Military.com gets Freemasons Section - How About one Here?

Biped

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The initiatory experience is one of the secrets. It is secret because of the personal effect is has on our spiritual psyche.
As we increase in Masonic knowledge, as the light gets brighter and shines forth to light our Masonic journey, the secrets of Freemasonry manifest themselves or are revealed by our actions.
A freemasonry forum so that we can be indulged with this sort of drivel, woohoo! Is this just a yank Mason going overboard or are they all like this?
 
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I'm not certain that all US masons are proper Freemasons as Grand Lodge would know them.

military.com is full of utter drivel, and this appears to be more of the same. I shall avoid it, and can see no reason for one here on ARRSE, though Biped's idea has merit.
 
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Dilfor said:
How about not?
I have a small brick-house 30 miles from Moscow and I built it myself - I laid about 25000 bricks. So, in this sense I'm a masson.

Btw, Andy, are you a masson? (in any sense).
 
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Yes, what have the masons ever done for us?! Unless of course you are Jack the Ripper, in which case, 'nuff said, mind how you go Your Highness...

Why would you want a "military freemasons forum"? Next you'll be wanting gay under-water hang-gliding fora, for one legged Cameroonians. The whole purpose of the Arrse is about a community for the military (army predominating) with obviously flavours of that reflected in terms of infantry, gunner et cetera. Not, Liverpool FC supporting, or Nigella Lawson fans (myself and ugly stand fast of course!).

Right I'm labouring the point and starting to sound like my first BK who was terminally dull and by coincidence a freemason...so Cuddles out!
 
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And what about sections for the RAOB, Rotarians etc. while we are at it....?

They have their own "secret handshake/knotted hanky/rolled up trouser leg" sites. No offence, but this is a quasi-military site - let it stay as such. Anyway, let the majority decide.

KGB - "masson"?!
 
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WTF would we want a freemasons forum on arrse for - pretend elitist walts again?
 
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ViroBono said:
I'm not certain that all US masons are proper Freemasons as Grand Lodge would know them.

military.com is full of utter drivel, and this appears to be more of the same. I shall avoid it, and can see no reason for one here on ARRSE, though Biped's idea has merit.
Ding, ding, ding! Give the man a kewpie doll. Several chapters of masons here in the States are well outside of being official ones and their members are treated like plague victims by the reputable ones.
 
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Kipling, whose works are often quoted here was a Mason of some distinction.

And what is elitist in being a member of an organisation with charity as a main function Ord_Sgt?
 
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Cuddles said:
Yes, what have the masons ever done for us?! Unless of course you are Jack the Ripper, in which case, 'nuff said, mind how you go Your Highness...

Why would you want a "military freemasons forum"? Next you'll be wanting gay under-water hang-gliding fora, for one legged Cameroonians. The whole purpose of the Arrse is about a community for the military (army predominating) with obviously flavours of that reflected in terms of infantry, gunner et cetera. Not, Liverpool FC supporting, or Nigella Lawson fans (myself and ugly stand fast of course!).

Right I'm labouring the point and starting to sound like my first BK who was terminally dull and by coincidence a freemason...so Cuddles out!
A Nigella forum? Now there's an idea:



Mmmmm... Nigella *drools*

 
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Khyros said:
ViroBono said:
I'm not certain that all US masons are proper Freemasons as Grand Lodge would know them.

military.com is full of utter drivel, and this appears to be more of the same. I shall avoid it, and can see no reason for one here on ARRSE, though Biped's idea has merit.
Ding, ding, ding! Give the man a kewpie doll. Several chapters of masons here in the States are well outside of being official ones and their members are treated like plague victims by the reputable ones.
Forgetting non-reputable Lodges Khyros I think our Grand Lodge has reservations on the Workings of American Lodges. Given that the American Craft would have developed from that practised here I find that strange.
 
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muk, I think one of the issues UGLE has with certain US Grand Lodges is to do with Prince Hall Masonry and the non-merger of Lodges which unfortunately persists in some southern States? Other than that I've not heard anything about problems visiting US lodges.
 
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AndyPipkin said:
muk, I think one of the issues UGLE has with certain US Grand Lodges is to do with Prince Hall Masonry and the non-merger of Lodges which unfortunately persists in some southern States? Other than that I've not heard anything about problems visiting US lodges.
Andy, There were some guidance notes circulated from GQS some years back that advised caution when visiting American Lodges [that's how I heard it being read] but I cannot remember the content so you may well be correct in what you write.
 

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