When visiting a new lodge....

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by nixxon2000, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    I don't think we are in disagreeance. I'm stating help a brother if he says he's in distress. Some are saying they have to be in imminent danger before they can use the sign.
     
  2. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    In 100% agreeance.
     
  3. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    In my jurisdiction, either distress or danger qualifies.
     
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  4. MarkR

    MarkR Premium Member

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    I'm not going to quote Minnesota ritual on this, but suffice it to say that it requires a pretty dire situation. A broken down car doesn't qualify.
     
  5. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    What about a broken down car innthe middle of nowhere and ur cell is dead, and no vehicles have come by for hours/ or havent stopped due to the remoteness?
     
  6. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Being in distress or imminent danger is rather subjective and personal. Sitting in the comfort of your home it's easy to say "that doesn't qualify," but when you are actually in the situation you might feel differently.
    As with so many other things in our Craft the variations between jurisdictions leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
     
  7. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    That's what I was getting at brother
     
  8. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    The one example where I know the brother who used the words that go with the sign, his car was broken down on a railroad track crossing. He called some local brothers and got the car pushed off before the next train came by. He was in real distress but not in immanent danger as he was not pinned inside the car. Once off the tracks, it was his task to call for a tow but at that point he it was no longer urgent.

    I'm not sure I'd use the words in that situation. I'd probably dial to order a tow truck and then call the local police to inform them and ask them if I need to do anything else.
     
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  9. Warrior1256

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    As far as I'm concerned whenever that you need help.
    Same here.
    Agreed!
     
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  10. Bloke

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    I'm not keen talking signs but a lot of this would vary on the words in your ritual: here it's quite wide but intent is clear, seek help when in serious trouble, which might be a broken down car, but the general culture around actual "secrets" would tell you much about the man using it, or his jurisdiction, if he used what we're talking about because he was slightly inconvenienced.
     
  11. Jason Bryce

    Jason Bryce Registered User

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    I travelled to the Bahamas a few years ago. I checked with my GL first to make sure the lodge was recognized. My GL sent a letter to me to bring.

    One of the greatest experiences ever!
     

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