Speaking as a lapsed Freemason, (Third degree master mason and senior warden when nobody else could remember the words, it is all a bit silly.)Doctor X wrote: ↑Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:55 am Enjoying a spot of Rumpole on the YouTube and noticed a comment. For context, a secret society with a silly two-fingered handshake is involved for a "more secret than Masons" group. The English men and their two fingers . . . no . . . wait. . . .
"FlAWLeSS . . . VICTORY!"mikelheron20 When I graduated in 1973 I shook the hand of the Vice Chancellor - a well known Freemason. I wasn't a Mason but for the hell of it I gave him a Masonic handshake. The look on his face was priceless. They still believe their silly rituals are secret despite the existence of hundreds of books and television documentaries revealing their childish secrets.
Bengali In Platforms He probably just thought you had no respect and were being a twat
It's mostly to do with raising money for charity, no bad thing, and, if you're of a spiritual persuasion Masons are encouraged to view the "craft" as an enhancement to their existing faith, which all Masons are required to have.
The "secret" handshakes, grasps etc. etc. have been common knowledge for ages, as have the ceremonies, rituals and all the rest of it.
I joined up to meet my father at the lodge once a month, as he lived a hundred miles away and it was a chance to have a few beers, a good meal and meet up with a few decent chaps.
It's about as sinister as the cub scouts, probably as sinister as the Beavers, (who thought of that?)