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Stuff You Should Know: The Illuminati
Posted 11/16/2010 at 10:35 am by Kristi
If all you know about the Illuminati was taught to you by one Professor Dan Brown, then you are in for a...
Perry did sign the bill exempting Masonic lodges from property taxes. For that, he gets my vote, again.
I do like how well Texas as a whole has been during his tenure, but there have been more than a few instances of questionable decision making.
Picking up about where I left off on my last thread here:
Someone should have stopped me at the West Gate
The day I was initiated into the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Texas was a Saturday in late September of 2004. I had driven passed the lodges I was legally...
My Question: When did "The Lodge" become "The Building" and why does it seem that several lodges are willing to sacrifice the first in an effort to save the latter?
A lodge, like a church, is supposed to describe the people there assembled, not for the building itself. Yet...
We have to focus on the quality of the product we sell over the quantity of customers we service. Customers will naturally come to those offering good products.
Our products are Masonic Philosophy, Fellowship, and Fraternity.
In Texas, the White Balls Elect and the Black Balls Reject. The vote on a petition is purely the vote of the brethren there assembled. The WM only has 1 vote, as does every member.
3 Black Balls reject a candidate from petitioning any other lodge for a year.
Thanks for the feedback and further discussion. I'd like to weigh in, a bit, on some of your comments:
I would still argue, yes, someone should have stopped me (then), regardless of how good a candidate I would have been for the Shrine, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Grotto, etc...
I've often contemplated writing a synopsis of my Masonic Journey, and just as often, I have deleted it and moved on. Here, I will try to articulate how and why I feel my petition should never have been read.
Over the course of my first 24 years on this pebble of a planet I had...
The universality of God depends on the groups one wishes to encompass when using the term universal. Limit one's scope to the God of Abraham, you find a universal deity. Expand that scope to include the several pagan, naturalistic, asian, and new-age religions, and the universality becomes...
A couple of points, if I may:
1) Discussion of Religion on a Masonic Forum - Nothing says that we, as Masons, shouldn't discuss, argue, defend, debate, etc. our respective faiths and viewpoints amongst brethren, only that during lodge we refrain from such. Friendly and Brotherly discussion...
IMO: I will treat a Brother Mason as I have voluntarily obligated myself to treat a Brother Mason, inside and outside of lodge. That said, I never obligated myself in Masonry to befriend every Brother that passes through the West Gate. I may go upon his errand at midnight, but I will not...