lebsteve

Steve is part of the publishing team of Al-Khabar. He was initiated into Neptune Lodge 5150 EC In 1986 and completed his third degree by being exalted into Neptune’s Royal Arch Chapter in 1989; he also enjoyed two successive years in the Chair of KS in 1993/4. He has also enjoyed being a Mark Master Mason and a Royal Ark Mariner. He has been honoured with the position of Past Provincial Deputy Grand Registrar. All the articles are his own and represent no Official Masonic Body

My Lebanon Experience – a Recent Visit

I recently returned to the UK from a trip to Lebanon, the main purpose of which was to enjoy a holiday break and spend time with the Editor in Chief of Al-Khabar.co; it was most enjoyable, she is a wonderful young lady with one of the best families I have …

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More Masonic Myths and Misunderstandings surrounding Freemasonry

More Masonic Myths and Misunderstandings surrounding Freemasonry Ever since its evolution in the 16th – 17th centuries into a free, accepted and speculative philosophical society – or into a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols – there has always been many a “tall tale” regarding …

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Just what is meant by Morality

As regular readers know, I am often asked questions that relate to Freemasonry, and knowing that having sound morals is at the heart of Freemasonry, I wasn’t surprised to be asked “exactly just what is morality?” Well, firstly, English being the strange language it is, let’s understand morals, as in …

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Freemasons are Definitely NOT Against any Religion

The following questions were found on a Twitter post which began “I am really disappointed to see some FM [Freemasons?] proclaiming themselves ‘enemies of religions.’” Then: “Que de Dualisme et de radicalite, aurait-on perdu tout sens de la nuance – What Dualism and radicalism, would one have lost all sense …

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Honour related to Marriage, Sex and Promiscuity

I’ve been asked a question relating to honour, especially when this comes to marriage, sex and a liberal life, cohabiting (unmarried man and lady living together) and children. Questions such as these when addressed to me are always related to the attitude of Freemasons, and initially my answer is that …

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Freemasonry – Regularity and Recognition

As I’ve said many times, the misinformation, most of it quite ridiculous, associated with Freemasonry is abundant and has been for almost as long as the first Grand Lodge was formed in London in 1717. The latest questions that came my way are somewhat confusing; they are related to Lebanon. …

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Misconceptions with respect to becoming a Freemason

It is always amazing to hear the views some people have of Freemasonry, and in this case what some believe is needed to become a Freemason. For example, I am told that in Lebanon, apparently, these strange views on membership of Freemasonry are prolific. So let me explain just what …

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