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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2012, 07:04:11 PM »

Freemasons are prohibited from discussing religion or politics at there gatherings, it is not a religious organisation and has members from many faith groups, including Muslim and Roman Catholic but atheist are excluded from membership.

If it is a secular organisation but allows in members with a faith, why are atheists barred?

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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012, 11:11:41 PM »

Freemasons are prohibited from discussing religion or politics at there gatherings, it is not a religious organisation and has members from many faith groups, including Muslim and Roman Catholic but atheist are excluded from membership.

If it is a secular organisation but allows in members with a faith, why are atheists barred?



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Please read the links, which I hope will give you an insight and a better understanding
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2012, 09:51:41 AM »

Freemasons are prohibited from discussing religion or politics at there gatherings, it is not a religious organisation and has members from many faith groups, including Muslim and Roman Catholic but atheist are excluded from membership.

If it is a secular organisation but allows in members with a faith, why are atheists barred?


From the pages of the UGLE:
"Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can have a belief in a Supreme Being and who are of good repute."

From reading the pages I don't see what's different about Freemasonry than any other organisation that does charitable work (e.g. Round Table etc). In fact the Freemasons limit themselves by requiring members to believe in a "Supreme Being". I suppose that's their loss as people who have no faith but want to contribute to society through some sort of organisation will choose one other than the Freemasons.
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2012, 01:30:56 AM »

Gentlemen...

And there rests MY case!  Tongue
Ooh! Can I join?  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2012, 12:57:41 AM »

Hi Henrietta,

Not in Marple, but the lady masons do meet at Stockport Guildhall, unfortunately I don't know when they meet, but look up them up o the web.
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2012, 10:22:27 PM »

Let's not forget that Freemasons always look after their own. A bit like a self-help society,
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2012, 10:01:16 AM »

Let's not forget that Freemasons always look after their own. A bit like a self-help society,

Bowden Guy,

Are you aware that the Masonic Charities are the largest giver to non masonic charities and second only to the National Lottery.


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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2012, 10:06:22 AM »



Bowden Guy, perhaps this link might enlighten you

http://www.grandcharity.org/pages/medical_research.html
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2012, 10:37:35 PM »

when my youngest son ended up in A and E  at hospital  late at night he was given  a teddy  bear , which  i was told were donated by local freemasons groups Smiley
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