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My grandfather was a 33rd degree mason but when he died, because my family was very evangelical, they burned all of his books and garments along with everything he had that was related to freemasonry. I'm 20 and I want to become a freemason because I want to follow in my grandfather's footsteps among other reasons. I'm not living with my parents anymore but I don't know how to go about being a freemason and their views. Should I become a mason and hide it? Any advice?
Anonymous

There are a lot of misunderstandings within Christianity about Masonry. Best thing you can do is read “is it true what they say about freemasonry” by Art DeHoyos, then have your parents read it. You becoming a Mason and hiding it is up to you, I can’t help you there. I know that I wanted my parents to understand and now hide it from them so I helped them understand what it’s really about

I think you might be the appropriate person to ask, what are the attitudes or views of freemasonry with respect to homosexuality? Can a freemason be gay?
Anonymous

Masons don’t ask a member about his sexual preference. It’s his business.

New apes, grips, floorboards, and bags but the mounts were missing so the hard bags aren’t on yet. Cruise control, cutting baffles down, and power-commander next week. Gotta get floorboards painted then she’s done for quite a while. Finally. Maybe a new saddle and sissy-bar too. ….I once heard, “you never own a motorcycle..the motorcycle always owns you.”

New apes, grips, floorboards, and bags but the mounts were missing so the hard bags aren’t on yet. Cruise control, cutting baffles down, and power-commander next week. Gotta get floorboards painted then she’s done for quite a while. Finally. Maybe a new saddle and sissy-bar too. ….I once heard, “you never own a motorcycle..the motorcycle always owns you.”

So I noticed your BFMC posts recently. Hope you're not getting too far away from our Fraternity.
Anonymous

Haha oh, yep…because the Boozefighters like to ride motorcycles, enjoy brotherhood, and drink beer? Yeah, seems like that totally contradicts the Order. Allow me to whisper some good council…educate yourself on BFMC first, and 2nd: don’t make comments like that through anonymity like a coward. I’ll use tact when you man up.

You seem like the right person to ask, so here it is. I'm only 17 years old and I want to become a Mason. I know you have to be 18 or 21 to become one. But I was wondering if I am still allowed to contacts Lodges and ask questions on the grounds of joining at 17 and start proving myself to them...or do I have to be 18 or 21 to do any of that? I'm not in High School anymore, I graduated at 16, so can that help me any? Or is that just irrelevant?
Anonymous

You could tell them you’re interested but there is absolutely no way you can join unless you’re 18 in most states, 21 in a few. Doesn’t hurt to make contact though!!

How would one go about becoming a mason?
Anonymous

contact a Lodge and tell them you’re interested.  Go to the Grand Lodge website for whatever state you live in and there should be a Lodge directory in there somewhere.  This ensures you’re talking to a “real” Lodge.  There are some fake Lodges out there, but you won’t have to worry about that if you go to the Grand Lodge website for your state and find one in your town.  When you contact them and tell them you’re interested, they’ll probably invite you to a dinner, breakfast, or some kind of open event.  It generally takes a few to several months for the Lodge to get to know you so they can see if they want you to be a member or not.  If you’re not willing to take the time to get to know a Lodge, don’t waste your time trying to become a Mason..to be blunt.  It’s a fraternal order and the Lodge won’t vote you in just because you want to be a Mason.  They need to get to know you to see what kind of man you are first.  Anyway, when you contact a Lodge they will guide you through the process.  Eventually they will give you a petition to fill out and two Master Masons from the Lodge you’re joining must sign it before you can be brought up for a vote.  Once your petition is read in a closed meeting it is “laid over” for one month..then voted on 30 days later.  This gives them time to send an investigative committee to your house to talk to you.

supposenly there was a symbol that represent the devil, which is the same pose of the George Washington. Is it true there are icons or learning that represent the devil?
Anonymous

haha no that’s not true at all.  Once you get involved with Masonry and learn the meaning behind everything, all the conspiracy and “devil” rumors are really entertaining to be honest.  There is not one single symbol, lesson, or teaching that is “pro-devil” or anything of the sort. 

Hello fellow Brother, what are your opinions on masonic themed tatoos?
Anonymous

I have several. I see no issue with it at all

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