The truth about the Freemasons
By Michael M’mata
Freemasonry is a centuries-old fraternal organization that traces its origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons.
It regulates the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients, and offers three main degrees: Apprentice, Journeyman or Fellowcraft, and Master Mason.
These degrees are administered by Craft or Blue Lodge Freemasonry.
Additionally, there are other degrees that vary by location and jurisdiction, and are usually administered by different bodies.
One of the defining characteristics of Freemasonry is that it is non-religious and non-political.
It is also one of the world’s largest and oldest charitable organizations, with various Grand Lodges or Grand Orients operating independently and sovereignly, without affiliation to any other organization.
Freemasonry is a society of men who are focused on moral and spiritual values.
These values are taught to members through a series of ritual dramas that use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides. Importantly, Freemasonry is not a religion and does not substitute for one.
Instead, members are required to have a belief in a Supreme Being and actively participate in their own faith.
Despite its long history and positive impact on society, Freemasonry is often misunderstood and has faced criticism, conspiracy theories, and allegations of corruption.
However, many of these claims are unfounded and have been proven false.
Freemasonry is a lawful and peaceful organization that promotes the values of brotherhood, charity, and truth.
In summary, Freemasonry is a fraternity that has a rich history, and is focused on moral and spiritual values.
It is a society of men committed to self-improvement and making the world a better place.
Despite the misconceptions and criticisms it has faced, Freemasonry remains a lawful and peaceful organization that continues to have a positive impact on society.