what has masonry done in your life?

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  1. mrm113

    mrm113 Registered User

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    What has masonry done in your life?
     
  2. pointwithinacircle2

    pointwithinacircle2 Rapscallion Premium Member

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    It isn't what Masonry does in me, it is what I do in Masonry that matters.
     
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  3. cemab4y

    cemab4y Premium Member

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    Masonry has done some terrific things for me. I never would have met the academy-award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. I observed him take the Craft degrees, and also the SR degrees.
     
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  4. mrm113

    mrm113 Registered User

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    Congrats brother,
    I always love to hear stories from fellow brethren. If you dont mind me asking where do you hail from?

    Fraturnally yours,
    Sir knight Marvin E Williams Jr 32°
     
  5. mrm113

    mrm113 Registered User

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    Beautiful answer brother!!
     
  6. Levelhead

    Levelhead Premium Member

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    Made me stop having road rage! These days you never know who's in the car or what lodge their from!


    Sent from Mossy Oak Swamp Bottom
     
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  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    I enjoy the conversations and companionship of some truely great guys and love the lessons in morality.
     
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  8. mrm113

    mrm113 Registered User

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    That is definitely food for thought for other brothers on the road as well. Excellent answer brother from mossy oak swamp!
     
  9. mrm113

    mrm113 Registered User

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    Likewise brother, the companionship amongst other on the level really shows throughout our craft throughout the centuries.
     
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  10. cemab4y

    cemab4y Premium Member

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    I love to tell stories of my experiences with Masonry. I have attended lodges in several overseas locales, including Russia and Saudi Arabia.

    I was born in Louisville KY. I moved to Bowling Green KY and attended college there, and took the degrees at Bowling Green Lodge#73 (Grand Lodge of KY, F&AM).

    I now reside in Alexandria VA (Metro WashDC)
     
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  11. Ressam

    Ressam Registered User

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    Mr.Charles,
    do you know -- Mr.Andrey Bogdanov, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Russia?
    If I'm not mistaken, this is Regular Masonic Lodge.
    Then, why he is bein' engaged with politics?
    Can you explain this contradiction?
    Or, I, misunderstand somethin'.
     
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  12. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Harry Truman was a Grand Master and President, but when in lodge he was a Brother who did not discuss politics. There is no contradiction to a Mason being a politician.
     
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  13. cemab4y

    cemab4y Premium Member

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    @Ressam: I attended lodge once in 2006. I visited Phoenix Lodge #17, which meets in a Moscow hotel. I do not know the gentleman you reference.

    @JC: There are many political servants who are Masons, Starting with George Washington, there have been 14 (fourteen) Masonic presidents.
     
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  14. mrm113

    mrm113 Registered User

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    Brother your journey really makes me happy to hear that you have progressed through the degreed in a way of a "journey man". The contributions in knowledge and experience you are able to give to your mother lodge and other appendent bodies will be greatly beneficial to other brethren, knights, and companions

    Fraturnally yours,
    Sir knight Marvin E Williams Jr 32°
     
  15. Ressam

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    Thank you, Mr.Brother JC!
    You are right. I just asked stupid thing. Excuse me!
    P.S. One clarification. If possible.
    When H.Truman or other masons in U.S. were "in politics(incumbent)", did "the public"(society) know that they were in Fraternity?
     
  16. mrm113

    mrm113 Registered User

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    When i go through my everyday life, i always see signs of masonic influence. Whether it be in our court rooms(the display and setup), how our modern and ancient churches are even composed, the way we pledge our flag( sign of fidelity),or even simple phrases that are spread throughout the english language( "he blackballed me" or "im squared up). I would say coincidence, if there was such thing (history has proven this century after century; time after time). How we walk, how we talk, even how we conduct our work lives is sheer proof that when we take our craft serious, it really has a positive effect on us and everyone around us. When we have gone through our degrees, read the works of our ancestors, and played a role in our lodges, there has been a subconscious lesson learned "knowing, but not knowing". Brothers keep up the excellent work and may your families be blessed along the journey.

    Fraternally yours,
    Sir knight Marvin E Williams Jr 32° sublime prince of the royal secret
    William F Burk lodge #230
    Bogota, NJ
     
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  17. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    I am not sure about my life but I have heard quite a number of new brethren say that their life changed after initiation. The changes were not abrupt but over a number of years but they were clear about the trigger for the changes.

    In my view the EA obligation, if properly taken, is a commitment to the GAOTU, and He/She does respond to commitment.
     
  18. mrm113

    mrm113 Registered User

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    My brother,
    Im very happy you have expressed yourself and i hope to hear more, but when you have taken your E.A. degree there was the obligation taken as well....to your lodge, self, and T.G.A.O.T.U..
    The very word obligation is a form of commitment.

    Fraternally yours,
    Sir knight Marvin E Williams Jr 32 ° sublime prince of the royal secret
    William F Burk lodge #230
    Bogota, NJ
     
  19. GKA

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    It has completely changed my life
     
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  20. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    It has re-enforced for me how some good acting and some good scripts can influence men to the point of foregoing what they profess that they truly want in exchange for exposure to chronic feel good dogma, title jockeying and back patting.

    That and introduced me to some truly neat Masonic concepts! :D
     
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