Albert Cowan

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Are freemasons above the law?

Freemasons are under the same civil laws as ll citizens, and they apply stringent criteria to themselves than the law demands. Thus, one found guilty of a crime does no longer meet the requirements of good character, whether or not an official internal inquiry has been held. By breaking the civil law, in ways that …

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Is Freemasonry a cult?

No, but any cult would say that. First, let’s clarify how the world “cult” and “sect” can have multiple usages: mainstream religious cult and philosophical sects made of follower of the likes of Plato, are not what this question is addressed at. The question refers to some form of organization that submits members’ wills and …

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Are freemasons worshipping the devil?

No. Freemasonry is not a worship. We do not worship any entity. And any worship, under any name, which is offensive to our humanistic values is not compatible with Freemasonry.

Is Le Droit Humain the only “real” Freemasonry order in Ireland?

No. There are more than one order of Freemasonry in Ireland, and Le Droit Humain is the latest addition. Some others orders may or may not recognize us as “real” or “valid” or “fraternal”, they may see our order as being out of order and “irregular”. They would not allow their members to visit us, …

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How much does it cost to join Freemasonry?

The cost of joining the Order is associated with the cost of running it. The total cost will depend on each lodge, but it should never exceed what you would be ready to pay for joining a club (a choir, a theater group, a sports club or a gym). There is a once-off joining fee …

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Can you be a freemason if you are… an atheist?

Yes. We do not discriminate on any irrelevant grounds. The reference to the “Great Architect of the Universe” (formerly the “Supreme Being” found in the French Constitution) does not necessitate the belief in a personal deity or in any deity. It does not contradict such as belief either, but it does not imply it. The …

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Will a judge show leniency to me if we are both freemasons?

A judge should be impartial, and Freemasons should be law abiding. So your membership as a Freemason would not tilt the balance of Justice one way or the other. But if it did (it won’t), it should be in the sense of more severity. If you are committing a crime in civil law, you have …

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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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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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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.