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Ask A Mason Copyright (c) 2018 ExpressionEngine tag:masonforum.com,2018:02:22 Unknown Ring - Please help tag:masonforum.com,2018:/viewthread/.12033 2018-02-21T14:20:05Z cswilder Hello, new to the forum.  My grandfather was a long time Shriner, and my father gave me his ring.  I do not see any Mason symbols on it, but most of the symbols are religious in nature.  Does anyone have any clue if this ring is somehow related to the Masons??

Thanks for the help…

BTW - the third photo is a touch blurred, but it is the crossed swords (pointed downward) and shield.

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Failing the test….? tag:masonforum.com,2010:/viewthread/.888 2010-03-10T10:52:42Z Eric Gagne Hello Everyone,
I have a question.  I was just wondering if someone is about to take there EA, FC, or MM degree and fails to remember a certain part during the actual ritual do they “fail” that degree and not welcomed to continue the degree?  I have never seen this question posted on here before.  Thank you.

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Morals and Dogma PEN PAL? tag:masonforum.com,2018:/viewthread/.12026 2018-01-25T03:56:16Z Blue2me4you To Whomever May Be Interested:

A non-Mason here.

I received a copy of MORALS AND DOGMA OF THE ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE.

I did not know if it was appropriate or not, but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in being my pen pal as I read this text?

We can read the text together, perhaps assigning a certain number of pages a week?

I did not want to clutter the forum with random Morals and Dogma questions, nor do I want to wait until I read the whole book before asking a question.

You can reply here, or follow up using my contact info in my bio.

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Selling My Great-Grandfather’s Masonic Pocket Watch tag:masonforum.com,2018:/viewthread/.12016 2018-01-08T19:47:42Z watchguy Hi! 

My name is Owen and I myself am not a Freemason but my Great-Grandfather was.  He was a 32 degree and was part of a lodge in Lake County, Ohio, where he was once the sheriff.  I don’t have a ton of information on his interactions with the lodge other than that.  He attained a Dudley Masonic pocket watch, one from the 1st series.  They are extremely rare.  It was placed in a safety deposit box a few years before he died.  It’s been in there (or another safety deposit box) for the last 60+ years.  My father asked me to help him sell it. 

The reason I came to your forum was to make sure it had a chance to stay in the Freemason community.  It is highly sought after both by Freemason’s and pocket watch collectors.  I always like to follow the rules, and I didn’t see anything about not being able to post something like this, so if for some reason it is against the policy of this forum I will remove it.  If no one here has interest in it, that’s okay too.  There’s plenty of interest in the ebay auction now.  I just wanted to make sure you knew it existed and give you a chance to purchase a rare watch.  In addition to being a first edition, this watch also has it’s original documentation and box.  This is quite uncommon.  I have also been in touch with a pocketwatch group.  They believe that the only reason it isn’t working at the moment is because the oil used back then wasn’t as good and it is probably gummed up.  I’m going to do a few tests and add that on to the auction site soon. 

If you have questions or if you just want to talk respond to this and I’ll get back to you. 

Click here to check out the auction

Blessings to you all! 

Owen

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Anti-Masonry in England 2017 tag:masonforum.com,2018:/viewthread/.12014 2018-01-05T19:59:57Z Benaz I am disheartened to see an two articles printed by the British press just before the turning of the new year. The two articles in question go on to say that Police reform is being thwarted by Freemasons who are preventing women and people of black or ethnic communities from progressing. This is a completely ludicrous claim and i am glad that United Grand lodge of England has responded to these claims. It is most disheartening because of the attempts that the UGLE have made to be more open to the public and to show that we are not a sinister organisation. With forums like this and other internet sources showing the charitable work that we do it is disappointing to see the prejudice that we still face. I will include all the relevant articles below.

The Articles
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5244419/attempts-to-reform-the-police-are-being-thwarted-by-the-freemasons-claims-top-cop/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/02/secret-handshake-police-freemasons

UGLE Response: http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/ugle-sgc/ugle/letter-to-the-editor-national-newspapers

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Looking for a book tag:masonforum.com,2017:/viewthread/.12004 2017-12-21T17:51:18Z kenan Hello all
It’s been long i haven’t posted here anything, so i wish a good day for everyone. 

Anyway,  my question is simple,  does anyone know a good website for downloading Freemasons for dummies Book? 

I recently recovered my laptop and i have had lost the book.
So,  anyone knows a website for downloading the book for Free?  :)
Thx

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Responding to a toast and given addresses. tag:masonforum.com,2017:/viewthread/.12002 2017-12-20T16:47:03Z ph Brethren, i am an English Mason and a district officer. Mostly when I’m on a delegation to other lodges, it’s a requisite to speak to the WM or give an address to the wardens or even given a toast or responding to one. My challenge is that I finds it difficult with my MASONIC addresses. It has been an hindrance to my MASONIC career and it’s not making me visit other lodges because of the speeches. Though I’m a chartered accountant and working with Pwc or Price Waterhousecoopers as a senior Auditor but I realized that when it comes to MASONIC things it’s different . Is there any help on this or any recommendations or a book i will be recommended to read on MASONIC speeches so I will be abreast with the MASONIC terminology in expressing myself well. Thank you

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Greetings tag:masonforum.com,2017:/viewthread/.12003 2017-12-21T11:55:06Z Alhaidary Greetings
Are there new news about Masons in Iraq?

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Satanism in Freemasonry tag:masonforum.com,2017:/viewthread/.11981 2017-12-04T09:50:07Z Michaeluk Good afternoon Brethren,

I would be interested to hear peoples opinions on whether followers of satanism would qualify as Freemasons? Just out of curiosity.

From my teachings so far, I have been told anyone with a belief in a higher power (a supreme being) would be able to become a Freemason as there are masons from various religions.

Does anyone know of any freemason’s whom also are satanists and whats people’s opinions on such matter?

Yours sincerely and fraternally,
Michael

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Senior Deacon Seat tag:masonforum.com,2017:/viewthread/.11991 2017-12-09T00:00:19Z Davey Good Evening Brethren,
      Just checking in and proud to say I was elected to the Senior Deacon Chair this year. I look forward to this challenge. I know this seat plays a major role in all of the degrees and I’m up for the task!  I love learning and growing in search of more light!!! Have a great year in Masonry and to all of the newly elected and appointed officers….Congrats!!!!

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