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The Age Old Question: Is Freemasonry A Religion?

http://youtu.be/75gCDrOhWfg   Yes, Freemasonry Is Religion, And It’s Incompatible With Some Christian Beliefs. Here’s Why. Matt Gallagher July 21, 2014 I’ve been a Freemason for only about four years, but I’ve already done a lot of changing in my views. One view I used to have, which I think most first years have is that Freemasonry and Christianity are totally compatible. Oh the many internet arguments we enter, arguing “no, we don’t have a problem with Catholics, but the … [Read More...]

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Freemasonry, The Religion of Not Being a Religion

The following comes from a piece I wrote in 2007 on the Masonic Traveler blog. It addressed, at that time, question of Freemasonry being a religion. While the ideas may have evolved some over the years, the message in it seems to still bear some resonance in light of the question rearing its head once again. Is Freemasonry a Religion? What perplexes me is why does it matter? Why does answering the question even matter any more to the cackling hens of the I'm right your wrong neener neener … [Read More...]

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The Age Old Question: Is Freemasonry A Religion?

http://youtu.be/75gCDrOhWfg   Yes, Freemasonry Is Religion, And It’s Incompatible With Some Christian Beliefs. Here’s Why. Matt Gallagher July 21, 2014 I’ve been a Freemason for only about four years, but I’ve already done a lot of changing in my views. One view I used to have, which I think most first years have is that Freemasonry and Christianity are totally compatible. Oh the many internet arguments we enter, arguing “no, we don’t have a problem with Catholics, but the … [Read More...]

The Elements of Leadership

BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT - Is it as easy as one, two, three? (Click for AUDIO VERSION)To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. I have always contended leadership is an essential trait to become an effective manager. Whenever I mention this, many people disagree and claim it has nothing to with management whatsoever, which is perceived as nothing more than overseeing the activities of others. In this instance, I believe they are confusing supervision for … [Read More...]

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Joseph James – Teller of Masonic Murder Mysteries on Freemasonry and the Cinema

Joseph James is an actor and filmmaker with a long list of projects with an eye towards the fraternity. Having already produced several films with overt Masonic tones including The Masonic Map and Templar Nation, James is on the cusp of his latest release with his film The Freemason, taking us again into the mysteries upon the silver screen. In this installment of Sojourners, James gives us an insider's look at the making of his latest Masonic feature, The Freemason, replete with all the tinsel … [Read More...]

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Iberian Center for Masonic Studies Call for Papers

The Iberian Center for Masonic Studies (CIEM) calls all Spanish, Portuguese, English and French speaking masons to participate in the Second International Competition of Masonic Essay, which will take place in 2014. The aim of this competition is to promote the investigation of the following theme: The initiating tradition in a changing world. The competition is open to all Masons, without distinction. The official languages of the competition are Spanish, Portuguese, English and … [Read More...]

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Freemasonry - The Reality

Freemasonry the Reality, a review.

Tobias Churton is a prolific Masonic author and one I've come to hold in high esteem.  For many, he may not be a regular household name as his work (and residence) come from abroad in the U.K. and in an dense American marketplace of books, his work is less well known here.  Nevertheless, its importance is megalithic which is very much evident in his re-released book Freemasonry - The … [Read More...]

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Hidden Wisdom – Not So Hidden Anymore.

If Manly P. Hall's Secret Teachings had a companion book, I think that Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney's Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions would be it. Every bit as dense as Hall's Secret Teachings but much more down to earth and embedded in the "real" rather than the idealized reality - which is saying a lot. For most who take the journey of exploring the esoteric side of … [Read More...]

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Rewarding Incompetence

Rewarding Incompetence

It's not about "taking turns"; it's about getting the job done properly. Throughout the corporate world we have seen examples of … [Read More...]

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Freemasonry’s Connection With The Knights Of The Golden Circle

Phoenixmasonry records on its website the existence of a White Supremacist organization with Masonic influence called Knights of … [Read More...]

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Does Pennsylvania Have A Clue?

It seems that the sweeping changes that MW Thomas Sturgeon made to Freemasonry in Pennsylvania upon assuming the Grand East will … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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The Masonic Bible

Two interesting "non-Masonic" takes on the Masonic bible. I have to admit its amusing to me the degree that these are extolled as "satanic" or "evil" which I suppose just goes to show how little is known or understood about the fraternity today from these obviously very old Bibles. Enjoy I … [Read More...]

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Masonic Vedanta, Freemasonry in India

A new video out from the World Exemplification of Freemasonry by Br. Dr. Guy L Beck on Freemasonry in the British Empire and the Colonial expansion of Freemasonry into India. The video WEOFM video explores the expansion of Freemasonry in the Hindu world including the notable Freemason, and Swami, … [Read More...]

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Wilbert M. Curtis Texas Prince Hall Library Museum

The Wilbert M. Curtis Texas Prince Hall Library Museum located at the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free & Accepted Masons of Texas in Fort Worth will open its doors to the public during Black History Month 2013. … [Read More...]

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The Bee Hive

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Still More Responses To Missing The Boat

Another response to Missing the Boat. Keep them coming Brothers & Sisters. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! A Mason’s Obligation to Freedom By Chris Williams Davy Crockett Lodge # 1225 A.F. & A. M. Grand Lodge of Texas Brothers, I want to talk to you about something that I sincerely … [Read More...]

