Anyone in a fraternal organization?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jim Nazium, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. I was wondering this recently, and I just saw the Masonic Bassists club thread in the bassists forum. So, there are at least a couple of Masons on the board. Anyone else? Shriners, Odd Fellows, Rotarians, etc?
  2. I'm not sure you can ask this question in these "politically correct" times. You're basically asking, "any gay bass players out there"?
  3. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I dont think its quite the way you put it, but, even in these "politically correct" times, whats wrong with asking if there are any gay bass players about?
    And he's not asking if there are any gay bass players about, he's asking if there are any Freemasons, Shriners, or other members of fraternal organizations here on TB.
  4. I'm a member of a rugby club which currently doesn't have a womens team, if that counts?

    We take showers together and all that too, so pretty similar . . .

  5. :p
  6. Um ... what? As far as I know, these are just social and community service organizations.
  7. casualmadness

    casualmadness Man About Town

    Dec 15, 2005
    I used to be a member of the VFW and the American Legion...if those count. Though I let my membership in both lapse because I never went to either or utilized any of thier facilities or services.
  8. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    No, but I like to play fraternal organization gigs. Those dudes can party!
  9. I am the Grand Poobah of the Loyal Order of Water Buffalos Lodge.
  10. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  11. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Maybe 20 years ago I had a friend who was an avowed Satanist, who also joined the Masons. I asked him why they let him in, and he said "they are desperate for membership, and their only requirement is that you believe in God." I said what about the whole Satan thing, and he said "worshiping Satan implies a belief in God." I asked him what he hoped to get out of membership in the Masons, and he said "mostly this cool ring!" and he showed it with pride.
  13. I was just kidding.
  14. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Inactive

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    What is a "poobah"?
  15. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
  16. vlado


    Mar 14, 2006
    Buje, Croatia
    Does Dudaism count?
  17. I'm a freemason.
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  19. There's nothing wrong with telling someone you're a mason. There is something wrong with a mason going around advertising his membership. You can have most of your questions answered by asking a fellow freemason in person. You will not get any answers via written correspondence of any sort. If you do, you should question it strongly.
  20. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I like the idea, but don't know of any that are inclusive of my views.

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