Originally Posted by cjlandry
See? That's the whole reason I want to apply. I've never met a Freemason I didn't like.
I'm sure that I've met a lot of Freemasons without knowing their affiliation, but the ones who wear the rings, pendants, vehicle emblems, etc. have always been exemplary gentlemen.
I would like to be as fine and upstanding as those I've met.
I want to learn to be selfless, to be a better husband and father, and a generally better member of my community and society in general.
I focus too much on my own desires, and I want to get away from all that. I've tried religions and "fellowships", and none have worked for me, because they never made sense to me.
From what little I know, I believe that your organization can teach me things that I wouldn't be able to learn elsewhere.
As a Master Mason who has done many interviews with potential candidates, I can tell you that these are EXACTLY the types of answers that I like to hear.
I am in San Antonio. If there is anything I can do to help you along the way, please do not hesitate to ask.
I think the "religion" angle has been covered very well here. You fit the requirements.
As for the clean cut appearances? Masonry doesn't judge a "book by the cover" so to speak. I sit in lodge with everyone from merchant marines, bikers, retired military officers, doctors, etc. From pinstripe suits to biker gear to overalls.
I can't tell you how proud I am to hear that your experiences with Brothers have been so positive. That's the very reason I became a Mason. There is something very unique and special in an organization that takes men from all walks of life that are dedicated to the very same things. Becoming better men, fathers, husbands.
Keep us posted on your journey!