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Will A Collapsing World Bring Down Lodges With It?

Over the last decade here is what local Masonic Lodges should have been doing. They should have increased their dues sufficiently to not only pay for the running of their Lodges but also have salted away some money in the bank account and investments. Instead of doing fund raisers they should … [Read More...]

Lewis and CLark

The Lessons Of History

Thomas Jefferson had long desired to have the lands west of the Mississippi explored with the hopes of finding a waterway passage to the Pacific.  The Lewis & Clark expedition was the brainchild and pet project of Jefferson.  He plucked Meriwether Lewis from his staff and put him in charge of … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

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The Death of Freemasonry

by the Palmetto Bug You can find more from the Palmetto Bug at the Masonic Line. Freemasonry will never be extinguished by outside forces. Tyrants, religious zealots, conspiracy theorists, and the … [Read More...]

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What Will Be Your Legacy?

This article comes from RWB Dean Behrens, Senior Grand Warden for the Grand Lodge of South Dakota. The article originally appeared in the Grand Lodge of South Dakota's publication The Masonic … [Read More...]

Minister Louis Farrakhan’s got a job for you.

Just a few words of "wisdom" from Minister Louis Farrakhan about Freemasonry. "What is the function of the Masons and Shriners today, now that the secret that you were hiding is out? Your … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

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Masonic Holidays

Collected here are dates of Masonic importance, dates notable to those in the history of Freemasonry, and founding dates of particular aspects of the craft. If you know of a particular date that's not on the list, drop it in the comments, and it will be added to the roll. Unlike national … [Read More...]

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Trouble brewing in the Philippine house of Masonry

The following comes from a note I picked up on in news link from Facebook. The article posted on the Isagani Lodge No. 96 Facebook page, and is less an inditement and more a question as to a growing cloud of mismanagement and nepotism that, they believe, has infultrated Philippine … [Read More...]

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Kevin Trudeau’s Brotherhood and the Global Info Network

Natural Remedies, How to Stop Pain Now, and Miracle Weight Loss Cures - snake oil comes in many shapes and sizes, and Kevin Trudeau is one of its heaven sent salesmen. The Ridiculous Infomercial Review calls him "a leading light in the conspiracy theory community" who has joined forces with the … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Dealing with Stress

There sure seems to be a lot of people walking around uptight and find it difficult to relax. BRYCE ON THE HUMAN CONDITION There are a lot of things that causes stress in our lives, such as finances, our family relationships, our work, medical conditions, driving, sex, competition, politics and … [Read More...]

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Let’s Sit Down and Talk

BRYCE ON SOCIETY - The need for some simple, candid discourse. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Once a week, I sit down with a group of friends after work for a little get-together. The purpose is simple, to just talk. Eight … [Read More...]

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Wearing Ties

BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT -  What does a tie represent in the workplace? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article on the decline of men wearing dress ties to work. They quoted a Gallup Poll that … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

Image from Wikipedia, by Greg Skidmore, taken at the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011.

Mitt Romney and the Mormon Masonic Connection

I thought this would be of interest to readers, politics aside. You can catch the full documentary on Current TV (still in rotation as of the date of this publication), but for this post I wanted to explore a clip from The Mormon Candidate which speaks to the Mormon tradition of swearing "Masonic … [Read More...]

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Knights Templar on Parade

Interesting video from the web. The heading on the YouTube page says the footage comes from a Danville, Illinois, Parade … [Read More...]

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Ke$ha’s Die Young occult foray

Pop singer KeSha's new video Die Young, a track off her new album Warrior, is an interesting foray into the Masonic Nexus as it swirls in a mix of secret society symbolism. Certainly not the most interesting use of esoteric or occult symbolism in music, I'd give that prop to Jay-Z and his all … [Read More...]

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My Brother’s Keeper – Open Racism in Georgia Freemasonry

Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?" The LORD said, "What have you … [Read More...]

Florida Masonic Scandal

The Other Half Of The Florida Masonic Scandal Tells All

The Beehive presents an interview with Duke Bass Fortesque. This is being presented as opinions of Fortesque and The Beehive, not as fact. Names of the Lodge and any other Florida Masons have been deliberately omitted. Freemason Information welcomes a rebuttal from either the Master of the Lodge or … [Read More...]

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Is CoMasonry the Antidote – Part 2

By: Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr. Read  - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 1 Read  - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 3 SPECULATIVE ERA 1.  Alleged "Official Birth" in England: Symbolic or "Speculative Masonry" began to gradually develop during the XVI and XVII in Europe, particularly - … [Read More...]

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Georgia Black Mainstream Mason Is Black Balled Again For The Second Time In His Masonic Journey

Sometimes lightening strikes twice – to the same spot. When it does you know that either God is in control or the fix is in. In the case of Gate City Lodge #2, Atlanta, Georgia it is definitely the latter. You might remember the articles The Beehive published in 2009 -   My Brother’s Keeper, Open … [Read More...]

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Mainstream Grand Master Of Florida Expels Wiccans And Others

The Grand Master of Florida's decision number 3 can be found on the Grand Lodge of Florida website.  The text of the document appears, as transcribed, below. The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida Jorge L. Aladro Grand Master  Contact info omitted November 28, … [Read More...]

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