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What is the biggest difference between Masons, Amorc and Odd Fellows?
Posted: 28 November 2017 08:17 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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What is the most visible or distinguished difference between Freemasons, Rosicrucians and Odd Fellows?

Or is this a loony question to begin with?

If it is - it would be interesting to hear from masons why you chose masonry “over” other organizations?

ps. Heady hello to all, my first post here.

Posted: 28 November 2017 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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While I’m not completely familiar with the other organizations you mention, Freemasons are the world’s oldest and largest fraternity and the most well known. Before I went to the Scottish Rite museum in Lexington, MA I had never heard of the Odd Fellows. That alone is one of the reasons I chose to become a Mason.


John Ruggiero, 32°
Past Master, Ancient York Lodge, Lowell, MA.

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Posted: 29 November 2017 08:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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The biggest difference is that they are different organisations set up at different times in history for different reasons to achieve different things.


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Posted: 30 November 2017 08:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Each institution gives different names to its own members.

Here, we can inform you about Freemasonry and Freemasons. I am not sure we can tell you anything meaningful about other organisations.

Posted: 30 November 2017 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Actually at one point in American History the Odd Fellows where more popular than Freemasonry. Even Albert Pike was an Odd Fellow before joining the Freemasons.


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