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Old 04-04-2012, 11:35   #6
Batesmotel
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Originally Posted by deputy tom View Post
would not let our closest friends/Brothers sign up and suggested waiting for a traditional class. I must agree with them. Many one day joiners haven't been back to Lodge since and this is a shame.YMMV.tom.
BIG +1.

We do it here but it was intended to alevieate problems with people finishing in a timely manor due to extenuating circumstances. Like military deployment, illness Etc.

Those brothers who did it as an "easy" way to get it done have cheated them selves and many drop out within a year. Those who stick around are having a hard time filling the junior officer seats because they don't have a good grasp of what is going on during the degrees. Both physically as in the floor work and ritual and figuratively as in the meaning and presentation of the ideals of the degree.

I would never suggest it.

The best thing we can do for the fraternity is to be a good example of the merits of Freemasonry and be willing to answer questions from those who are interested.
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