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Posted: 09 November 2013 10:55 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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To day at drill for the army. I saw that one of the sergeants at my unit had masonic emblems on his car and I decided to talk to him about it. I learned that I still have a lot to learn . Because I could not answer all the questions he asked me

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Posted: 09 November 2013 11:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Rheath - 09 November 2013 10:55 PM

To day at drill for the army. I saw that one of the sergeants at my unit had masonic emblems on his car and I decided to talk to him about it. I learned that I still have a lot to learn . Because I could not answer all the questions he asked me

Brother,

You are not yet a Master Mason. I hope you let the other soldier know that.

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Posted: 10 November 2013 05:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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I did

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Three Rivers Mount Hermon lodge #24 F.&A.M
Three Rivers, Mi

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Posted: 10 November 2013 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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It is nice to know you have Brothers among you, but in these situations, IMO, until I obtain the info needed to prove I am indeed a Mason, I always exercise cation.

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Posted: 10 November 2013 07:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Ya I wasn’t vary prepared for all the questions he asked me. But with talking to him. I found out how much stuff that just went over my head during the degrees.

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Three Rivers Mount Hermon lodge #24 F.&A.M
Three Rivers, Mi

petition 4/2/13
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Fellow craft 9/20/13

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Posted: 10 November 2013 10:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Then maybe you will be lucky enough for him to mentor you on some of the finer points within the Degrees that you have been through already.

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Posted: 11 November 2013 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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I am surprised he is speaking masonically with you.

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Posted: 27 September 2016 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Yeah, I was instructed as an EA and FC to not even identify myself as a mason until I was raised, and it was for that reason. You learn a lot in your third degree, Im surprised he even spoke with you masonically to be honest.

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Posted: 16 November 2016 05:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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I was not taught to not identify myself as a mason nor taught TO identify myself. Nor how.

I do know this, I recently had a new supervisor (who is no longer my supervisor) that was a Shriner PHA. He was talking to me about contacts in this corporation that may be interested in donating raffle type items to Shrine events and fundraisers.

At that point I revealed to him I was a newly initiated EA (blue lodge), working on my first proficiency. He seemed very pleased to learn that. And proceeded to “try” me in a few simple things. I was really set back by this as I told him I was newly initiated. Surely he’d understand that I knew very little about being tried and proper responses.

After browsing (not participating in the discussion) another Masonic forum I learned that this seems to be kind of a thing with PH masons in some areas that like to try other masons. And it seems most Blue Lodge Masons refuse to take the bait. Their attitude being SORT OF ” I told you that I am a Mason that is all you need to know unless you want to meet and discuss further in a tiled lodge meeting”.

Basically there is nothing to discuss or prove by trial in an unsecure setting where some one may hear or see your communications. Even secret communications, words and grips shouldn’t be tried in the open…..  or even what seems private without being properly tiled.

I am still newly meeting Masons aside from my lodge brothers and it seems generally accepted that if I said I was an EA then “ok” and that’s the last of it with these new Blue Lodge brothers I am being introduced to. <shrug>

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