Freemasonry is defined as a system of morality, founded on high ideals and encompasses sound moral principles, endeavoring to always bring out the highest and noblest qualities of its members who embrace the opportunity to practice virtues and serve others. It is the giving of ones self, as warranted, without looking for self-gratification, but for the good of the cause.
Freemasonry is an honorable way of living; urging members to practice out of lodge those precepts learned and practiced in it.
Freemasonry is an organization with secrets, not a secret organization.
What Freemasonry Isn’t
Freemasonry is not an organization that makes money or is in search of profit.
Freemasonry does not seek credit, recognition or applause for it’s charity, but promotes the improvement of mankind without self-interest.
Freemasons do not discuss political or religious topics.
Freemasonry is not a cult or religion
What Do Freemasons Do?
Freemasons endeavor to have a genuine desire for knowledge and a sincere wish to become extensively serviceable to their fellow man. Masonic help is always extended to those, who through unforeseen circumstances, have met with misfortune and require assistance. Freemasons from time to time provide voluntary monetary contributions and/or assistance to various charities or persons in distress.
Freemasons attend regular meetings, which are intended to teach lessons of uprightness, invoke leadership skills and cultivate the mind socially and intellectually.
Freemasons strive for truth and curiosity in all things. Each member takes vows of secrecy with the spirit of honesty, friendship, good moral character and equality by their own will and with their own civil, moral and/or religious convictions
Freemasonry does not solicit new members. Membership is gained by an individual request only. Requests for membership are investigated to ensure only persons of good moral character and judgment are considered.
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