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So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« on: July 16, 2007, 03:42:02 pm »
I was in DC chilling out walking around when I found it. I have some pictures of the outside, but they're on my camera phone and at night, so you can't really see much. I can put them up later if people care. They give tours, but the number posted on the wall was wrong, and it was a weekend, so I'm sure the masons were pretty busy doing Freemason stuff.

Here's a google pic: http://ownthepress.com/wp-content/uploads/scottish%20temple.jpg

Down a few blocks was the founding church of Scientology. I walked by and word for word, the guy outside said "Hey, you want in?".

Dupont circle is such a fun place.


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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007, 04:04:56 pm »
I'm not sure they call them temples (since I don't think Freemasonry isn't a religion per se).

But you have to admire a building that advertises old-world mysticism like that. If churches were that impressive I still wouldn't go, but they would be a lot cooler.
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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 04:22:56 pm »
If churches were that impressive I still wouldn't go, but they would be a lot cooler.
Though If people did convert to specific religons based upon how cool they looked, Judaism would probably be a lot more popular then it is now.  ;)
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As for the building, Wow. What exactly are freemasons though? As much as I've heard of them I know very little about them. Mainly that it's all somewhat mysterious.
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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007, 04:23:37 pm »
They do, I have a picture of the sign. Once I get cell service I'll post them.
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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007, 04:55:28 pm »
As for the building, Wow. What exactly are freemasons though? As much as I've heard of them I know very little about them. Mainly that it's all somewhat mysterious.

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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007, 07:21:14 pm »
I saw one in Louisiana and recently read this big thick book about them, they're very interesting. (I still only got halfway through before the semester ended.)

Their meeting places are called lodges, and I will probably seriously consider join when I'm 21 or something.

Sorry, can't say things like that, it's supposed to be all secret. I do admire their discipline though.
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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2007, 08:15:45 pm »
Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do! We do!
Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do! We do!
Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg, a star?
We do! We do!
Who robs cave fish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do! We do!

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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007, 08:27:11 pm »
so you remembered the song eh.

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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2007, 11:04:18 pm »
Got it on CD somewhere.

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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2007, 04:22:10 am »
Now lets all get drunk and play ping-pong!
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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2007, 08:23:45 am »
why must these secret societies always stipulate that members must believe in a supreme being?  :(

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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2007, 08:44:24 am »
I don't know but... *walking toward alleyway* if you really must choose...The Will... *gesturing into alley*

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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2007, 09:43:23 am »
why must these secret societies always stipulate that members must believe in a supreme being?  :(

You know, you could always start your own secret society.

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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2007, 10:05:50 am »
Secret societies are treasonous.
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Re: So....I saw a Freemanson Temple the other day...
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2007, 10:38:08 am »
Thank you friend computer.
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