Freemason – A very new word and new topic to a lot of people out there. The Freemasonry or Masonry is a group is fraternities that trace back to the end of the fourteenth century. They are the organizations that regulated the qualifications of the stone masons and their interaction with their authorities.
Here are some of the mind-blowing facts about Freemasonry
It is not a secret society
There is the big misconception that the Freemasonry is a secret society. The fact is they are not. Any Mason is allowed to tell that he belongs to a Freemason society. But they are not allowed to reveal the secrets of the order.
The founder of the Freemason society is none other than the former president of the United States George Washington
The number of members of the Freemason is a big figure. It is estimated the total members in the Freemason is around 6 million.
The Religious Side
It is said that to become a member of the Freemasons is mandatory for one to believe in God. But certain interpretations say that is it up to the particular individual to decide.
According to Mason’s practice in the United States, female members were not allowed to a part of society. The Mason’s that practiced in Europe was different. Women were allowed to be members of society.
The mason had a strict rule that politics should never be a part of the discussion. It is believed that from day one till now this rule has been strictly followed.
In Freemasons, a Lodge refers to the congregation of people who meet. It is often misunderstood that a lodge refers to a particular building.
Each Lodge gets a Charter from the Grand Lodge. There is no specific that needs to be followed. Each group function on its own.
The symbol of the Freemasons is borrowed from the stonemasons. It refers to the Philosophical building. Although individual groups have different interpretations for the symbol.
There is no specific meaning when it comes to the Freemasons. Every member has the freedom to accept their own interpretation. For instance, there should be a belief in the Supreme Being. That supreme being can be Christian God, Islamic God or any other religion.
The super 8
It is said the 8 of the people who signed the declaration independence were Masons. But there is no solid proof to support this statement.
If you are a mason, it is better to stick on to the rules. A man named William Morgan was rejected from the Mason as he received a huge advance to publish the book regarding the secrets of the Masons. He disappeared and was never seen again.
Adlof Hitler had a strong belief that the Mason was a tool of the Jews. It is estimated that 80,000 to 200000 masons were murdered by the dictator.