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What is Freemasonry?

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It is a Universality

Freemasonry is the largest and oldest secular fraternal order in the world.

It crosses all religious boundaries in order to bring men together from all countries, sects, and opinion in peace and harmony.

 

It is a universal brotherhood, dedicated to serving the divine by service to family, country, and mankind.

It is a Philosophy

Freemasonry is a philosophical organization that emphasizes the study of moral symbols to build character.

This education is, in part, the foundation of a more profound understanding of mankind and his existence. Freemasonry teaches about the value of people and the meaning of relativism over personal individualism.

The real nature of Freemasonry is the spiritual force behind each member, improving him or herself morally by associating with other like-minded individuals.

It is a Bond

Freemasonry acts as a social organization, promoting the interaction between like-minded men within the lodge to build bonds between them.

 

By fostering this brotherhood, relationships are made that remain even outside the comforts of the lodge, and genuine affection prevails. Wherever traveling, Masons meet and greet other Masons as brothers.

It is a Spiritual Congress

Freemasonry opens the eyes of men to the knowledge that the road to happiness is found in striving for the perfection of the spirit, the intellect, and the soul; for man to reach toward his fullest potential.

Differing from religious institutions, Freemasonry sees all men as equal by not drawing on division of beliefs.

Fellow Freemasons are regarded as brothers because of the rituals of Freemasonry; remaining virtually unchanged for hundreds of years.

 

By accepting men of all faiths, they learn and teach the truths of morality, justice, patriotism, and brotherly love; all expressed through reverence to the divine Great Architect of the Universe.