posted on Feb, 9 2007 @ 07:48 PM
The square teaches us to regulate our lives and actions in a manner acceptable to God and the compasses remind us to limit our desires in every
station of life. Moral lessons for a man in awe of his creator.
A popular definition of freemasonry by masons themselves is:
Freemasonry is a Peculiar System of Morality, Veiled in Allegory and Illustrated with Symbols
I agree with that defination, but its only one face of freemasonry..
In this respect every good christian, taoist, buddhist, muslim, kabbalist etc.. would also be a good freemason and vice versa. All these religions
teach modesty, humility, charity etc... that are all attributes for the "perfect ashlar" of masonry...
But in my opinion, if you join a fraternity or organisation you also have to accept the symbols. The interpretation of the symbols can be different,
but if you read masonic publications there is always the emphasis on the universal character of the symbols. Moreover, the symbols do not only
repesent moral and fraternal behavior, the definetely have a deeper meaning. And I've never read an important masonic book where the interpretation
is limited to the christian perspective... This would be diametrically opposed to freemasonry, because masonry invites all people who believe in G-d
and the immortality of the soul...