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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...]

Evil Within Our Midst

BRYCE ON MORALITY - Have we really evolved as a species? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Of our 44 presidents, the most prolific writer was John Quincy Adams who maintained a detailed journal of his life, from boyhood until near the end of his life. Adams' presidency was unsuccessful, but he served Congress afterwards as a dedicated public servant. He also had a keen eye for the world around him, be it social, political, … [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...]

Exceptional Care Odyssey

MEGA Brands partners with Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada

MEGA Brands has pledged to donate $500,000 for new Shriners hospital while launching a limited edition Mega Bloks® Fundraising Toy. Montreal - June 6, 2014 - MEGA Brands Inc., a member of the Mattel family of companies (NASDAQ: MAT), announced the start of a new partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Canada. The toy maker has pledged $500,000 to the hospital's Exceptional Care for Exceptional Kids campaign and will launch a custom-made and limited edition Mega Bloks™ First … [Read More...]

Sights, Sounds and Words

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Further Light…by Jim Tresner

This work is a little informational book subtitled Helpful Information for New Master Masons and is intended for those Masons just beginning their journey in the fraternity. It is published by the Masonic Service Association and contains a general summary of the basic fraternal knowledge. One of the book's triumphs is that it gives a small discussion for most of the symbols found in each degree. … [Read More...]

Building Boaz Uncommon Catechism for Uncommon Masonic Education Volume 2 by John Nagy

Building Boaz by Dr. John Nagy

I have come to find that modern Masonic literature can be compared to the preparation of food. Some Masonic literature is too light to satisfy the appetite and too bland to excite the senses. Other works on the subject of the fraternity are too rich and overpowering to the palate and leave the reader with a case of indigestion as he struggles to comprehend the knowledge contained within them. It … [Read More...]

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What’s for Dinner?

When we eat with our Brothers, we digest more than the meal. - Bryce's Law Serving a meal either prior to or immediately … [Read More...]

Haunted Chambers by Karen Kidd

Haunted Chambers, the lives of early women Freemasons.

Join Masonic Central this Sunday, June 28th at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT as we meet and talk to Br. Karen Kidd, the author of the new book … [Read More...]

The Gift of Irish Freemasonry from WEOFM

The latest video in the 2011 Worldwide Exemplification of Freemasonry is up at the weofm.org website, which is titled The Gift of … [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...]

Brent Morris

A Timeline of High-Degree Masonry

From WEOFM Dr. S. Brent Morris, PM gives a video lecture from the WEOFM (Worldwide Exemplification of Freemasonry) series. I have a lot of respect for Br. Morris and think you will appreciate this presentation. Originally published on the WEOFM website on December 31, 2011. An interesting … [Read More...]

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Post modern charity – how it degrades and demoralizes.

Interesting video on post modern charity. Philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving.  It makes an interesting case of how charity has changed in modern society. … [Read More...]

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A Prince Hall Perspective On The Universalism Of Freemasonry Through Religious Toleration

The Beehive is proud to present an article from Brother Samuel L. Parker, Sr. of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Of California. Prince Hall Freemasonry is blossoming with thinkers, writers and reformers who want to bring to the Fraternity an intellectual involvement that can only bring … [Read More...]

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Prince Hall Texas Winter 2009 Grand Lodge Session

The room is quiet in anticipation. The Senior Deacon goes to the door, “Let them enter. Spontaneously 53 Fellowcrafts break into song, Send it on down Send it on down Lord let The Holy Ghost come on down Heavenly Father hear our call And let your Holy Spirit fall Send it on … [Read More...]

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I Had a Dream

I had a dream not long ago.  And in that dream I passed to the Celestial Lodge above where I found myself just outside the Pearly Gates.  There was no St. Peter there to greet me but rather a Wayfaring man with shillelagh and lantern dressed in a cowled robe or tunic with the hood pulled up over his … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

Square and Compass

Veiled Square & Hidden Compasses

By Brother Isaiah Coffey Namaste Hopefully this response will find each of you Immortal Light Beings within the best of health, spirits and the 4 immeasurable states of mind: joy, love, compassion … [Read More...]

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Disillusionment with Freemasonry

The following was shared with me with much trepidation and concern over its reaction. Ironically, I've heard these same words from others in recent months, and it struck me that they were not isolated … [Read More...]

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Natya Raja

In this segment of the Sojourners, this piece, Natya Raja, comes to us from Sanjay Mandaiker.  I met Sanjay through a few  posts about his work with Esoteric Travels, of which Sanjay is the owner. … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

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The Grand Lodge of Arkansas

The Grand Lodge of Arkansas is the next stop on the tour of American Grand Lodges. Arkansas Masonic membership: 17,082 - 2006 16,524 - 2007 gain/loss  -  -558 data from MSANA State population: 2,834,797 as of 2007 (estimated), About the Grand Lodge: The Grand Lodge of Arkansas does … [Read More...]

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vae victis – woe to the vanquished

Osiris, the beaten and dismembered sun god of Egypt,husband and sister to Isis, father of Horus, floats nightly in dark tabernacles on the Nile and Egyptian Lakes until morning comes to renew and restore his place in the sky. Aten, the eye of heaven, the solar disc of the heavens, both the … [Read More...]

Dan Brown to write the Screenplay of The Lost Symbol

From the Hollywood Reporter - Mega-selling mystery author Dan Brown has taken over writing duties on the film adaptation of The Lost Symbol. This is the first time Brown has taken on the job as screen writer as Akiva Goldsman adapted Da Vinci Code and co-wrote, with David Koepp, Angels and … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Montana 3-7-77 – How Freemasonry Tamed a Territory

Author's Note: Now for a real True Story of True Masonry. I first penned the following article in November 2003. It is an interesting historical account of how Freemasonry impacts the development of the United States. INTRODUCTION No institution contains more valuable undeveloped history than … [Read More...]

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The Hassle of Metal Keys

A person's trustworthiness can be measured by the number of metal keys he possesses. Each key represents a trust or responsibility the person has committed to maintaining. I tend to believe the more keys a person has, the more he is trusted; the fewer keys he possesses, less so. I have three sets of … [Read More...]

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The Good Neighbor

BRYCE ON OUR CHANGING WORLD - The joy and benefits of a little cooperation. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Every now and then I take an elderly friend home from my Masonic lodge (I'll pick them up as well). If they need help … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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Palmestry Freemasonry and Apollo

In case you were wondering what those funny hand-signs were, Chris Constantine , editor of the website Let the Truth be Known, has made a video to tell you what they mean. By association, he seems to believe the secret hand and finger signals of Illuminati, Freemasons, Wiccans, Pagans, Druids all … [Read More...]

faithhopeandcharity

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, … [Read More...]

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Grand Historian Walter H. Hunt Commemorates The Battle Of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775

On June 17, 1775 some 2000+ British troops commanded by General Thomas Gage stormed Breed’s Hill where the rebels were encamped. Among subsequent charges up the hill that day Dr. Joseph Warren, Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and a Major General was slain.  This was a … [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...]

Georgia Masonic Black Ball

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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