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Does anyone have questions about Freemasonry?

  1. Ohio Freemason profile image61
    Ohio Freemasonposted 5 years ago

    Does anyone have questions about Freemasonry?

    I have several hubs that I am starting, but being new here and knowing a lot of the beliefs that some people have about Freemasonry - I would like to know if anyone has specific questions they would like answered?

  2. theupside profile image61
    theupsideposted 5 years ago

    What degree are you? Did you know there are more than 33?

    1. Ohio Freemason profile image61
      Ohio Freemasonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have not claimed to be a Mason.  The highest degree is the 3rd, there are other degrees and the highest number being the 33rd. I am assuming that are you referring to the York Rite and the Scottish Rite.

  3. CWanamaker profile image97
    CWanamakerposted 5 years ago

    How does one become a freemason? What are the benefits of becoming a freemason (i.e. what does one learn)?

    1. theupside profile image61
      theupsideposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Usually a mason has to make you an apprentice. But you first must have show some level of 'brightness' or 'virtue.' Don't be a mason. Its just full of arrogant people who really know NOTHING about ANYTHING, who get unmerited favors in business.

    2. Ohio Freemason profile image61
      Ohio Freemasonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know a lot of Masons.  There are some that are arrogant and some that are great people.  Overall, they are people striving to better themselves as well as their communities.  To generalize a group would be prejudiced.  Will write something on this.

  4. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I thought it was all secretive? That only the Freemason's are to know.

    1. InterestCaptured profile image87
      InterestCapturedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If that were the case, you would have no idea what he's talking about

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @ Interest..... He asked for questions, I gave him one.

    3. theupside profile image61
      theupsideposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Masons hold secrets. But Masonry itself is no secret. They are open about their membership..

    4. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you upside.

    5. Ohio Freemason profile image61
      Ohio Freemasonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There are very few things that are secret in Freemasonry.  That is why the buildings are marked and it is generally in the paper what is going on.  The wording in the lessons, certain gestures, and ways of ID'ing other Masons is about all secret

  5. mintinfo profile image76
    mintinfoposted 5 years ago

    Was Benjamin Banneker, the African who laid out the city plans for Washington DC a Freemason?

    1. theupside profile image61
      theupsideposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Probably. To B or not to B? Look up 'ben ben' its egyptian.

    2. Ohio Freemason profile image61
      Ohio Freemasonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      To my knowledge he was not.  If Benjamin  Banneker was then he most likely was a Prince Hall Mason.  A very interesting individual from what I have read so far though.

  6. tussin profile image59
    tussinposted 5 years ago

    I'm happy to help.

    (1) Why are some people paranoid about Freemasons trying to rule the world, particularly conspiracy theorists who write about the "New World Order," UFOs, and other fringe topics?

    (2) Can females become Freemasons, and if no, why not?

    (3) Can atheists become Freemasons, and if no, why not?

    (4) Can being a Freemason help you secure employment, admission to selective colleges, a better interest rate on a loan, etc?  Does it offer any material benefits?

    1. CWanamaker profile image97
      CWanamakerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good ones.

    2. theupside profile image61
      theupsideposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      1. Because most of the B.S. is has truth in it, in order to get them to take the bait.
      2. Not the way males can. Females... when you get into the higher degrees, females have no 'spirit.' Like the moon, they can only reflect the Light of the man..

    3. Ohio Freemason profile image61
      Ohio Freemasonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate the questions I will write on all of those in a small hub: just answers would be:
      1: I only have opinions and will share
      2: No
      3: No
      4: Not directly or purposefully

 
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