Freemason Information

So my boyfriend was talking to me about Freemasons. His grandfather was a Master Mason and he is very interested in becoming a Freemason himself... I'm not sure how to feel about it because before he had talked about it I had never heard of it before. I am very supportive of the things he wants to do I just don't know much about this topic and research doesn't help much.


I was also wondering about the rings for men because he was very interested in those.

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Feb 09, 2015
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Good questions
by: Lant

Thank you for your interest. Freemasonry is a fraternity, a group for men. Its origins are a bit misty, but we know there were Freemasons in Britain in the 1600s. Modern Masonry exists in most countries, generally excepting theocracies and dictatorships. Its ultimate goal is generally stated as being that of 'making good men better'.

It does this through strong use of symbolism and allegory. For instance, much of Masonry is formed around an allegorical history of the construction of King Solomon's temple in Jerusalem; the story is used to teach and remind Masons of the struggles all men will face in their lives and how they may best be overcome. The simple hand tools of stone-working masons are used as symbols to remind of the virtues a good man is expected to cultivate. For instance, the square reminds one so taught that he is to treat all people 'squarely' - fairly, in other words.

Now, to dispel some of the rumours you have probably seen during your researches to date, Freemasonry has no central head or world governing body, is not a religion, does not involve blood sacrifices and is not involved in Satanic worship. Our members are expected to obey the laws of the land they live in and are encouraged to worship according to their own faiths.

The requirements for a man to join include a minimum age, of good character, and self-supporting. To join, a man must believe in a supreme being, but we do not support or disapprove of any particular faiths.

Hope that helps.

Feb 09, 2015
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Oops - forgot about the rings
by: Lant

Many Freemasons are proud to show their membership with Masonic rings, ball caps, licence plates andd so forth. (So much for the 'secret society' claim!) Different jurisdictions have different rules about who can wear them. I would suggest that your boyfriend checks with his lodge once he has joined.

Sep 04, 2015
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by: Anonymous

None of whom you rundown are Freemasons. Freemasonry is a crew, not a religion. It is not evil in nature or birthplace. On the off chance that you need to view a more precise rundown of renowned Freemasons and in addition improve comprehension of what.

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