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What are my rights and duties as an active member of Freemasonry ?
Posted: 04 June 2019 01:14 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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What are my rights and duties as an active member of Freemasonry ?

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Posted: 04 June 2019 06:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Your rights would include the right to visit other lodges, the right to speak in your own lodge, to participate in its activities and the right to elect the officers of your lodge. Your duties, in general, would be to obey the law of whatever place you are living in, to work to make yourself a better man, to help other people around you and it is hoped, to continue worshiping in your own faith and, whenever possible, participating in Masonic activities.

Not quite what many people think, is it?

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Posted: 04 June 2019 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Sorry, but I disagree slightly - visiting is a privilege, not a right. The Master has the perogative to deny admission; you therefore have the privilege of visiting other lodges, but you do not have the right to do so.

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Posted: 04 June 2019 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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I shan’t quibble, but only Masons have that privilege,

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Posted: 04 June 2019 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I agree with the above but am concerned with the title of your post. If you plan to “capitalize” on your membership in the Fraternity, you should have been denied admission into the lodge before receiving the first degree. Mercenary motives disqualify a man from joining in the first place.

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Posted: 04 June 2019 09:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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I don’t mean “capitalize” as a motive to join but, i mean How can i capitalize of my masonic membership to make a commitment to my self and my brothers masons and to develop our potential and improve the quality of life for ourselves our families and communities, maybe i should change the title.

thank you all

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Posted: 06 June 2019 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Freemasonry is indeed capable of making good men better, but it is hardly a magic charm or a silver bullet. Its effects are subtle and take a long time to take effect. At the most basic level, Freemasonry is a system of morality. Every symbol, every story, every ceremony is designed (or at least utilized) to remind Masons of their obligations to themselves, to their families, to the nation where they live and to the Almighty. Through this and through contemplation of those lessons, one is led to improvement, which is the ultimate aim of our society.

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Posted: 12 June 2019 10:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Now does it mean I am a member of freemason now?.cause my account has be activated here.

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Posted: 12 June 2019 11:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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No. You are not a Freemason. This is a discussion forum only. To join, you must approach a lodge in your area. Beware of people or advertisements saying that you can do it in any other way.

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Posted: 13 June 2019 08:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Mutisya - 12 June 2019 10:56 AM

Now does it mean I am a member of freemason now?.cause my account has be activated here.

No, until you get to know a Mason well enough that he will sponsor you, submit a petition a lodge, your character is investigated, your petition voted unanimously and favorably by the lodge, and you begin your journey through the degrees of Freemasonry, you are not a Mason. Freemasonry is not something that can be done on the Internet. It is done in person, brother to brother.

This forum is called “Ask a Freemason”, not register and you magically become one. You are free to ask any questions you have about the Fraternity here but only Master Masons are allowed to answer.

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Posted: 17 June 2019 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Am in Kenya and don’t know the lodge near me

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