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Posted: 3/11/2005 5:16:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:17:50 PM EST
no sacrifices?

<scratches masonic membership off of list of things to attain>
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:18:00 PM EST
I thought that was supposed to take a lifetime........
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:18:09 PM EST
Congrats ETH
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:19:30 PM EST
let us know when you hit 33 and 1/3
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:19:42 PM EST
Heck, I could have bought the paraphernalia at the George Washington Masonic Shrine in Alexandria. Much easier and less work. Then again, I don't do all the good stuph the Masons & Shriners do for society. Congratulations Eric the Hun. You dun us proude.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:20:02 PM EST
Where are the sheep??
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:20:06 PM EST
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[Last Edit: 3/11/2005 5:32:42 PM EST by EricTheHun]
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:23:29 PM EST
Does this mean you're gonna' be the next US President?...

Hell, I'll vote fer ya' anyway.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:24:52 PM EST
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I guess the Freemasons are impressed by your girlfriends
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:27:10 PM EST

aint masons a yankee thing?
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:28:37 PM EST
Are you in league with satan now
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:34:19 PM EST
I was in the De Molay (sp ?) for 2 years. Pretty cool, but it was not for me. When kids were reciting portions of Pink Floyd "The Wall" like they were edicts from God (I mean they were convinced), I deemed that my time was better spent studying in school.

The Masons I know are very honorable people. Congrats, and I wish you the best. It certainly takes effort to progress in that society. After all, how bad of a society can it be? Our fore-fathers were masons and they managed to put together the greatest country this world has ever seen.

Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:35:10 PM EST
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Congrats on moving up in an organization that obviously rules the world.

We are but your slaves now..............
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:36:36 PM EST
Somehow, this makes perfect sense.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:48:05 PM EST
Eric, nicely done.
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[Last Edit: 3/11/2005 6:06:27 PM EST by ByteTheBullet]
Hey EricTheHun, I was hoping to build a BBQ pit this spring, I need some pointers on the masonry, can you give some free advice? Should I use bricks or cinder block and do they need to be fire rated?


ByteTheBullet (-:
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[Last Edit: 3/11/2005 6:12:06 PM EST by AeroE]
Doesn't that work out to something like a degree every 3 days since you joined? Do you skip degrees; does it progress from degree 0, to degree 11, to degree 21, and then degree 32, just to throw the unwashed outsiders off?

I'm guessing the details of the degrees are secret, is this the highest degree?

Here is a page of links about Masons masons.start4all.com/; interesting.

Here is where they held rasslin' matches when I was a tyke - www.abashrine.com/

Interesting - web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Masonry/Essays/mem-ritual.html

Some background info - www.mofreemason.com/friend352/msninfo.htm
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 6:11:57 PM EST
OK mason, who the hell is "The Great Architect" and whats up with the baphomet hand symbol? You seem like a christian from your posts but the masonic order has NOTHING to do with christianity. Eventually you may find out and then you'll probably join the Knights Templars.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 6:12:38 PM EST

[animal house]Thank you sir, may I have another...Thank you sir, may I have another![/animal house]

I don't have the faintest idea about the Masons other than the movie National Treasure, but good job, I think?!
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 6:38:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
I thought that was supposed to take a lifetime........

Apparently not.

Unless I'm the scheduled sacrifice for tomorrow!

You may be thinking of the 33rd Degree of Masonry, which is a honor bestowed upon certain meritorious Masons, who by virtue of their contributions to the community are selected for that esteemed degree.

While 13 17 of our Presidents have been Master Masons, none, I believe, were ever bestowed this honor.

ETA - The actual number is 17 US Presidents were Master Masons: Washington, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Polk, Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Garfield, McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Ford, and Reagan.

But I will check to make certain.

Eric The(Historical)Hun

I had read somewhere the George H. W. Bush was a 33rd Degree Mason/Grand Mason.

Link Posted: 3/11/2005 7:13:27 PM EST
Maybe, but the Shriners (which is my next goal) will be overwhelmed by them!

Tell the truth, you just wanted one of those little motorbikes, or to drive one of those cars!
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 7:18:46 PM EST
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Isnt just telling us that reason to disqualify you?
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[Last Edit: 3/11/2005 7:36:34 PM EST by hepcat85]
Oh yeah, well I'm a member of the Sacred Order of the Stonecutters

"the Sacred Order of the Stonecutters has, since ancient times, split the rocks of ignorance that obscures the light of knowledge and truth... now let's all get drunk and play ping-pong." ~Number One

Stonecutter's song

Who controls the British Crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do. We do.
Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do. We do.
Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
We do. We do.
Who robs cave fish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do. We do.

All kidding aside....a hearty and well deserved congratulations!
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 7:35:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 7:40:16 PM EST
Brother, congratulations on your advancement and education in Masonry.
For you others the Masonic fraternity is not a "secret society", it is a society with secrets which helps us to recognize one another. The most important requirement is that one believes in ONE GOD. Christians, Jews, and yes even Muslims are welcome. Although Freemasonry is illegal in most Muslim countries. Masonry's objective is to take a good man and help him become a better man.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 7:48:04 PM EST
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... congratulations! Sure hope this doesn't upset the balance and keep you from sharing a table at the "L" again someday
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 7:59:23 PM EST
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Link Posted: 3/11/2005 8:09:52 PM EST
32 degrees...thats freezing!

72 is more like it for me...
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 8:11:39 PM EST
So, when you reach Templar status, are you going to lead us on a Crusade?

Seriously though, my step-mom is into the whole Prieure de Sion/Knights Templar/Holy Grail thing since she found out that the house that my dad and her bought in France is literally next door to where all this stuff is centralized in Rennes-le-Chateau. So... when they let you in on the Grail secret, post it here with pics!

Link Posted: 3/11/2005 8:16:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 9:32:05 PM EST
One of the links talks about the new Mason making a choice to follow either Scottish or York.

I'm going to see what I can find out about that, but if it isn't secret to divulge, what are the differences between the two? I belive it said that the York path allows/leads to the Templar, but you can't get to the Templar group from the Scottish rite.


Link Posted: 3/11/2005 10:25:18 PM EST

Almost six months in the Masons and I haven't had to perform any sacrifices yet!

OK, When you all see ETH walking funny next week you know what his 'Sacrifice' was......
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 10:53:41 PM EST
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How old's your grandmother's blue dress?
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 10:59:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/11/2005 11:00:54 PM EST by Gloftoe]

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
Oh coooool!

I would love that. Not necessarily the France part, but being around such an area of historical mystery. Neat!

There should be a law that says we can move all the COOL history OUT of France, and over here. F those smelly bastards. They don't need it!

Congrats, ETH!
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:27:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 8:31:18 PM EST by EricTheHun]
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:37:03 PM EST
So many choices still left.....

Acronyms of Societies

A neighbor went into the Royal Order of Jesters after Masons. I think they mostly caroused, at least according to him.
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