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Anonymous #1

Thinking of joining the freemasons.
    #12481744 - 04/30/10 02:35 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

How do I get in, and how do I know that I'm joining a lodge with proper connections? I mean I'm in for the self improvement / rule the planet aspects. I don't want to join merely a Rotary Club with a funny handshake. Also, will my agnosticism be a problem?


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Anonymous #2

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #1] * 6
    #12481760 - 04/30/10 02:43 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

You cannot choose to be in the freemasons. If we want you, we will come to you.


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Anonymous #3

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #2]
    #12482188 - 04/30/10 07:03 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

don't quote me (and you can't cause you don't know who I am, bitch :laugh:) but if you're asking this on the shroomery, you're probably not freemason material.  for various reasons.  number one being, you're posting on the shroomery.



pause for awkward laughter


number 2 being, I don't think its really something you just go "sign up" for. I think they pretty much recruit you. which is what anon2 was basically saying.


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Anonymous #4

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #3]
    #12482193 - 04/30/10 07:05 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

stonemason
skilled traveling medieval stonemason: a member of an organization of skilled stonemasons traveling from place to place in medieval Europe


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Anonymous #5

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #4]
    #12482211 - 04/30/10 07:15 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

freemasons are pussys


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Anonymous #3

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #5]
    #12482225 - 04/30/10 07:22 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #5 said:
freemasons are pussys



yeah, cause a good majority of the founding fathers of the USA were pussys.


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Anonymous #6

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #3] * 1
    #12482228 - 04/30/10 07:24 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

actually, the freemason philosophy is "if you want to be one, ask one"

that simple.

just gotta know what to look for


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Anonymous #7

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #6] * 2
    #12482267 - 04/30/10 07:47 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

:lolocaust:


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Anonymous #4

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #6]
    #12482296 - 04/30/10 07:59 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #6 said:
actually, the freemason philosophy is "if you want to be one, ask one"

that simple.

just gotta know what to look for



Yes I remember seeing a documentary about them that they would just need two members to vouch for them and then that person would be in.


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Anonymous #7

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #4]
    #12482299 - 04/30/10 08:00 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

yeah me too


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Anonymous #3

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #7]
    #12482975 - 04/30/10 11:47 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

yeah but its not exactly broadcast who is a freemason and who isn't.


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Anonymous #5

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #3]
    #12483024 - 04/30/10 11:56 AM (10 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #3 said:
Quote:

Anonymous #5 said:
freemasons are pussys



yeah, cause a good majority of the founding fathers of the USA were pussys.




right!


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Anonymous #8

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #1]
    #12483165 - 04/30/10 12:21 PM (10 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #1 said:
How do I get in, and how do I know that I'm joining a lodge with proper connections? I mean I'm in for the self improvement / rule the planet aspects. I don't want to join merely a Rotary Club with a funny handshake. Also, will my agnosticism be a problem?





Don't waste your time, it's merely a Rotary Club with a funny handshake. The "power" you get is just knowing the members who are local politicians and business owners,etc.


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Anonymous #9

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #8]
    #12483841 - 04/30/10 02:13 PM (10 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #4 said:
Quote:

Anonymous #6 said:
actually, the freemason philosophy is "if you want to be one, ask one"

that simple.

just gotta know what to look for



Yes I remember seeing a documentary about them that they would just need two members to vouch for them and then that person would be in.




That varries from lodge to lodge, at least here in Europe, around these parts you need 4 people to vouch for you. But yes, it really is that simple. Just find one, e.g. trough your local lodges homepage or something. They usually have some sort of recruiting program outlined there for those who don't already know any masons.


Quote:

Anonymous #8 said:
Quote:

Anonymous #1 said:
How do I get in, and how do I know that I'm joining a lodge with proper connections? I mean I'm in for the self improvement / rule the planet aspects. I don't want to join merely a Rotary Club with a funny handshake. Also, will my agnosticism be a problem?





Don't waste your time, it's merely a Rotary Club with a funny handshake. The "power" you get is just knowing the members who are local politicians and business owners,etc.




If you run your own business, those local connections can be extremely valuable, even if you end up in one of the lodges that have rules against using those connections for business purposes. Regardless, they will help you out if you're having problems (lost your job for instance).

As for the OP, in my opinion, joining the freemasons is a much better choice than a rotary club, especially if you're looking for self-development/development on a more personal level.

And posting on shroomery definitely doesn't disqualify anyone from joining a lodge.


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Anonymous #10

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #8]
    #12483843 - 04/30/10 02:14 PM (10 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #1 said:
How do I get in, and how do I know that I'm joining a lodge with proper connections? I mean I'm in for the self improvement / rule the planet aspects. I don't want to join merely a Rotary Club with a funny handshake. Also, will my agnosticism be a problem?





