Working tool question

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by david918, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. david918

    david918 Premium Member

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    A question on the working tools.The explanation on all of them say that we as Free and Accepted masons are to make us of them for so and so but here in Texas we are not Free and Accepted Mason we are Ancient Free and Accepted Masons what gives:)
     
  2. Sirius

    Sirius Registered User

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    I would think it has more to do with split and reconciliation of the Moderns and the Ancients. So the title 'Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Texas' is a display of Masonic genealogy or pedigree. You'll notice the only time a reference is made to 'Ancient Freemasonry' is in the EA oblg.
     
  3. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    That is a bit confusing, I am not sure what the meaning or symbolgy is behind accepted? I do know that is not referring to us as F.&A.M. Masons it's meaning surley is more symbolic and meaningful than that. Something fun to look into.
     
  4. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    It means that our working tools are older. ;)
     

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