What Kind of Mason are you?

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What Kind of Mason Are You?

  1. Ritual

    13 vote(s)
    28.9%
  2. Practical

    9 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Heart

    9 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Business

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Belly

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  6. Regular

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  7. Other

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
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  1. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    Ritual
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    Other (See Kinds of Masons Post)
     
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  2. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    The ritual and study of the why makes me happy as a little girl everything else Masonry has is a bonus.
     
  3. Bro Mike

    Bro Mike Registered User

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    I am still trying to figure that question out for myself.
     
  4. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    I lean toward regular but I have a deep desire for the esoteric and the "inner layers of the onion of Masonry" as I like to say as I peel the layers back...
     
  5. come on! only pick one!!!
     
  6. Jon D. Smith

    Jon D. Smith Registered User

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    Regular will probably fit me best now, as I grow.

    I didn’t vote for Regular though, I voted Other
    I didn’t see a description for Other in the post on Kinds of Masons†but, I would like to think that I might become that Other type of Mason. To me, Other would be a blend of the desirable traits of the some of different types. I can’t at the moment find any desirable aspects to the Business or Belly types.
    But, if one reads through the other types you can pick aspects that blended would be very desirable if put in place in the proper time, proper situation and, proper context. It should flow without having to “turn on†this type or that type.

    Only time will tell if that type that I am to become.
     
  7. eagle1966

    eagle1966 Guest

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    I am a regular mason the description pretty much fits me to a tee
    would like to be the esoteric but as the years pass so does the memory
     
  8. Gerald.Harris

    Gerald.Harris Premium Member Premium Member

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    I am a ritualist , but My choice is that I am a Mason at heart ! I have a hard time beleiving that any of us would be very good masons without having it in our heart first and foremost.
     
  9. 4thgenPM

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    With all due respect, Bro. Secretary, I would say that your answer to this questions would change depending on which of our many shared organizations you and I happened to be in at the time...

    Christian D. Moore, PM
     
  10. Ruffian1

    Ruffian1 Guest

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    It's a bit difficult to decipher the choices but given that I see Masonry as an ethical and education system the answer is "practical". Unfortunately most Brothers crank through ritual but don't know what it means. The whole point of Masonry is lost. The importance of Masonry is the lessons learned, not the food, ritual, brotherhood, networking, etc. That all comes as a result of learning together.
     
  11. bytheplum

    bytheplum Guest

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    I would like to think I am a "good" Mason, but we won't know that until I go to my reward and see what others have to say about my life. I know that I cannot fill my father's shoes in that regard.

    I would call myself a Mason "searching for more light" because the WHY of our ritual has been, in many cases, overlooked and buried. We need to teach the why but most of us (ritualists included) know so little about why that we do ritual "monkey-see-monkey-do."

    I would call myself a Ritualist, but I am not really good enough to claim that title.
     
  12. scottmh59

    scottmh59 Registered User

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    ive seen alot of "belly" masons.and with every beer,im working on being one too.:)
    i see myself as practical
     
  13. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    is there a link to the "kinds of masons" post somewhere?
     
  14. HKTidwell

    HKTidwell Premium Member

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  15. RedTemplar

    RedTemplar Johnny Joe Combs Premium Member

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  16. BrianM

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    I am a Mason in my heart , but I am also a ritualist . I put on both the EA and FC degrees in my lodge , all sections , from start to finish . My favorite lecture to give is the Winding Staircase lecture (Middle Chamber) , more so for candidates who really seem to be paying attention and soaking it in .

    But in my heart I love being a Freemason , I love everything about it . I love being in Lodge , weather it be my own or out visiting ,and look forward to it all month . I don't care if the meeting is so-called "boring" or if we have a long meeting with education and speakers , I love setting in the East to put on degrees , giving lectures or just setting on the sidelines , I just love putting on that apron and jewel of my office . And after all my years as a Mason I still can not understand how brothers can go years without coming to lodge or choosing the Shrine or any other appendant/concordant body over the Blue Lodge . But that is just me .
     
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  17. Gerald.Harris

    Gerald.Harris Premium Member Premium Member

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    Well said my brother, DITTO !
     
  18. RedTemplar

    RedTemplar Johnny Joe Combs Premium Member

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    Great post, Brian. You could do with a little more enthusiasm, though. :D Hazard Lodge 676 meets on the second Monday and fourth Saturday of each month at 7:00pm. This coming Monday, September 14, we will confer the EA degree. You are most welcome to be with us for fellowship and a bowl of soup beans and corn bread. We are located on Main Street, Hazard, Ky. across from the Perry County Courthouse. If you want more info, PM me and I will give you my cell number (no, I'm not in jail). I look forward hearing from you sometime. BTW, this invitation extends to ALL the brethren on this forum.
     
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  19. MitchN

    MitchN Registered User

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    My vote is for Other..
    at times I fit aspects of most of them.. I try to be a good Ritualist, backed with consideration of what the words mean and how to deliver them with meaning, I like to eat and am working on getting rid of the Belly that proves it. I believe that Heart has a lot to do with being a Mason, but so does the Mind and Practical and Business are required to make the desires of the Heart come to fruition, and I try to be Regular in my attendence to Lodge to enjoy the Fellowship and Regular in attending to the duties and Obligations.


    Mitch
     
  20. HKTidwell

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    I hope ya'll eat after the meeting or have short meetings because that sounds like a bad recipe for a confined space!:D:D:D
     
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