5 Things You Didn't Know About Freemasonry
Posted by harryjoy on October 23rd, 2019
Have you always been excited by buying masonic gifts? Free masonry is a fraternal organization that traces the race their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons that from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons. The degrees of Freemasonry includes Apprentice, Journeyman or fellow, and Master Mason. There are many popular hearsay about this school of thought. Let us dig in some of them here:
Freemasonry is not a religion.
Most of us believe that Freemasonry is a religion,but it isn’t. They have ritual element that most of religions have but without priests, ministers, rabbis. There's no system of clergy of any sort.
Most of its founders were NOT Freemasons.
Two of America's earliest presidents, George Washington and James Monroe, were Freemasons, as were Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and Paul Revere. But many leading figures in the American Revolution including John and Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Thomas Paine were not Masons.
Atheists are not welcome.
Freemasonry is not a religion and so it does not welcome any agnostics or atheists . people belonging to this community call themselves as an organization of believers. Freemasons are a group of men in the history that agree that God is central in their lives, they can even agree that God compels them to do good in the community, then they can shut up after that.
The secret Masonic password originated as a job tool
Masonry began as a guild for stone masons who built the castles and cathedrals of Medieval Europe. According to a Free mason, If you were a baker, a miller, a brewer, you could spend your entire life in one village practicing your trade. If you are a mason, after they repair the church or build the town hall, there might not be any mason work in that town for decades, so you had to move to another job site.
If you are an illiterate, the officers of the lodge are probably illiterate. So that's why they believe the Masons' word came into effect. It allowed the craftspeople to move from one job site to another and identify themselves as being part of the trade union.
The Shriners are Freemasons.
The Shriners known as the Ancient Arabic order nobles of the mystic shrine, the charity organization best known for driving tiny cars in parades, are an off-shoot of the Masons. They run 22 children's hospitals where patients don't pay a cent.You must be a Mason to become a Shriner.
Author’s bio: the author is a blogger and the article is about free masons.