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  1. #1 Freemasonry 
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    Any freemasons or buffalo's on here ?


    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    Moved here from religion. I personally know a freemason, and have been invited to join, but belonging to one 'crank' set is enough for me. They do a lot for charity, and most of what you hear about them is crap, another poke at people who have their own club.


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    My father was a member of the buffs.

    Okay, religion (if you like) deals with the relationship between "god" and man.

    Freemasonry on the other hand deals with the relationship between man and man. It is much more of a useful teaching.

    The only problem with Freemasonry is that you have to be invited to join, etc.
    Personally I believe that society would benefit greatly from the teachings of freemasonry.
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    No you do not to be 'invited' - this was what I thought, I was invited and queried this but was told freemasonary is open to anybody, so long as you acknowledge a higher power and fidelity[in marriage]. "Do you mean God" was my reply, "No you could worship a doormat if you wished" .
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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    My father was a member of the buffs.
    was he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullseye
    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    My father was a member of the buffs.
    was he?
    Yes. Why ?
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    just wondering. what did he do for a living?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullseye
    just wondering. what did he do for a living?
    Well, he was a security guard for most of his life. Before that he was a Corporal in the Army. (National Service)
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    can someone explain the freemasons and buffalos to me. i know a freemason but he wont tlak about what he does. he says he isnt allowed, im really confused. if you have a club and want people to join wouldnt you have people tell others what you are about and all that jazz? i just dont understand how tehy have so many followers but they are so secretive...(assumption based off of my adult friend's comments)
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    Sounds like he isn't a freemason [ie does not know] - simply it's like a club, dinners, favours, dances, and lots of charity collections, a few 'antiquated' ceromonies but nothing more weird than you'd find in the british parliament..
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