March 2013 archive

Mar 28

Does Freemasonry support a political party?

No. Freemasonry is not political. It expects its members to form and keep their own political convictions, and it does not permit discussion on political matters at Masonic meetings and gatherings. Traditionally, some orders may be, in some countries, identified with some political wings or parties. But the reality is that members of all parties …

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Mar 28

Is Freemasonry a religion?

No. Freemasonry is not a religion, or a combination of religions, nor is it a substitute for religion. It expects its members to adhere to their own faith, and it does not permit discussion on religious matters at Masonic meetings and gatherings, other than to augment their understanding of humanity in a fraternal atmosphere of …

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Mar 27

What are the advantages or privileges of being a freemason?

None other than fraternally working towards improving yourself, be of service to your fellow women and men, and search for the truth. There are no financial incentive in being a member. It will not give you a job, a business advantage, or help you escape the law.

Mar 27

Is Le Droit Humain recognized by other masonic orders?

Le Droit Humain is in fraternal relations with a number of masonic orders (meaning recognition is reciprocal and members can intervisit). Le Droit Humain recognises a number of masonic orders (but is not reciprocally recognized by them as a regular masonic order.) If you belong to a masonic order: Ask your order if you want …

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Mar 27

What is the highest “level” or “degrees” of Freemasonry? Is it 3? or 33? or 34?

This point is often misunderstood included by Freemasons themselves. The highest degree in Freemasonry is the 3rd: Master Mason There is no “higher” level than the 3rd. It is the degree needed to take part in masonic work, for instance chairing a lodge meeting. A Master Mason is as high as you can get as …

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Mar 27

Is Freemasonry a secret organization?

No. It is an organization with secrets. It is not a “secret society” with nefarious aims or criminal activities, covered by a coded language. But it is an organization that needed, at a time in its history, to be discrete. This required some signs to recognize people that could be trusted, at a time when …

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Mar 27

Is membership a secret?

No. And Yes… No, not for you No, it is not one of the “secret” of Freemasonry. You can reveal your membership to whom you want, when you want. It is even strongly encouraged that you let your family know. It is encouraged that you let your friends know. Because family and friends are the …

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Mar 27

What is Le Droit Human?

The International Order of Freemasonry for men and women, Le Droit Humain, is worldwide. Membership is open to all adults, without distinction of gender, biological heritage or personal beliefs. Our Order is founded on the ancient teachings and traditions of Freemasonry. An Irish lodge has been in the process of being founded since 2012, as …

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Mar 26

Can you be a freemason if you are… gay?

Yes. We do not discriminate on any irrelevant grounds. Some Freemason orders may feel that their traditions warrant such discrimination, but ours feels that such discrimination is counter productive in our search for truth and self-improvement. Without entering in the debate of knowing if sexual orientation is the result of a nature or of a …

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Mar 26

Can you be a freemason if you are… not well-off?

Yes. We do not discriminate on any irrelevant grounds. Some Freemason orders may feel that their traditions warrant such discrimination, but ours feels that such discrimination is counter productive in our search for truth and self-improvement. The cost of being a Freemason is similar to the cost of belonging to any club or organization. It …

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