Don't waste your time, it's merely a Rotary Club with a funny handshake. The "power" you get is just knowing the members who are local politicians and business owners,etc.




that could come in pretty handy. i mean, were you expecting super powers? :lol:

no but seriously, you're right. my grandpa was a freemason. i didn't find out about it until a few years ago when he showed me his old ring. he said he joined up while he was in the air force, but quit because it was a waste of time. he said that the organization had become kind of a joke.


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Anonymous #3

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #9]
    #12483887 - 04/30/10 02:21 PM (10 years, 30 days ago)

dude if your grandpa is a freemason (is there such thing as "was" as far as freemasons go? aren't you a freemason for life?) then I'm sure that'll simplify things somewhere.

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Anonymous #9 said:

And posting on shroomery definitely doesn't disqualify anyone from joining a lodge.



I didn't mean for it to sound that way, I was making a generalization on the lifestyles of the majority of people that post on here.  I don't know much about freemasons but isn't there some expectations of high, mainstream morals and actions? Like wouldn't most shroomerite's lifestyles contradict the freemason "beliefs"


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Anonymous #9

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #3]
    #12484052 - 04/30/10 02:47 PM (10 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #3 said:
I didn't mean for it to sound that way, I was making a generalization on the lifestyles of the majority of people that post on here.  I don't know much about freemasons but isn't there some expectations of high, mainstream morals and actions? Like wouldn't most shroomerite's lifestyles contradict the freemason "beliefs"




Heh, I contemplated adding a ";)" after that sentence, as I did understand what you meant. :wink:

There are certain moral aspects of the freemason deal, yes, but they are mostly related to helping out in the local community and such (macro scale, if you will). Within the lodge, no one will look down on anyone else or question the decisions of others. You'll always have the support of your "brothers" even if you fuck up in a biblical proportions sort of way.

This is the case for northern-European lodges, at least.


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Anonymous #11

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #1]
    #12484080 - 04/30/10 02:54 PM (10 years, 30 days ago)

One of my childhood friends lived in the masonic temple.  His parents got free rent there for looking after the place.

He grew up with them and lived with them for 18 years.  He said that the only thing that they do is sit around and drink and play cards.

I am inclined to believe him on that point.


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Anonymous #12

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #11]
    #12484204 - 04/30/10 03:23 PM (10 years, 30 days ago)

do they play magic:the gathering?
:nerd:


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Anonymous #10

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #12]
    #12484264 - 04/30/10 03:36 PM (10 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #12 said:
do they play magic:the gathering?
:nerd:




lol


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Anonymous #6

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #3]
    #12540302 - 05/10/10 10:01 PM (10 years, 19 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #3 said:
yeah but its not exactly broadcast who is a freemason and who isn't.




actually they do broadcast it, rings, belt buckles and car decals:

just look for this:


most common on gravestones:


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Anonymous #13

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #1] * 4
    #12544414 - 05/11/10 05:27 PM (10 years, 18 days ago)

My high school principal was a Freemason. I recognized his ring one day in his office, and I've also seen him do secret handshakes with other school officials.

I think they put him there to keep an eye on me, because I was learning secrets of the universe using Dusters before class.


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Anonymous #14

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #13] * 1
    #12544462 - 05/11/10 05:34 PM (10 years, 18 days ago)

my grandfather is a freemason.


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Anonymous #6

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #14]
    #12547160 - 05/12/10 05:59 AM (10 years, 18 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #14 said:
my grandfather is a freemason.





if your grandparents were then you are.


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Anonymous #15

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #6]
    #12547416 - 05/12/10 08:04 AM (10 years, 18 days ago)

so i am a freemason too. does that mean i could go play cards and drink, and volunteer with the community? really, I don't understand the mystique behind this organization.

would it help me get out of jail if i ever got caught with mushrooms or lsd?


Edited by Anonymous (05/12/10 08:05 AM)


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Anonymous #10

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #6]
    #12547492 - 05/12/10 08:30 AM (10 years, 18 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #6 said:
Quote:

Anonymous #14 said:
my grandfather is a freemason.





if your grandparents were then you are.



no


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Anonymous #16

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #10] * 1
    #12547912 - 05/12/10 10:20 AM (10 years, 18 days ago)

don't you get access to their secret library aswell? You get to read all the secret content inside the books. Century's of knowledge.


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Anonymous #17

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #1]
    #12547973 - 05/12/10 10:38 AM (10 years, 18 days ago)

i had an interest in this long ago.. all i did was call my local lodge.  they sent out two guys who talked with me for a bit and said they'd vouch for me.. left an application and told me to call them when i was ready to join.

i got a weird vibe off of one of the guys so i never returned the app.


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Anonymous #15

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #17]
    #12551368 - 05/12/10 07:53 PM (10 years, 17 days ago)

what kind of weird vibe? like child molester? asshole? psychopath? were they chill like the dalai lama, friendly like jehova's witnesses, or intense like an evangelical christians?


