What are the Freemasons?

by Krishna Teja

What are the Freemasons and what do you do?

Is freemasonry a religion, or some kind of secret organization?

Why is your organization so secretive?

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Dec 28, 2014
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by: Fred

We are members of a fraternity, and like most fraternities, we are a society with secrets. Passwords, certain phrases, are used to identify members. The secret information is information that identifies us to each other. We are NOT a religion. Our buildings are c alled temples, since they are all supposed to represent the Temple of King Solomon.

Jan 03, 2015
Thanks for asking
by: Lant

I would add to Fred's response that we have in reality very few true secrets. About the only real ones are methods of recognizing other Masons. A Freemason can coint on a warm welcome anywhere in the world; there are people who would abuse such trust and we thus reserve such proof of identity to ourselves.

Another area with a bit of secrecy are our ceremonies, which are proven teaching tools to pass on our philosophies. While there is nothing particularly surprising in them, they would not be nearly as effective if a candidate walked in knowing them, so we don't discuss or publicize them, either.

As to us being a secret society, how many secret societies would be hosting this public debate on a public website?

Apr 15, 2015
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