Freemasons for Dummies
Review by Bro. Bil Vassily, Past Master, Liverpool Syracuse Lodge #501, Grand Lodge of New York used here by permission of Bro. Vassily.
Having been a member of the Masonic fraternity for more than forty years, I have
had occasion to read most of the classics on explaining and defending
Freemasonry. Now we have a single volume that treats the subject in a clear and
<Masonicinfo Note: We can't agree more!>
If you've read this book, you may have noted that one chapter that is mentioned in the introductory remarks (on pages 5 and 288), "Ten Common Masonic Phrases," has gone missing. This was done by the publisher, without telling the author, to cut down a few pages. Brother Hodapp has made it available online at http://members.aol.com/hodapp/fmfd.html which, like everything else in the book, is worth a look.
It is noted too that Bro. Hodapp has listed actor Leonardo DiCaprio as a Famous Mason. Mr. DiCaprio is NOT a member of the Masonic fraternity and we explain that on our page about Famous Non-Masons here. Bro. Hodapp on his website generously mentions our research and agrees that he was in error in so stating. Maybe he'll invite us to travel on his next speaking tour? We'll probably need to make sure he's buying the food though....
And don't forget to see the other books by Chris as well. You'll definitely advance your Masonic knowledge by so doing!
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