Why did you become a Freemason?
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 22:55:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tim Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry
It's so wonderful, it's almost impossible to say in
The beginning of my journey down the pathway of Freemasonry began,
surprisingly enough, with a comic book tract: Jack Chick's anti-Masonic
piece, " The Curse of
Baphomet." At the time, I was by no means fond of Masonry. The wild
claims of the tract, however, got the better of my curiosity, and I
searched out the opposing view.
As I read the fundamentals of Masonry, I came to a slow realization:
this was not a society of persecution, conspiracy, and secrecy; rather,
it was one of enlightenment, charity, and love. When I looked at the
list of famous brothers throughout the centuries, the only thought that
came to my mind was "What is it about this fraternity that draws men of
such character from all races, countries, and creeds? Their teachings
must be great indeed."
So my search for the Light began. I approached a few men at my church
asking for a petition. After the various interviews and nominations, I
was in. One of my church friends, Maury, took me to the Clinton Lodge
#54, where I was to be raised. We started with a meal before the big
I must admit: the first moment was terrifying. I had heard various
rumors about the Masons, and I didn't know what to believe. Maury told
me not to worry, and that he would help me through it. I would learn who
to put my trust in.
Today, I am an entered apprentice. I realize exactly what Maury
meant. The knowledge I know now, and the joy it gives me, is almost
indescribable. It gives me a measure by which to live my life. I am on
my way to becoming one of the great stones of that temple in the sky,
built without hands.
In closing, I'd like to thank Maury for being there to help. I barely
knew you before this time, but now I'm glad to call you a brother. I'd
also like to thank my dad for being such a strong influence, and I hope
you'll join up again one day.
And finally, thanks to the man who, without all his hard work and
talent, I would never have known the joy of being a Freemason . . .
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