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Old 14th Feb 2018, 08:53
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland. (No, I just live here.)
Posts: 719
Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
Because you have to be invited, normally. Unless things have changed, they do not normally allow people to put themselves forward for membership.
Here in Ireland, the Grand Lodge says:
Many people assume that to become a Freemason, one must be invited to join. This is not correct. In fact, while members might encourage their friends to join, they do not typically recruit or invite candidates for membership.

A person who is interested in joining is encouraged to simply ask a member. Even if you don’t know a member and wish to join, email us here and a member of Grand Lodge Staff will be happy to deal with your enquiry.
Not that I'll be joining any time soon, since I crash head first in to rule #3 in their Laws & Constitution:
The first condition of admission into, and membership of, the Order is a belief in the Supreme Being. This is essential and admits of no compromise.
i.e. "stupid atheists" (their words) need not apply.
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