Category: FAQ – Freemasonry

What is Freemasonry, in a nutshell?

Freemasonry is an initiatory system containing the keys to the ancient mysteries, which are experienced through a series of mystery dramas designed to open up and deepen awareness and understanding. You can find more on the details here:

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.

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.

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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