Don't know where I'm at with this. Most join to become a shriner, and you never see them back in a blue lodge, except for attending a 3rd degree, so they can recruit for the Shrine. I find this just a waste of time to do the ritual for someone that will never come back to lodge.
Exactly so. A Shriner will carry BL petitions with them, when asked how one becomes a Shriner, it looks like fun. The Shriner will say one has to first be a Mason. How do I become a Mason? You ask one. (the reason a hate the 2be1ask1 stickers) Can I become a Mason? The Shriner whips out the BL petition. Is it legal under the Masonic Code? Yes. Ethical NO. I can state this as FACT as I personally see happen, more than once. Is it petitioning a lodge for mercenary motives? IMHO if joining the BL only to member of the Shrine, YES. I will not waste my time coaching such a person.