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Ask the Grand Master… Anything!

GMM_SimonWhile some Grand Lodge officers are barely able to use their email, Connecticut’s Grand Master, MW Bro. Simon LaPlace, is going to do an AMA on Reddit Friday afternoon, June 7, from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Reddit is a news aggregate site, similar to Digg or Stumble. Users submit news items and articles of interest, and readers vote on the quality, timeliness, and usefulness of the item. As the site has grown over the last five or six years, users have added sub-groups, so people interested in certain topics can find items more easily. There are now several thousand interest groups, ranging from art, to cooking,  exercise,  investing, home remodeling, coin collecting, bicycling, and yes, even Freemasonry. I know this because I happen to be a mod on the Reddit Freemasonry group, along with another one of your blogging friends, The Millennial Freemason.

/r/freemasonry, as the group  is known, has been growing steadily for the last couple of years, with now well over 2,000 members. Since the Reddit user demographic tends to be late teens to 30s, the members are mainly younger (i.e., newer) Masons, most of whom are enjoying the opportunity to ask questions and trade ideas with Freemasons in other jurisdictions.

The other day, after I had been writing about how great Masonry is in Connecticut, and how progressive the Grand Lodge was with regard to online communication, one of the members asked if our Grand Master would consider doing an AMA. The next thing we knew, we had it set up.

An AMA is an online Reddit interview, in which a person of interest agrees to stay online for a few hours, answering questions from random users, mainly, but not always, about the topic at hand. While there have been several Freemasons who have volunteered for these on the subgroup /r/iama, MW Simon will be the first Grand Master — and apparently the highest ranking Mason ever — to sit in for one.

For some reason, I’m sure that this won’t stop the various conspiracy nuts from asserting that “Yeah, he might be a Grand Master, but he’s still not a high-enough ranking Mason to know the *real*truth about the Illuminati — Zeta-Reticulan — NWO conspiracy.”

If any Freemasons are reading this, please stop by and join in the fun. If non-Masons are reading this, please stop by and ask questions or offer up comments.

Friday, June 7th 3 pm to 6 pm EDT

Be there and be square!

 


Edit: Here’s the link to the AMA.

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  1. June 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Sounds good… I don’t use Reddit myself, but I wish you guys all the best with the event. Sounds like it will be interesting.

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  2. June 7, 2013 at 11:03 am

    This is gonna be good.

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  3. June 7, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Thanks – joined the Freemason subReddit. Will post!

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  4. January 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

    You might be interested in the California Freemasons’ Youtube channel. The Grand Master has been issuing a video message every couple of weeks. He invites comments and questions! https://www.youtube.com/user/CaliforniaMasons/videos

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  5. October 23, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Richard /Obviously Ken hasn’t been to a Masonic temple in Utah. Most ahoolcl is prohibited at masonic temples in Utah. No masonic temple in Utah has a bar most temples don’t have a pool table in Utah. Obviously without a bar, liquor sales are not a source of revenue for the fraternity, in Utah. I would encourage everyone to attend one of Matt’s fine lectures, and learn a little more about Free Masonry.

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