Greetings.My name is Brad Felmey and I've lived my entire life in a little town just west of Fort Worth, TX.I have been active civically and politically for most of my life. I'm a past master and…Continue
"Charles, I'm given to understand that you'll find a brother running the site, too. :)
Shawn, some lodges really struggle with getting the people they need all at the same time due to personal commitments. The Master's degree is a lot…"
"Precedence and superimposition are different things. One you get to do for yourself. The other you don't get to do for others.
It's clear that you're convinced being gay is a prima facie character flaw. It's clear that I believe…"
"I think the context is dead-on. Freemasonry isn't "liberal" nor "conservative". It's Freemasonry. It's about character, period. It is you who have defined homosexuality as a character flaw. You get to do that on…"
"Masonry is not Christian. It is also not Muslim. It is self-importance to overlay your personal religious convictions across Masonry and declare anything that doesn't fit your criteria to be unsuitable.
It is exactly this same attitude which…"
"This matters about as much to me as if he were black, which is to say not at all. I'm in Texas, so I'll let you guess how prevalent this particular viewpoint isn't.
Does he have good character? THAT matters to me."
"Perhaps the answer to this will be dependent upon your location. I can share that in my lodge the three degrees are $50/ea, and the annual dues are $65, which comes out to $5.42/mo.
Other places are likely higher, and maybe some lower.
If you share…"
"I know the ritual is slightly different between jurisdictions, but my obligation was given on the grounds of "...will not interfere with your duty to God, your country, your neighbor, or yourself". I was taught scenarios where the Masonic…"
"Congratulations, Bro. Steinschreiber!
There is no requirement to do so, and in these parts it's not commonly done, but as far as I know there isn't any kind of prohibition or faux pas in giving a gift."
"A few years back my college roommate committed suicide. (His mother called me.) As I drove home that day, I saw the sun on the trees, and the blue sky, and thought: you idiot! You're _missing_ it!
He was bipolar.…"
"Titus, when are you finally going to come to America? You talk so much about people having to learn this or that to be taken seriously. At some point, for many of us to take you seriously as someone who claims that they understand America, you are…"
"Funny, I have always thought of the conservative as the coward. Their entire philosophy is built on the premise of not trying to do something new, to staying with the old. The very word, conservative is to take the easy way, to not challenge or push…"
"I'll second this one. Been in boots since the mid-90's. First it was Justin Ropers, then I did the Wolverine work boots for years(after doing construction then working in a factory), quality went down so I went back to the Justin roper…"
"I've heard screeds about some phantom "War on Women", but never from a liberal - just from conservatives yelling there's a boogeyman.
I shop at Hobby Lobby and live in the belt buckle of the bible belt. Have you ever been to one,…"