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Anonymous #18

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #15]
    #12551992 - 05/12/10 09:27 PM (10 years, 17 days ago)

Sorry this is all i can think of with what you guys are talking about



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Anonymous #1

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #18]
    #12552386 - 05/12/10 10:34 PM (10 years, 17 days ago)

LOL a couple of years ago I saw this Pakistani "documentary" that saw this Simpsons episode as an example of a Jewish plot to brainwash kids into becoming Freemasons. :facepalm:


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Anonymous #19

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #1]
    #12554381 - 05/13/10 09:59 AM (10 years, 17 days ago)

an excellent idea


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Anonymous #15

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #19]
    #12555116 - 05/13/10 12:24 PM (10 years, 17 days ago)

really? it pretty much just seems like a boy scouts organization for adults. i feel i would rather go with a unitarian church or something if i were looking for community (which i sort of am).


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Anonymous #20

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #13]
    #26408872 - 12/31/19 07:18 AM (4 months, 24 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #13 said:
My high school principal was a Freemason. I recognized his ring one day in his office, and I've also seen him do secret handshakes with other school officials.

I think they put him there to keep an eye on me, because I was learning secrets of the universe using Dusters before class.



+ 1


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Anonymous #21

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #20]
    #26409000 - 12/31/19 09:12 AM (4 months, 24 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #13 said:
My high school principal was a Freemason. I recognized his ring one day in his office, and I've also seen him do secret handshakes with other school officials.

I think they put him there to keep an eye on me, because I was learning secrets of the universe using Dusters before class.



Wow almost ten years ago this was posted. Makes you wonder if this kid is dead? Or if he grew up.


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Anonymous #22

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #1]
    #26418604 - 01/05/20 11:59 PM (4 months, 18 days ago)

You can join a Freemason lodge. Just walk in and ask :shrug:

Usually large cities have at least one Freemason lodge.

Theres also an official Illuminati website, a close brother of the Freemasons: https://www.illuminatiofficial.org/


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Anonymous #23

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #22] * 1
    #26419183 - 01/06/20 11:50 AM (4 months, 18 days ago)

So many years ago was this posted. He's prolly a top notch leader in his own mind with all that duster lol


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Anonymous #22

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #23]
    #26419189 - 01/06/20 11:51 AM (4 months, 18 days ago)

Whoops! Forgot to check that time stamp (again).

Hes probably a 47 degree Freemason by now!


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Anonymous #24

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #1] * 1
    #26423710 - 01/08/20 10:12 PM (4 months, 15 days ago)

My great great grandfather was a free mason who came here from scotland I have old photos of these ridiculous cathedrals he help build


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Anonymous #25

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #2] * 1
    #26433656 - 01/14/20 05:48 PM (4 months, 9 days ago)

Quote:

Anonymous #2 said:
You cannot choose to be in the freemasons. If we want you, we will come to you.




Want to know how I know that you don't know?

"To be one, ask one."


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Anonymous #26

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #25]
    #26435200 - 01/15/20 03:49 PM (4 months, 8 days ago)

I thought about it, but my wife won't let me


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Anonymous #27

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #26]
    #26539195 - 03/16/20 06:46 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

I am a freemason.  A past master, and a 32nd degree scottish rite Mason.
Next year I will also be an officer in grand lodge.  I am well liked and respected by my bretheren,  they have supported me and sustained me in my hardest times.  And I am grateful for my associations. 
It's not for everyone,  but it is for me.


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Anonymous #26

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #27]
    #26539252 - 03/16/20 07:17 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

:cheers:

Quote:

Anonymous #27 said:
I am a freemason.  A past master, and a 32nd degree scottish rite Mason.
Next year I will also be an officer in grand lodge.  I am well liked and respected by my bretheren,  they have supported me and sustained me in my hardest times.  And I am grateful for my associations. 
It's not for everyone,  but it is for me.




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Anonymous #28

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #26]
    #26555893 - 03/24/20 08:26 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

they pick you! not the other way around


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Anonymous #27

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #28]
    #26557761 - 03/25/20 07:59 PM (2 months, 19 hours ago)

Absolutely untrue.


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Anonymous #29

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #27] * 1
    #26559270 - 03/26/20 02:19 PM (2 months, 1 hour ago)


The best free masons of all time.


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Anonymous #30

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #29]
    #26623552 - 04/23/20 10:08 PM (1 month, 2 days ago)

They really hate being turned down. Maybe throw in some mason jokes. Fuck around about obelisks.


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Anonymous #22

Re: Thinking of joining the freemasons. [Re: Anonymous #29]
    #26623656 - 04/23/20 11:38 PM (1 month, 2 days ago)

Whoa! The Flintstones and Freemasonary? Very interesting find :strokebeard:


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