsic and Burning Man, just to see what they were like. Pennsic, I'd love, there's a group of masons who come together there... the Burn, i think i would find that challenging...... too busy here "saving the world" to get to either
     
  8. Winter

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    I left the SCA a few years ago. It lost its luster. I've never had the desire to attend a Burning Man. But I imagine it is memorable event. Or not, depending on what you ingest.

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  9. Bloke

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    Yeah.... i dont think i'd be into that side of Burning Man, nor the sex, but the community, art and spontaneity.... yes. I'm .... lets say flexible, or perhaps accepting conservative. Not way out there but things which shock others i take in my stride. I'd just like to stand on the playa where so many other friends have stood and take in the sights and sounds. My issue is i might hate it and need to find a shady spot with a book for 3 days lol.... and i think its for the young and beautiful, which I'm definitely not !
     
  10. Warrior1256

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    Agreed!
     
  11. Bloke

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    Use the group private message function ?
     
  12. Warrior1256

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    I don't understand.
     
  13. Brother JC

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    A group private message is somewhat more private, but I wouldn't call it "secret."
     
  14. Winter

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    Don't matter where you can find it written. Our Ob is pretty clear about what we cannot discuss openly. Even if some items are freely written about, it is still a violation to discuss certain topics where the uninitiated can hear or read them. Living in the information age does not render our obligation to secrecy invalid.

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  15. Travelling Man91

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    Very well put. Freemasonry has not always been "open" via internet, magazine etc. I for one am a fan of secrecy. There are things that can be discussed and things that can't, point blank.

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  16. Travelling Man91

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    Would enlighten us brother ?
     
  17. Winter

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    It doesn't matter what you call it. Every Brother knelt at the alter with their hands on the VSL and swore to God they would not disclose, in a myriad of ways, any of the things deemed "secret" within the Order. If you feel comfortable violating that because you think the "tradition" holds no weight in the modern age or because the information is available elsewhere, that is on you.

    And, yes, I do know the reasons we have the tradition of secrecy. I don't see that the modern age has invalidated those reasons.

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  18. Ressam

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    I just really-really wonder:
    What "secrets" Freemasonry can have today, These Times!?
    I just cannot understand!
     
  19. Winter

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    I told you he'd be back.

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  20. Ressam

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    Telecommunication had changed everything!
    The Guys, who have access to Computers, which are connected to Artifical Satellites -- Know Everything!
    CIA, KGB, U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, whatever... What "secrets"!?
     

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