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What should i know before considering to become a freemason?

Discussion in 'Freemasonry DIR' started by jasonwill2, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. jasonwill2

    jasonwill2 Well-Known Member

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    I have a ton amount of Masons in my family, and have thought about joining them, but is there anything I should know before I actually really consider joining a fraternity?
     
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  2. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    It's mandatory to hold a belief in a monotheistic God in order to be a mason, AFAIK. Although it may get a bit vague.
     
  3. Father Heathen

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    You won't likely be among company that's accepting or understanding of you. While there certainly are exceptions, from my understanding members are typically elderly christian conservatives (and consider your neck of the woods).
     
  4. jasonwill2

    jasonwill2 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard different, as it just has to be a higher power. Not monotheism. Are you sure? I believe in one creator, but that is a kind of pantheistic creator...
     
  5. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    That's what I mean by getting vague. While officially they may talk about the monotheistic God, potential new members may simply hold a belief in a general universal higher power. Although I was encouraged by a Mason in Somerset to become one after we had a talk about religion, I can't really speak from experience about how strict they are about this. The guy was pretty liberal in his personality and in the discussion, I can't tell if he would place a criteria for me to believe in the one God in order to join.
    Eitherway, while I enjoyed visiting several historical Masonic sites and lodges in England and Scotland I dont have first hand experience about the process of becoming a mason.
     
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  6. jasonwill2

    jasonwill2 Well-Known Member

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    I could ask one of my Masonic relatives how that goes, I guess... but that might take a little while because none are in my immediate family and I'll have to get the contacts to the ones in my extended family.
     
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    Frater Sisyphus Contradiction, irrationality and disorder

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    I'm not a deist, so they wouldn't accept me :joycat:
     
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    Frog Cult of Kek.

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    YOu have to understand the teaching foremost or else you will not progress to higher levels.
     
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