[Square & Compasses]

Why did you become a Freemason?

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 21:32:12 +0000
From: Martin Delaney <martind3@orange.net>
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry
To: masonry-ask@mit.edu
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My father became a Freemason in 1967. I was born in 1968. I grew up knowing all these wonderful friends of my father (he was a publican then and had his own pub!) and it was like a natural progression for me.

He re-took the chair to initiate me and when I heard his voice my nerves disappeared and I knew everything would be fine. When I was restored to the blessing of material light I recognised so many people I knew that I belonged there.

I know that we shouldn't consider Freemasonry as a Religion, but sometimes it is difficult to separate the two. I live my life by the Ritual book and whilst freemasonry is not my whole life, it is still a very important part of it.

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