Welcome to the Unhypnotize Truth Community!
A great place to discuss conspiracies, UFOs, NWO, truth, reality and enlightenment.

• » Conspiracies Discussions
• » UFOs and Extraterrestrial
• » Spiritual and Paranormal
• » World and Alternative News

Its time to wake up to the global conspiracy...and move beyond...
Our community is here to spread truth, discuss the Global Conspiracy and the world wide Truth Movement!

YES! I want to register for free right now!
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Masonic Lodges in Ohio host open houses to dispel myths, answer questions

  1. #1
    UHF JUNKIE UHF Moderator Rank ricklbert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    2,611
    Rep Power
    10

    Masonic Lodges in Ohio host open houses to dispel myths, answer questions

    In my eyes the Mason's (ILLUMINATI) at the top are getting worried about all of the talk and rhetoric on the internet more to come on this....ricklbert

    Masonic Lodges in Ohio host open houses to dispel myths, answer questions

    By PATRICIA A. WEST-VOLLAND • Correspondent • March 22, 2009



    ZANESVILLE - In an attempt to dispel myths and give the public a chance to ask questions, every Masonic Lodge in the state hosted open houses yesterday.



    It was the first time the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio has hosted such an event with all 518 Lodges in the state being open to the public throughout the day.

    "It's (the open house) to take away some of the mystery," Allen French, secretary of LaFayette Lodge 79, said. "People drive by the buildings and wonder what goes on in there. If you've got a question, we'll try to answer them."

    "The main reason is the negative stuff you hear. It's kind of piqued peoples' interests," he added.

    While few visitors took advantage of the opportunity at that lodge, Paul Ross, Master, and French were on hand to answer questions about the Masons, a men's organization.

    One thing that seems to be a mystery to some people is the use of symbols. The symbols serve a purpose and carry a message too, French said.

    "We teach lessons in life through symbols. Everything has a symbol and a moral story to go with it," he added as he pointed to various symbols in the room.

    Both men would encourage men to join the group for many reasons.

    "It's (Freemasonry) an organization that makes good men better. It takes three-months to become a member," French said.

    Freemasons is an international organization with the largest membership being in the United States. The organization promotes friendship and families.

    "There's more Masons in the U.S. than in the other countries. I don't know about now but at one time Ohio had the biggest membership in the U.S.," French said.

    "It's about the fellowship and friendship they (members) can have. Anywhere you go you run into a Mason. It's like anywhere you go you've got a friend to call for help," Ross added.

    While Ross and French were promoting the Masons, Brooke Anderson was available with information about the Order of the Eastern Star Muskingum 485, a group that offers membership to both females and males.

    "It's the largest fraternal organization in the world that both men and woman can belong. Ohio is the largest Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star. We do family things. It's a family-oriented group. If you look at the rolls you'll find three and four generations listed," she said.

    The Eastern Star has been a part of Sharon Ross' family for four-generations now. Her grandmother, Lulu Tallman, passed the gavel to Ross' parents, Charles and Dorothy Richards, who passed it to Sharon and her husband, Paul, who then passed it to their daughter, Kimberly Baldwin.

    "It's a way of helping others in the community. You form a lot of good friendships," Sharon Ross said.

    Sheila Turner, a member of the Zane Court 36 Order of Amaranth, agreed with Ross that helping others was the goal of the groups.

    "It helps better yourself and you want to help people. Everything in Eastern Star is based on the Bible and the Bible's teachings. It's all toward helping others," Turner said.

    The Masons and the Eastern Star support many national, state and local organizations. The Eastern Star has about 150 members and supports the local Red Cross, the Animal Shelter Society, Girl Scouts, Transitions, the World War II Memorial and others.

    "We have a lot of fun while doing a lot of good work at the same time," Anderson said.

    Freemasonry's first Grand Lodge was chartered in 1717. The Lodge of Amity first organized in1808 and the LaFayette Lodge began in 1825. Amity was one of six state lodges that started the Grand Lodge of Ohio. The Eastern Star dates back to 1850 with the local chapter organizing in 1924.

    "For 200 years there's been a building in the area," French said.

