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What is Freemasonry?

The society of Freemasons is more in the nature of a system of Philosophy or of moral and social virtues taught by symbols, allegories, and lectures based upon fundamental truths. The observance of which tends to promote stability of character, conservatism, morality and good citizenship.

Masonic symbolism

Freemasonry Is

  • An educational, benevolent, charitable society

  • It seeks to make good men better

  • A multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-generational organization

  • An organization of men with a belief in one god or deity

  • An opportunity to improve one’s self

  • Rich in history, tradition and patriotism

  • A way of life


Freemasonry Is Not

  • A secret society

  • It does not solicit members

  • A religious organization

  • A place to discuss political or religious views

  • An organization made for profit

Freemasonry (or Masonry) is one of the world's oldest and largest fraternal organizations, whose members are concerned with moral and spiritual values. The Fraternity aims to unite men of differing beliefs into a harmonious and productive community through the application of Masonic moral values and the practice of benevolence, intellectual development, and mutual respect. The necessary prerequisite for acceptance into the Masonic fraternity is the belief in a Supreme Being and membership is open to men of all races and religions who profess belief in a deity and are of good rapport.

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