Posted: Feb 19, 2008 8:03 am
Damn! I wrote this whole long response and something funny happened and it went to the previous page.
Anyway, I think you will be dissappointed with how innocuous their agenda is. I checked into them once because all of the mystique associated with them amused me. In San Diego, they required that you be agnostic. I think the way I avoided that one was with a "no problem." Other than that, they required that you donate your time to raise money for some of the charities that they collect for and to attend the meetings from time to time. Their primary agebda seemed to be a fraternal philanthropy. Needless to say, I am sure people use this as a networking device, a source for drinking buddies, because they like the charities they support and because they want some molded plastic placards for back of their car. I am not sure you would have to stay in to find out about how to do magic but it seemed like it would be a long time. Needless to say, you need not be in any hurry to go buy a cloak and start freeing up your midnights.