Category: FAQ – Membership

Jun 29

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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May 24

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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May 21

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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Apr 27

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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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 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 26

Can you be a freemason if you are… a politician?

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. On the one hand, we do encourage our members to remain active on all the dimensions of their lives …

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Mar 26

Can you be a freemason if you are… “Colored”?

Yes. We do not discriminate on any irrelevant grounds. Especially not based on racist fantasies. 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. First, the term “Colored” (or “Black”, or “Negro”, or “Asian”, or “Caucasian”, or …

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Mar 26

Can you be a freemason if you are… a woman?

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. We know that good people can be of any gender: male, female, cis- or trans-. After all, before any …

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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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