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What is Freemasonry?    
Freemasonry is Charity from all mankind; practice of the Golden Rule; love of country; serving God with reverence; treating the home and family with tenderness and affection; being humble; helping the weak and the lowly; adherence to the cardinal virtues; and greeting everyone on the same level of human understanding.
 
Is Masonry a Religion?
Though religious in character, Masonry is not a religion, nor a substitute for one. It fosters a belief in a Supreme Being - this being a prerequisite for membership. Freemasonry accepts good men who are found to be worthy, regardless of their religious convictions, and strives to make better men of them by emphasizing a firm belief in the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Man, and the Immortality of the Soul.    
 
Is Freemasonry a Secret Society?    
Freemasonry is secret only in the manner by which one member recognizes another, and its method of symbolic instruction. It is not a secret society, but a society of secrets. Freemasonry makes no attempt to conceal its existence, its principles, its purpose, or its aim. Its members proudly declare their affiliation, Masonic buildings are publicly located and clearly identified. Gatherings of its members are frequently public with announcements published in the press. Its Constitutions are printed for any to see, and its rules and regulations are available for inspection.
 
What is a Masonic Lodge?
The Basic unit of all Grand Lodges is the Masonic Lodge, commonly referred to as the "Blue Lodge." This is where Masonry operates on a local level under the jurisdiction of its Grand Lodge. It is here that the Masonic Lodge acts on petitions for membership in Freemasonry, and confers the three Symbolic Degrees, known as the Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason Degrees.
 
   
Who can become a member?
Membership in Freemasonry is limited to adult males, without regard to race, color, creed, who are of good character and reputation who believe in a Supreme Being.    

(This Content Taken From Golden Rule Lodge Site - Wakefield, MA)

 

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