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Ask A Mason 2013-01-01T15:42:43Z Copyright (c) 2018 ExpressionEngine,2018:08:19 Islam, the Mideast, and Freemasonry,2010:/viewthread/.894 2010-03-12T12:20:03Z 2013-01-01T15:42:43Z REYoung Some months ago, Lion of Jordan inquired about joining Masonry and posted some informative comments which piqued my curiosity. We have been exchanging PMs for some time, both of us asking and answering the other’s questions.

I have learned that LOJ is a fairly young man living in a country where Freemasonry is absolutely forbidden, and that to attract attention to himself as someone who is interested in Masonry would jeopardize his job, and probably worse. I think that some of the information he has given me is of considerable value, as it uncovers a view from a Muslim standpoint of much that we, as western (and mostly Christian) masons, understand in a different manner in some cases, and in the same manner in others.

I’m hoping this thread will do two things: 1) Provide an opportunity to obtain information about Freemasonry to inquirers who are Muslims; 2) help the rest of us to understand the traditions and teachings of a huge number of people who are, in the current political atmosphere, viewed in the West with much suspicion and even hatred. I know that I myself have much to learn, and I’m sure that’s true of most of us.

I hope that there will be input from friendly commentators, insde and outside of the Fraternity, to provide information, ask questions, and respond to questions. This, of course, will be on matters relating to history, tradition, the practice of masonry, etc; but no discussion of religion per se, as that would not be appropriate for a Masonic discussion.

To get started, I will try to copy to this thread four PMs which I received from Lion of Jordan. Others which I received I won’t copy, because they contain some personal details, and I won’t post anything that might possibly be used to identify him. I specifically asked his permission to do this, and he agreed without qualifications.

to join the organisation,2018:/viewthread/.12051 2018-04-15T11:13:39Z wali i want to join the freemason brothers.
i am from morocco i have 56 year old.
i am a teacher

I think the Lodge forgot about me…,2009:/viewthread/.670 2009-09-23T20:53:37Z SKH32^ I peitioned my local lodge shortly before they went dark for the summer.  I didn’t have a connection per se, I just introduced myself at an open house last year & it went from there.  The current WM is the closest thing I have to a sponsor right now, he’s been my main point of contact since expressing interest.

I was invited to the lodge’s welcome back picnic and was supposed to be investigated then, so that they could vote on my petition at the first meeting.  It seemed like we all had a good time—except None of the investigating commitee showed up, and they were supposed to get in contact with me to arrange something so that my petition could proceed.  Two stated meetings have gone by since then, and I’m starting to feel like I was pre-blackballed by the investigating comittee before even getting that far.  But, I realize that there could be plenty of other factors holding it up—just feels like I should have gotten a phone call of some kind by now.

What do I do?  Initiate more contact, or just be patient?

Ben Franklin “Ask a Freemason” Videos,2016:/viewthread/.11607 2016-05-07T15:02:37Z 2016-07-30T23:57:36Z Bob Heruska Hello all

We’ve been getting some PM’s and emails from folks over the last few months asking what happened to the Ben Franklin Videos that used to be on the link at the top of the page.  Our apologies. As those pages reside on the Massachusetts Freemasonry site, that site is currently being forwarded to—the new recruitment website for Freemasonry in Massachusetts.

While we hope you take the time to visit the new site, we do expect to get the link corrected soon. But fear not—the Ben videos can still be accessed—just click on on the link below:

And feel free to send the link to anyone you might know who is looking for it.

Bob Heruska
Forum Administrator

New Member,2018:/viewthread/.12072 2018-07-30T21:14:09Z Alex333 Hello, I’m new here and I’m not a mason, but I really want to be. Maybe you know a Russian-speaking or German-speaking Lodges in Colorado? Because I don’t speak English very well yet. Thank you all so much.

Freemason Lodges in Germany?,2016:/viewthread/.11624 2016-06-02T20:19:52Z East357 Hello Brothers! I just re-enlisted in the US Army and I am getting stationed in Germany! Does anyone know any English speaking Masonic lodges in Germany? Thanks Brothers, and may the GAOTU keep His eyes on you all!

Bro Aaron

Oaths and being “unequally yoked?”,2018:/viewthread/.12069 2018-07-20T17:09:24Z 2018-07-20T17:10:26Z Manna33 I am asking this question in regards to 1 Corinthians 6:14, to those Masons here who are active Christians who are avid Bible readers. I am very drawn to Freemasonry and I don’t share the common Christian beliefs that Freemasonry is into evil stuff like Satan worship. I believe that it would be a good thing for me. However, in Freemasonry I would be sharing membership with people of many other faiths. On the other hand, I am pondering the actual context of the Bible verse at hand. It speaks of being “yoked” which symbolically means “teachings.” I wouldn’t be yoked in the sense that Freemasonry would take precedence over my own beliefs. And if yoked means teachings,  then that would mean that a yoke is something altogether different and apart from an oath of membership, correct?

Are regular freemasons registered in the UGLE?,2018:/viewthread/.12070 2018-07-24T13:05:58Z 2018-07-24T13:07:32Z DrLuca If someone becomes a freemason under a lodge recognized by the UGLE, is he registered in the UGLE books or only in the Grand Lodge of his state or country?  I had an EA brother ask me that I had no idea what to say.

Information in masonic bibles,2018:/viewthread/.12066 2018-06-13T17:14:00Z Askingafreemason Hi,
I saw a “masonic bible” in an antique shop, and flipping through the section that presumably makes it “masonic”, I noticed a lot of very detailed information about freemasonry in general. So detailed that it has me wondering the following: are the 3rd degree masons who get these things forbidden/discouraged from giving them to non-masons or letting non-masons peruse them? Do masons take offense to the fact that they’re sold openly on the internet to masons and non-masons alike?

Question regarding the Widows Sons MRA,2017:/viewthread/.11875 2017-05-06T21:38:08Z Bro Bill Good evening brethren. I have a question. I am a motorcycle ride, belonging to my local HOG chapter (I ride a 2002 HD Road King Classic). I am also a freemason (clearly indicated below). I was recently pointed towards the Widows Sons riding club.
Now, I was ALSO told that the GL of MA essentially outlawed this association in 2013. To date, per the research I have gone through, they have not expelled a single member who belongs.
The question I have is, has that edict been lifted? I am asking here because I know that there are several prominent members here who are in MA.
There are several chapters in this state, and at least two appear active. I am just curious if anyone knows what the current state is, or whether this edict was issued snd simply not being enforced.
I am asking because I am torn. I would LOVE to ride with my brothers, but dont want to lose my fraternity.
Thank you for any information


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