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Is Masonry a religion?
No, it is not a religion. This is not to say that masons do not have religious beliefs. One of the tenets of the Masonic Fraternity is that it's members are free to express their beliefs in the religion of their choice. However, it is also a condition of membership that each recognize that the wonders of the universe are not here as a result of the doings of man; but rather a result of a supreme being, who brings order and purpose to our existence.
Is Masonry a secret society?
This is a widespread misconception and is completely untrue. The so-called secrets of freemasonry have actually been in print for well over a century. The fraturnity does nothing to hide its existence, its purpose or its membership. The lessons taught in our meetings are meant for the improvement and education of our members.
What do Freemasons do?
The history and traditions of freemasonry date back to antiquity, with the singular purpose of making good men better. The tenets of our fraternity ; Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth have stood the test of time.
Learning about the Fraternity
If you are interested in learning more about Freemasonry, There are over 50.000 books published on the subject, some of which may be found in your local libraries. Two excellent books that you may wish to read are " The pilgrims Path" Written by John J. Robinson, who after several years of researching the fraternity, became a so impressed with it that he petitioned a lodge and became a member. Another is "the complete Idiots Guide to Freemasonry" Written by S. Brent Morris. Don't let the tittle fool you! You will find it to be a very interesting and myth-busting introduction into the history and practice of Freemasonry.