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Why did you become a Freemason?

From: Bigjoenix@aol.com
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 16:51:21 EST
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry
To: masonry-ask@mit.edu

I actually just received my Entered Apprentice Degree at Gunnison Valley Lodge #39 in Gunnison, Colorado. I'm going for my Fellow Craft in 2 weeks. I can't wait. No one in my family was ever a Freemason that I know of, except for my Great Grandfather. He passed away before I was born. Becoming a Mason was something I did on my own freewill.

Once I had learned of it, I studied it for a while before petitioning a Lodge. I was really impressed by the Brotherly conduct, and the fellowship as well as the selfless efforts and charities that the Fraternity provides. It's also an amazing feeling to be a part of something that so many great thinkers and historical figures before me were also a part of. I took the same oath that millions of likeminded men have taken for hundreds of years.

I have always been a little shy and backwards, and I believe that through Masonry and the support of my Bretheren, I can break out of that shell, and also become a better man. I don't think there is a greater Institution in the world.

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