Freemasons are members of a fraternal organization derived from the guilds of stoneworkers in the Middle Ages. As building in stone became less common, people joined the Masonic Lodges who were not stoneworkers themselves but were interested in the moral, social and philosophical aspects of the guild. In time, these moral, social and philosophical purposes became the sole purpose of the Lodges. There are records of Lodges of this kind in Scotland as early as the 16th century. In 1717 the first Grand Lodge or organization of Lodges was formed in England.
The English, Scottish and Irish Lodges are the foundation of most Masonic Lodges worldwide. However, in France, a different style of Masonry was developed, and this was the foundation of much European Masonry as well as Masonic Lodges in South America. Some of the French lodges became dissociated from the British Grand Lodges when in 1877, they dispensed with a requirement for their members to believe in a Supreme Being or a Holy Book.
Masons have always practised charity both to the families of members and to members of society at large. In North America, the Shriners, a Masonic subgroup, are perhaps the best-known examples of Masonic Charity.
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Freemasons do exist.
No they are not Freemasons.
They are Freemasons that are from the country of Zimbabwe.
Freemasons are different from the Illuminati. For example, the Freemasons do exist, and the Illuminati does not.
yes they r freemasons
Freemasons are allowed in the military.
Some Freemasons are preachers.
Freemasons are not dangerous to us.
The Freemasons and Illuminati did not merge.
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Freemasons can make heaven.
No, freemasons are religious
For Freemasons, wheat is the symbol of plenty.
No, Freemasons don't love Lucifer.
Catholics may NOT be Freemasons.
Freemasons don't sell their soul.
no there was no such thin as freemasons
No. Freemasons are not satonists, nor satanists for that matter.
Some footballers are Freemasons, and some are not.
Many hundreds are freemasons. I have one Episcopal and one Methodist minister in my lodge. Many Baptists ministers are freemasons.
Freemasons do not commit Satanic rituals. Although some Freemasons are indeed Jewish, there are also many Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Shinto, Jain and Native American Freemasons. There are even atheistic Freemasons, although Lodges who allow admission to Atheists are considered "irregular" Lodges by the vast majority of Freemasons.
The related link is the most comprehensive list of Freemasons I am aware of.
Order of Women Freemasons was created in 1908.
Freemasons and Shriners are not the same, but you must be a Freemason to be a Shriner.
Freemasons are freemasons because they choose to be. They are free to be masons or not as they choose.