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    I am a Freemason. What do you want to know? I'll answer what I am allowed to.
     
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    Why aren't girls allowed to be Masons?

    I know, we have the "Jobs Daughters" but what about being a Mason?
     
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    my dad and his dad were masons.....never told me a thing....
     
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    Why didn't you become one?

    I ask, because neither of my brothers became one either.


    I did find my dad's Bible from when he was "inducted" into the Masons, very interesting.
     
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    they both died when i was young.......only recently found their pins....
     
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    Is it true that you guys eat live goats and bathe in their blood?
     
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    So how close to Kevin Bacon does that make him?
     
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    It goes back to the time when Masons were actually tradesmen. Women didn't do manual labor, so they weren't a part of the Masonic Guilds. Since then, Freemasonry has become a fraternity of men. It isn't anything sexist, women actually revered by Masons. The strength of the brotherhood come from a bond between men, one that unfortunately would be broken by a women. It is as simple as men don't understand women and vice versa, so if women were to be allowed to join, the bond would not be as strong. Most lodges do offer an alternative called the Eastern Star.

    In history there has been one female freemason.

    Elizabeth Aldworth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    To better explain, once of the founding landmarks of Masonry was that no woman would ver be made a Mason. Many masons believe that regardless of their opinions of women in masonry, they can not break their obligation. For as upstanding men, their obligation is a sign of faith and what makes them upstanding in the first place. To break it would be dishonorable.
     
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    Same Bible that most Christians read. Mostly Freemasonry is a legacy. Father to son and so forth, Iknow very few Masons that did not know anyone that was a member before they joined.
     

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