Monday, July 18, 2016

Grand Master Finds New Masons are Disillusioned with Titles

Knockemstiff, OH - Illustrious and Most Worshipful Grand Master (MWGM) of Ohio Masons Bobby Bill, Jr., 33°, Knights of the York Court of Honour (KYCH), Knight Commander of the Court of
Honor (KCCH), Past Imperial Potentate (PIP) of the Oriental Shrine, Past Grand High Priest (PGHP) of Royal Arch Masons in Ohio, Past Right Eminent Grand Commander of The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (aka Knights Templar), Chief Adept of the Ohio College of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF), Most Illustrious Companion, Past Sovereign Grand Master of the Allied Masonic Degrees, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Past Worthy Grand Patron of the Ohio Grand Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, Supreme Imperial Turtle Emeritus of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles, Past Grand Chancellor of the Grand College of Rites of the United States of America, First Grand Master Mason of the the Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisterers, and Bricklayers (The Operatives), Provincial Grand Master of the Masonic Order of Athelstan, KSM, Past Sovereign Grand Preceptor of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor, Honorary Past Commander-General of the Masonic Order of the Bath in the United States of America, Past Provincial Grand Master of the Royal Order of Scotland, Past Grand Preceptor of the Grand College of America Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests (HRAKTP), Past Director of Muskingum Court No. 66 Royal Order of Jesters (ROJ), Past Grand Master of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Grand Lodge of Ohio, Past Grand Monarch of the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm (MOVPER), Past Sovereign Grand Master of the National Sovereign Sanctuary Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim for the United States and Jurisdictions, Past Grand Royal Patron of the Order of the Amaranth Grand Court of Ohio, Past Supreme Tall Cedar of the Supreme Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America, wonders why new Masons are disillusioned by titles.

 - Knight Kadeuch Kennedy MacFaulty, 69˚, of the Mediocre Elu

20 comments:

  1. I can't believe MW Bill isn't even a Sciot.

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  2. Speaking as a younger Mason who is heavily involved in several groups as well as Grand Lodge committees, you've nailed it with this one. Thank you! When will we get back to the substance behind the titles, and not just collect them like they're Pokemon?

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    1. so well describe, we have the same here VERMONT , Masons collecting titles like baseball cards thinking it makes them better Mason, they should learn the first degree we mention to the new one... TITLES AND HONORS CAN NEVER SERVE YOU AS A PASSPORT TO THE GRAND LODGE ABOVE.

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    2. Well said...


      AFMR

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  3. You forgot "Grand Supreme Ruler of the Order of the Secret Monitor (Brotherhood of David and Jonathan)" I'm certain I can see the jewel on his chest, somewhere.

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  5. George Nixon ShulerJuly 18, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    Reminds me kind of Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, "Player Piano," in which a visiting sheik from some made-up Mideast nation and his aide were caught in the middle of a revolution here in the U.S., and were mistaken for Shriners. The rebels were luddites (haters of technology) and were loosely organized into units according to their fraternal affiliations, in the 1950s, as this was a "high point" of fraternal organization membership. It was an absurdist side plot in the story. The Sheik could not comprehend the differences between workers and slaves.

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  6. Hilarious.

    Reminds me of the rankes of TRES in Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum.

    There are bogus "GL" with similar titles:

    http://freimaurer-wiki.de/index.php/En:_Fakes_and_Phonies:_The_Nuwaupian_Grand_Lodge

    The alternative:
    Stay true to your
    BLUE LODGE FOREVER.

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  7. Ha! We can all relate to this one! ... But there is one title the author did not include: Brother.

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  8. This man has not eaten a meal at home in... I'm gonna wager DECADES!!

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  9. I stood next to a man at introductions that insisted his litany of titles be given. I leaned over to him and whispered, "and a parteridge in a pear tree." (broke him of the habit! :D )

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  10. You know what? He's an active Brother. Not sure what the fuss is.

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  11. LOL funniest article I read in a while. I am still in the petitioning phase right now as my lodge has went dark for summer. But i hope to be as active as this guy is! lol

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  12. I frequently tell people, after listing all the letters before and after my name, that all this and 2.74 will not get me on the subway.

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  13. Titles are fine, and most of them are well earned.
    But on Title can replace doing what Masons are meant to do. Where is the Title for help a single fallen Brother, His Widow, or Orphans?

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  14. For folks who want to join everything in the lodge and shrine, I say, I hope you are not married. Because your wife and children will suffer. In our training, we are told to never harm home. Well, if you are at the lodge/shrine 5 nights a week, you ARE harming home.

    2 nights a week should be limit for married fathers. Anything more than that savagery.

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  15. I'm wondering if anyone has told MWB Kaylor about this. He might welcome a couple weeks off from traveling.

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  16. For those that don't know, there is a Knockemstiff, OH. It's in Ross County less than 20 miles from my Lodge. Fred Shoemaker, Orient #321

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