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I've been asked to join the Freemasons

I've been asked to join the Freemasons

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Mr Sea

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3,799 posts

127 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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I feel honoured but I'm not sure if it's for me, or what I'd get from it. Can anyone offer any advice, are you a Freemason?

Edit for name change 9/01/11:
Now known as Bebee and I still have not made up my mind but the door is still open, apparently!

Edited by Bebee on Sunday 9th January 13:12

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

119 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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Choose your lodge very carefully, I was originally in a lodge made up of a couple of friends my age group with the rest being 20+ years older, moved within a year as it was tediously boring.

Gave it up in the end as there were far far better ways to spend an evening

AB

14,365 posts

97 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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If you can do better than that stupid Faith Evans remix then I'm all for it. Best of luck.

Ricky_M

5,806 posts

121 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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AB said:
If you can do better than that stupid Faith Evans remix then I'm all for it. Best of luck.
rofl

Cmurder

1,725 posts

82 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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your gonna get bummed
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sleep envy

62,207 posts

151 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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Cmurder said:
your gonna get bummed
that's at initiation

being passed and raised is even worse

Gravy

1,988 posts

136 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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Ricky_M said:
AB said:
If you can do better than that stupid Faith Evans remix then I'm all for it. Best of luck.
rofl
Here, have another rofl

Mr Sea

Original Poster:

3,799 posts

127 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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Cmurder said:
your gonna get bummed
That's sound advice, are talking from experience?

dirty boy

13,886 posts

111 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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  • how old are you?
  • do you have a family?
  • can you recite an entire book from memory (slightly aided)?
  • do you like goats?

sleep envy

62,207 posts

151 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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Mr Sea said:
or what I'd get from it
whatever you do don't ask that question when you get interviewed

you get out what you put in with masonry - you get to meet a load of people you wouldn't normally associate with, it's a evening a week out of the house (once you start to get to more senior positions in your lodge), it keeps your mind on the go having to learn the ritual and rubrik and you raise money for charity

granted it's not for everyone but you can join more than one lodge if your mother lodge (the one you initially join) isn't to your taste

Marf

22,907 posts

143 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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  • Do you believe in a higher power?

sleep envy

62,207 posts

151 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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  • can you turn out your right foot so as to form a square?

dirty boy

13,886 posts

111 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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sleep envy said:
Mr Sea said:
or what I'd get from it
whatever you do don't ask that question when you get interviewed

you get out what you put in with masonry - you get to meet a load of people you wouldn't normally associate with, it's a evening a week out of the house (once you start to get to more senior positions in your lodge), it keeps your mind on the go having to learn the ritual and rubrik and you raise money for charity

granted it's not for everyone but you can join more than one lodge if your mother lodge (the one you initially join) isn't to your taste
That's a pretty good summary.

I would however think very carefully about it, as some lodges can be very old fashioned, whereas others can be a good laugh with people your own age. At the end of the day it's just a get together and raising a bit of money for charity though.

Interesting when you're waaaaaaaay up the ladder.

dirty boy

13,886 posts

111 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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Marf said:
*Do you believe in a higher power?
I'm married, so I would answer yes to that one.

sleep envy

62,207 posts

151 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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dirty boy said:
Interesting when you're waaaaaaaay up the ladder.
how far up are you?

Marf

22,907 posts

143 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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dirty boy said:
Marf said:
*Do you believe in a higher power?
I'm married, so I would answer yes to that one.
hehe


Fort Jefferson

7,809 posts

124 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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If someone has asked you, then they've brocken the code.

You have to ask them.

die fahrt

982 posts

97 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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I think anyone would be nuts to join something like that. So if that's your thang, at least you'd be meeting like-minded individuals silly

ianash

2,413 posts

85 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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Whilst everybody say's don't join it for what you get out of it, in my experience many do. You will get a great opportunity to network and you may get a leg up in your business/career. People like doing business with people they know and trust. It's a great upstanding organisation dedicated to charity - nuff said?

Mr Sea

Original Poster:

3,799 posts

127 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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sleep envy said:
Mr Sea said:
or what I'd get from it
whatever you do don't ask that question when you get interviewed

you get out what you put in with masonry - you get to meet a load of people you wouldn't normally associate with, it's a evening a week out of the house (once you start to get to more senior positions in your lodge), it keeps your mind on the go having to learn the ritual and rubrik and you raise money for charity

granted it's not for everyone but you can join more than one lodge if your mother lodge (the one you initially join) isn't to your taste
Cheers for that, I guess what I mean is, what satisfaction would I get out of being a Mason, is it a status thing (not into that) or a religion (not into that either) I don't believe in a higher power and as for goats, I've been a veggie since 1995, I'm 43, never smoked, don't drink, and never killed anyone, or a goat. LOL.