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World Religions - The Freemasons

Freemasonry

What do the Freemasons Believe?

Freemasons claim to be one of the world's oldest and largest fraternal organizations. Their public stance is to be moral and ethical and to make good men better. What exactly do they believe though? Freemasons don't consider Freemasonry to be a religion. They consider it a fraternity and state that their membership is, in fact, made up of people who belong to many different religions. Every member is encouraged, and is completely free, to follow their own private personal beliefs but religion, as such, is not permitted to be discussed in any Lodge.

Freemasonry consists of members who want to govern their spiritual and ethical values while leading a life that blends in well with their social, familial, and religious relationships and duties. They aim to achieve an improved lifestyle and wish to treat all of mankind equally, no matter what their religion, race, or social value may be.

A Freemason should possess the following qualities:

  • Searching for means to contribute to the build-up of an improved community.
  • Showing respect and patience for other peoples’ opinions.
  • Behaving with comprehension and kindness to other individuals
  • Practicing welfare for both his family and community through generous donations and volunteering.
  • Striving to seek the truth and to maintain high standards of moral
  • Actively aiming to accomplish them before death.

In Freemasonry, it is also essential that the member believes in the divine Creator of the whole Universe, and Bestower of life. They believe in a Masonic Ritual which teaches and explains this belief in the Divine. The scriptures that speak of this Divine Ruler, His doings, and His Power upon mankind are called Sacred Writing in Freemasonry. However, although Freemason harbors religious beliefs, there is no promotion of any particular religion in Freemasonry.

 




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We are not alone. There is something out there bigger than ourselves. Where will you go after you die? What do you believe and why do you believe it? What is the point of having a mind if you never change it? Here's a surprisingly unsurprising statistic: Everyone dies sooner or later; there is no escaping it and you will be dead for longer than you are alive. This suggests that eternity might be worth more than a passing thought.

Are you ready for the inevitable? There is no need to be fearful of that inevitable moment, so long as you are prepared and as long as you are not taking comfort in something that sounds nice but is really just positive but wishful thinking. Make your life journey count, consider your eternal destination. Just believing in a lie wont make it truth, no matter how much you want it or how appealing that lie is. It is better to know the truth than to live in the delusion of a lie. No one likes being deceived, but in a world of political correctness, acceptance and anything goes, it is easy to side-step the truth of reality. What REALLY is true?

Can we just make up our own truth and say "well that is true for you, but my truth is something else"? Surely we can't all be right, especially when there are so many contradictory beliefs and top world religions out there.


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