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Ask A MasonenCopyright 20172017-01-23T11:20:00-05:00Advice on becoming an Entered Apprentice.
<p>I met the men at my local lodge and turned in my petition and birth certificate. These men were just awesome and treated me like family I am so happy about what’s to come. But something one of them said caught my attention….. “Its a lot of work, a lot to remember!” Nothing is written down—now I am nervous,excited and scared at the same time. Scared of failure that is, if I am found favourable I will be 6th generation andi don’t want to screw up my entered apprenticeship.Any advice ????
</p>2017-01-11T06:58:48-05:00Attending degrees outside of my home state
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11754/#When:15:06:19Z<p>I will be getting my FC degree next week and I am wondering if I am able to attend an EA or FC degree outside of the state I call home. I live in MS but I work in AL most of the time, so naturally I am curious to know if it is possible for me to visit a lodge ceremony in AL if it is opened as EA or FC. Thanks for any and all helpful replies!
</p>2017-01-20T15:06:19-05:00Masonic Passport & Lodge Seals
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11755/#When:20:09:52Z<p>As a recently initiated Mason, I am studying hard and have incorporated some of that into my work (I am a graphic designer). Online I have seen a few “Masonic Passports” that feature pages for stamps and seals. My inspiration is known as an honorary member of about half my state and is well-known for his travels, something I hope to do myself someday. I am currently designing my own and my local secretary is excited to see what I come up. He happened to mention the word “embossing” when talking about the seal. A seal and stamp are two very different things which would changed how it is I construct the pages. So, I am gathering people’s experience to see if the seal (embossing) or the stamp (ink) is more common.
</p>2017-01-20T20:09:52-05:00How long do I wait?
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11753/#When:18:43:10Z<p>Good evening! I was recently voted on at the last meeting here on Monday night. I was under the impression that I would be notified that night or in the next day or two. As of Wednesday night I haven’t heard anything and the anticipation is killing me! So my question is, how long do I wait before following up? What’s the etiquette? I understand that the secretary has a life outside the lodge so I know not to call late at night or during the day. Other than that what should I know? Thank you gentlemen!
</p>2017-01-18T18:43:10-05:00hi im new
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11752/#When:10:38:34Z<p>how i can join im in west bank and in jordan <br />
thank u brothers
</p>2017-01-14T10:38:34-05:00Seeking input from Christian Masons
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11750/#When:18:40:36Z<p>Hello, all. I’m interested to know if any of you of struggled with joining due to your Christianity or church life. I am entirely interested in joining Freemasonry and have done much research on the fraternity, but do not have many personal connections with masons other than one friend and a few acquaintances. Depending on what you read, so many anti-masonic sites will say that the fraternity is against Christianity, referencing oaths and dark rituals. Pro sites debunk these things with decent arguments. My friend that I mentioned always sheds a wonderful light on the fraternity and speaks of brotherhood, morals, and charity. I have visited the lodge and met what seem to be wonderful men. My tour of the lodge only intensified my interest in joining. </p>
<p>I guess I struggle with it because I have no family history in the fraternity and all my family speaks of Freemasonry as some type of taboo or something “dark”. I don’t believe those things at all. I attend church on a regular basis with my wife and children and do not know any masons in the church either. We are Orthodox and very “old school” if you will. Have any of you struggled with this and if so how did your membership change your perception? Good and bad. I truly am more than interested and want to join. Looking to see if anyone else felt this way. Thank you
</p>2017-01-11T18:40:36-05:00Hello i m New
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11751/#When:19:07:52Z<p>Ihave only one q<br />
i need to join freemason but i don’t know what i will do be memebre <br />
some one can help me pleese
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11745/#When:22:56:58Z<p>Hello my name is David and I have a question about my fathers Mason ring. My father died in 1984 and was <br />
a Mason. I have his ring and Bible. I want to know if it is proper for me to ware his ring? The ring also has my mothers wedding engagement diamond in the ring. Thank you for your time.</p>
<p>PS My fathers name was Raymond Harley Pope<br />
Englewood CO. Chapter</p>
<p>Thank you again</p>
</p>2017-01-09T22:56:58-05:00Moral turpitude question.
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11741/#When:05:35:27Z<p>Greetings gentlemen, my name is Joseph and I have a question concerning moral turpitude on the petition. What constitutes as moral turpitude? My concern,the only thing on my record is something I did when I was 19 years old in 2002. And here it is 2017 I am 35 years old and about to petition my local lodge and be the fifth generation to do so. When I was 19 I lie to a police officer and to set an example to my friends he arrested me and charged me with false report to a peace officer. It was classified as a Class B misdemeanor it was the first ,last and only time I ever got in any trouble. Would you consider this action to make me favorable or unfavorable? Any comments or advice would be most welcome and appreciated.
</p>2017-01-06T05:35:27-05:00Employee history question for petition.
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11742/#When:05:52:07Z<p>Hello again gentlemen,<br />
My question of the day is, how important is the employee history of the petitioner? And how far back should I go? <br />
I’m only concerned because when I was a teenager I did not have the best track record for keeping part time jobs. And as an adult it wasn’t much better, see I was almost completely illiterate and only learned to read at an adult level at the age of 28. Now eight years later at 35 I am not only able to read as a functioning adult but I am a full time college student receiving my degree in criminal justice and I am about to leave for the Navy Reserve. I would hate for my experience as an uneducated boy be the reason I am seen as unfavorable. Any questions or comments are more than welcome and appreciated thank you for reading.