Women Freemasons

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    How is it possible that other Masonic bodies support women in Freemasonry or choose to co-exist? Are they not bound to the same obligation we took?
     
  2. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Staff Member

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    No.

    Co-Masonry is most certainly a clandestined group, I would say even more so than those Brothers who are of PHA affiliation. Our PHA Brethren also view Co-Masonry as clandestined. It is a completely "modified" version of freemasonry than the Regular version (A.F. & A.M. or F. & A.M.). We do have a version of co-masonry within the body of O.E.S.

    Also note that Co-Masonry discussion can become quite "heated" on message board sites. Though I do not expect it to ever become that way here, its good to be prepared.
     
  3. cmoreno85tx

    cmoreno85tx Registered User

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    I dont see how they can call themselves Masons if they don't take the same Obligation we do. Thats like a cricket player calling himself a baseball player.
     
  4. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree with you and believe that is the whole point of the "discussions" held at other Masonicly based sites. "They" believe that Co-Masonry is just as legit as the Ancient form... without dispute.
     
  5. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    No they do not have the same obligation's.
     
  6. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    call yourself what you will, just do right by the Lord and I could care less. This world has enough to worry about.
     
  7. jwardl

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    I see Co-Masonry as clandestine as well -- but they are "masonic" in most ways, and though I can't and won't think of a co-mason as a brother -- I do believe the members are better people in themselves for practicing any of our precepts.
     
  8. Joey

    Joey Co-Founder Staff Member

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    I agree with you to a point. I have several friends that are Prince Hall Masons. Even though we can't discuss Lodge business or the esoteric work with each other.... They are STILL and always be Masons.
     
  9. JEbeling

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    hehehe.. ! you have never been to an Eastern Star meeting..? Co-exist..?
     
  10. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    Prince Hall is Recognized there for they are not clandestine. Any group can call itself whatever it wants. Co-Masonry might as well call itself the Royal Order of the Water Buffalo.
     
  11. caeservi

    caeservi Registered User

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    yabba dabba doo
     

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