The Shrine.....

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Joey, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Joey

    Joey Co-Founder Staff Member

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    It sound like an AWESOME body to join....... I however am on the fence about it because the closest Lodge to me is in San Antonio...... Which is only about an hours drive.....
    I would love to join but I want to be an active member....
     
  2. ravickery03

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    The Shrine never appealed to me for some reason, after I became an EA, I had some resentment towards the Shrine. This was because of my love of the esoteric side of Freemasonry, but that soon passed.

    The Shrine was started in the 1800s partly because of the Temperance movement and the eradication of alcohol in lodge buildings. They have done wonderful things since that start, and have spawned a 100 different "funny hat societies", and are still the original and has one of the more recognized symbols.

    Because I am against the grain kind of guy, I joined the Grotto (that and I don't know how long they will be around). :)
     
  3. cmoreno85tx

    cmoreno85tx Registered User

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    I plan on joining the Shrine hopefully soon after I am raised. I remember being a little kid at a local parade and watching the Shriners whizzing by in their orange doom buggys and motor bikes and asking my parents how and when I could get to do that. Unfortunately ,because nobody in my family except me is a Mason, they couldn't tell me......... But I know now !!!
     
  4. RJS

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    I remember doing the same thing when I was a kid.
     
  5. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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  6. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I know the Shrine does great work, but it's not the avenue I will take. Scottish Rite and/or York Rite is my destination. Not that I have anything against the Shrine, just my personal preference.
     
  7. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    I have heard if you join the Shrine you have to make it to so many Shrine functions a year or pay fines for not showing up, can anyone elaborate or confirm this is true?
     
  8. Wingnut

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    Not at Hella. But you do get pts for recruiting members and being first/second line signers. With enough pts you dont pay dues...
     
  9. RJS

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    I think the Shrine is something I want to do but later. Right now I just want to conetrate on Blue lodge.
     
  10. JTM

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    that makes more sense. works that way with a lot of appendant bodies, it would seem.
     
  11. Wingnut

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    I rode down to Hella today to pay my annual dues. My only real complaint about the Shrine and being new it may just be me, but seems like its hard to get information or details about things...
     

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