Quoting Most Worshipful Trump:
“The biggest secret we have is that we have no secrets. Our Lodges are clearly marked and easy to find. Any organization whose members wear insignias of identification, who advertise their meetings on signboards, and who identify their meeting places with known symbols cannot be considered secret.”
“There are some things, however, that are known only among Lodge members and Masonic Brothers, but these are limited to our obligation, certain parts of our Ritual, and our modes of recognition, such as passwords and grips. These type secrets are the reminders of the days when Masons had to meet and identify each other in total secrecy as a practice to save their lives. There were in these times terms, phrases, and questions that allowed a Mason to identify another Brother, especially a Brother in need. There are other reasons today for secret identification.” – Most Worshipful Donald Trump
Is Freemasonry a religion?
Although spiritual in nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. However, to become a member, one must believe in deity.
What are the requirements to join?
Although there is some variation by State, you must be male, at least 18 years of age, who believes in deity, and has no felony convictions.
Individual Lodges may have additional requirements such as waiting periods, attendance, participation etc. prior to being initiated so check with the Lodge you are interested in prior to applying for membership.
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