Would u return the sign

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Would you return the sign? Answer honestly.

  1. Yes I would.

    22.2%
  2. No I would not.

    65.3%
  3. I'm not a mason.

    4.2%
  4. We have signs?

    8.3%
  1. masonicdove

    masonicdove Registered User

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    i wouldn't give the sign
     
  2. Bro Darren

    Bro Darren Premium Member

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    I look forward to learning the signs, handshakes and words on my journey, but from my understanding, these things are about ones trustworthiness in sharing the secrets. To openly offer them in public would tend to make me double guess my trust in that mason.


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  3. Lowcarbjc

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    Ok but I am curious, so let's say you really want to, how would you indicate to someone else in the car next to you that you are also a brother?


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  4. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Lol

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  5. PHA KD#50

    PHA KD#50 Registered User

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    Lol too funny


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  6. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

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    I take it the OP meant DG &/or PS (but I got the gist)... and no, I would not return it. The S, DG &/or PS is not meant as a mode of recognition (unless you're talking examination, hah).
     
  7. Browncoat

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    To answer the poll, no, I would not return this man's sign. Not in public. That said...I am preparing for my EA exam, which is only 2 days away, so this is all very fresh in my mind.

    The signs of an Entered Apprentice (as well as all degrees), have an allusion. The token and words are ways for you to identify yourself to other Masons. I mean, that's part of the exam, right? You need to know the signs, token, and words in order to advance. You need to be a MM in order to visit other Lodges (at least in my state), all of which being dependent on identifying yourself to others.

    I don't interpret signs, tokens and words as being for Lodge use only. Part of the ritual is designed to give you the means to examine others.
     
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  8. dfreybur

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    I wave and pass them so they can see my Master Mason license plates and the plastic frame that says "Proud to be a Shriner". Often the brother passes me and waves back. On rare occasions I have changed the wave a bit but that's mostly when driving to and from GL so there are tons of Brothers on the highway.

    When behind a Brother three flashes of the lights works when it's noticed.
     
  9. Bro Darren

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    I would love to know what caused the "MM" in the original post to show the sign of an EA to a complete stranger in the first place. You can't just go throwing out signs to everyone that notices the MM Symbol on your car!
     

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