    In addition to the Lafayette Lodge, there are nine other Masonic Lodges in Muskingum County. The Shriners, Scottish Rites and Grotto are but a few of the branches of the Freemasons. Each group supports their own charities and makes an important contribution to their communities and the country.

    To become a member, an application must be obtained from a member or lodge, signed by two current members. Male applicants need to be 19-years old, live in the state for at least one year and believe in a supreme being. Masonry is not a religion to encourage people of every faith to become members.

    The Lafayette Lodge 79 meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. and the Eastern Star Muskingum 485 meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at 3867 North Pointe Drive. The Zane Court 36 Order of Amaranth meets the second Wednesday of the month at Leasure Masonic Park, 1329 Richey Road.
    “How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.”

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  2. #2
    UHF JUNKIE UHF Moderator Rank ricklbert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    2,611
    Rep Power
    10

    Re: Masonic Lodges in Ohio host open houses to dispel myths, answer questions

    Related Article:


    Local Freemasons sponsor Open House to dispel notion fraternity is 'secretive'

    BY TY WRIGHT • E-G Staff Photographer • March 22, 2009










    LANCASTER - On Saturday afternoon, the Lancaster Masonic Lodge No. 57 opened its doors to the public in an effort to "expose Masonry to people."



    Visitors were welcomed by Freemason members to tour the lodge and ask questions about the organization.

    Mike McCandlish, a third-generation Mason and Junior Warden of Lancaster Masonic Lodge No. 57, said opening the doors of the lodge can help people understand a little more about the world's oldest operating men's fraternity.

    "By opening the doors we are trying to expose Masonry to people," McCandlish said. "We are trying to be more visible to the community by showing the people what we are and what we do."

    Freemasonry is the oldest and largest men's fraternity in the world - about 4,000 years old - and have about 2 million members in North America alone - 110,000 of those being Ohio Freemasons.

    But as the oldest and largest men's fraternity around many myths and legends have developed during the years describing the Freemasons as a "secret society."

    But McCandlish said many of the myths just aren't true.

    "We are a society with secrets, but we are not a secret society," McCandlish said. "The secrets that we have pertain to tradition and Masonic rituals."

    Lancaster resident and local business owner Dick Benadum, who is the secretary recorder of the four Masonic bodies, has been a member of the Lancaster Masonic Lodge for the past 58 years.

    Benadum, who is one of 332 members on the Lancaster Masonic Lodge roster, said he always has enjoyed being a Freemason and enjoys watching the new faces which join the organization.

    "I enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie we have," said Benadum. "I really enjoy the ritualistic work and bringing new members in. Maybe they will enjoy it as much as I have."
    “How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.”

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  3. #3
    Probationary UHF Member shawn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Masonic Lodges in Ohio host open houses to dispel myths, answer questions

    Nah we aint worried and have nothing to hide actually. You can get on the internet and watch out full initiation rituals... with the internet, there are no secret, heck wikileaks proved that LOL. But for me not to talk about our rituals is still me being true to my Masonic obligations and for that, I am proud of... The reality of our secrets is a great historical lesson tho. Back in the days of stone Masons, the original Masons that is...they had to keep their masonry trades secret for competitive reasons and such and that is where secrecy is risen from, its a symbol and that is a big part of our fraternity.

    The biggest secret about Freemasonry is we love to eat together... there I spilled the bean, off with my tounge haha

  4. #4
    Moderator UHF Moderator Rank Denise's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    2,183
    Rep Power
    10

    Re: Masonic Lodges in Ohio host open houses to dispel myths, answer questions

    I believe that the Masons are not a problem, but they are a puzzle piece in the global conspiracy. Most(99%) of Masons are good people who love their family and friend and have no intentions that are sinister. I know 6 guys who are masons and they are all stand up guys. I would trust them with my life.

    The mason don't just seek people in places of power, they have blue collar worker in the fraternity. Other groups similar to the masons limit to certain initiates to certain talents or blood lines. The Masons are a secret society which suggest something sinister.

    The mason have been infiltrated by the Illuminati just like almost all secret society and fraternities. The Masons at the top know this, but its highly compartmentalized, so they only know what is necessary to do the job.
    You know they are listening to you but they can't hear you.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 14th, 2009, 09:07 AM

Tags for this Thread