at Masonic Halls, Artillery Lane, Dundee, DD1 1PE United Kingdom
Making good men better since 1814
Freemasonry….in a sentence…or two History:- Masons were building cathedrals and castles. Once one was completed they would move on to the next castle/cathedral in a new area. Apprentices were paid less than Master Masons and, to avoid them arriving at a new workplace, pretending they were Masters and earning more money for unprofessional, shoddy work, a system of signs/handshakes developed to tell one grade from the other. Hence the Masonic “funny handshake”. Today:- What do Freemasons do now if they are not building castles? We keep alive an ancient tradition with our rituals during our lodge meetings. We ease suffering where we can. We collect and administer aid to those in need. We give to many deserving charities both hi-profile and less well known bodies. We support the sovereign and our country. What’s in it for me? It makes you more aware, more helpful and more caring towards humanity. Its aim is to polish your morals, make you a better person and thereby a more useful member of society. Myths:- Masons get away with breaking the law because the police and legal fraternity are full of masons who let them off. If a Mason breaks the law, not only does he face the legal consequences like everyone else, but he has the added ignominy of being relieved if all his duties, his office within the lodge falls forfeit, he is subject to an internal inquiry and is sanctioned, many times resulting in him being banned for life. Masons give jobs to other Masons at the expense of more qualified people. Anyone who has a business will realise the inanity of an action like this. If your business needs someone with certain qualities and qualifications you hire the right man for the job regardless of whether he is a Mason or not. Your business would otherwise fail at the expense of Freemasonry and this is not a requirement. Freemasonry has been behind world revolutions. As there are many men who are Freemasons and all are free to follow whatever religious or political pathway they wish, it is not surprising that some have found themselves in these situations. They are there because of their own beliefs and not through any steering and ulterior motives of Freemasonry. Freemasonry does not have women members. There are female lodges. Freemasonry hates Catholics. Freemasonry aspires towards universal brotherhood and tolerance. There are members of all religions in Freemasonry. Freemasons are into devil worship. Someone who wants to become a Freemason needs to believe that there is a higher creative spiritual power for good. There is no room for destructive powers within the Craft. Joining:- How do I become a Freemason? If you know a Freemason, ask him, let him know you are interested in helping your fellow men. Alternatively, fill in the form on this website and email it to us, someone will be in touch. Freemasonry has been around for several hundred years now and it evolves, like many things, to stay alive and remain relevant to today’s society. If you feel you would like to help it grow and develop in the 21st century we look forward to hearing from you.
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