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Famous Masons

Posted by Bro. Zabinsky on Mar 3, 2012 in Masonic History

A few of my favorite Texas masons – great men one and all.

Sam Houston at San JacintoStephen F. Austin
“The Father of Texas”

Sam Houston
“A Man of Honor”

William B. Travis
“God and Texas – Victory or Death”

James Bowie
“Greatest Figher in the Southwest”

David Crockett
“King of the Wilderness”

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Masonry in Texas

Posted by Bro. Zabinsky on Mar 2, 2012 in Masonic Articles, Masonic History

article posted on the Grand Lodge of Texas website -By Erik X BriseƱo

Freemasonry is a fraternity. Its membership is restricted to men, but there is no hazing as is found in some college fraternities. The Masonic Order is a serious group. It exists to take good men and help them to become better men. Thus, it is not a reform society. It does not exist to reform criminals, nor would such persons benefit from its teachings.

Masonry developed from lodges of operative or stone masons. The Masonry of today is distinguished from the stone masonry of old by being referred to as “Speculative” Masonry. Speculative or FREEmasonry does not work with stone but instead works on the lives of men. Its teachings take the imagery of carpentry and architecture and use that imagery to teach by symbols about building a good character.

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