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Q: What is Freemasonry?
A: Freemasons are members of a fraternity known as Freemasonry or Masonry. A fraternity is a group of men (just as a sorority is a group of women) who join together because:
•There are things they want to do in the world.
•There are things they want to do "inside their own minds."
•They enjoy being together with men whom they admire and respect.

Freemasonry is the oldest, largest Fraternity in the world. Its members have included kings, presidents, prime ministers, statesmen, generals, admirals, Supreme Court chief justices, corporate CEOs, opera stars, movie stars, and probably, your next door neighbor. And Masonry is always ready to welcome good men into the Fraternity.

No one knows just how old freemasonry is because the actual origins have been lost in time. Probably, it arose from the guilds of stone masons who built the castles and cathedrals of the Middle Ages. Possibly, they were influenced by the Knights Templar, a group of Christian warrior monks formed in 1118 to help protect pilgrims making trips to the Holy Land.

In 1717, Freemasonry members created a formal organization in England when the first Grand Lodge was formed. A Grand Lodge is the administrative body in charge of Freemasonry in some geographical area. In the United States, there is a Grand Lodge of Freemasonry in each state and the District of Columbia. In Canada, there is a Grand Lodge of Freemasonry in each province. Local organizations of Freemasony are called lodges. There are freemasonry lodges in most towns, and large cities usually have several. There are about 13,200 lodges in the United States.


Q: Who are Freemasons?
A: Freemasonry is a unique institution which has been a major part of community life in America for over two hundred and fifty years. It is the world's largest and oldest fraternity, and one that continues to be an important part of many men’s personal lives and moral growth.

The fraternity of Freemasons is an organization of men bound together with a philosophy of moral standards, mutual understanding and brotherhood in which all members are on a level and equal.

Masons are men who have decided they like to feel good about themselves and others. They care about the future as well as the past, and do what they can, both alone and with others, to make the future good for everyone.

Many men over many generations have answered the question, "What are the Masons?" One of the most eloquent was written by the Reverend Joseph Fort Newton, an internationally honored minister of the first half of the 20th century and Grand Chaplain, Grand Lodge of Iowa, 1911-1913.

http://www.freemason.com/education/Masonic_Philosophy.pdf



Q: Is Freemasonry a Religion?
A: Although Freemasonry is not a religion, its emphasis on the Fatherhood of God ensures that the Brotherhood of Man follows naturally. This, coupled with the obligation to abide by the Golden Rule, particularly with a fellow Mason, makes for one of the strongest bonds of society. When you meet other Masons, the odds are very high indeed, that they will treat you as you would like to be treated.


Q: What are the Requirements to Become a Freemason?
A: Be a man at least 18 years of age
Be of good moral character
Believe in a Supreme Being
Ask to join