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Posted: 21 September 2017 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Greetings, Edit:This individual has studied masonry and has a good foundation of the craft, his currently trying to petition with a learning disability that may effect memory he was not intending to hide his disability,is there any worries he should be concerned about when petitioning is he wasting his and the lodges time???

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Posted: 21 September 2017 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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travelinglight - 21 September 2017 03:56 PM

Greetings to all,I would like to know if a person is petitioning and has a actual learning disability that effects memory and if he is ashamed of his disability should he worry about revealing his limitations to the lodge in fear of possible rejection this person actually has studied masonry and has a good foundation of what it is and masonry is like his pass time, what advice could you give him if any????

No prospective Candidate should hide any aspect of themselves in order to get into a Lodge. What it is is irelevant!

One of the three tenets (principles) of Freemasonry Is truth aka honesty!

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Posted: 21 September 2017 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Thank you, I should of rephrase the question what I meant to ask in other words sense the person is self conscious about his disability and was not intending to hide his disability,is there any worries he should be concerned about when petitioning sorry for any misunderstanding on my part..

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Posted: 21 September 2017 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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A learning disability that effects memory would be something of concern in many jurisdictions. Hiding it would cause you and the lodge to waste time and effort needlessly.

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Posted: 21 September 2017 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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BrotherJohn - 21 September 2017 09:21 PM

A learning disability that effects memory would be something of concern in many jurisdictions. Hiding it would cause you and the lodge to waste time and effort needlessly.

thank you for you’re response

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Posted: 22 September 2017 03:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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travelinglight - 21 September 2017 05:51 PM

Thank you, I should of rephrase the question what I meant to ask in other words sense the person is self conscious about his disability and was not intending to hide his disability,is there any worries he should be concerned about when petitioning sorry for any misunderstanding on my part..

I know you’re looking at this from a particular perspective but my point remains unchanged.

Every single one of us when we approached our respective Lodges faced the very real prospect of being told no and that is as it should be. Life is not about only trying things that we will succeed at, we all have to “dare to win” to grow as a person.

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Posted: 22 September 2017 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Mike Martin - 22 September 2017 03:41 AM
travelinglight - 21 September 2017 05:51 PM

Thank you, I should of rephrase the question what I meant to ask in other words sense the person is self conscious about his disability and was not intending to hide his disability,is there any worries he should be concerned about when petitioning sorry for any misunderstanding on my part..

I know you’re looking at this from a particular perspective but my point remains unchanged.

Every single one of us when we approached our respective Lodges faced the very real prospect of being told no and that is as it should be. Life is not about only trying things that we will succeed at, we all have to “dare to win” to grow as a person.

thank you, very encouraging what is meant to be will be reached regardless thank you very much for the insight…

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