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Originally posted by Minime
Because we want to know what they are doing and what there job is. We need to know alot about the world now a days
The Grand Lodge of Alberta
Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons
Freemasonry as a Society is:
Charitable – it is devoted to the welfare and happiness of mankind.
Benevolent – teaching that the good of others is of primary concern.
Communal – recognizing that Society is made up of individuals, it impresses upon its members the principles of personal righteousness and responsibility, enlightens them in those things which make for human welfare; and inspires those feelings of charity and goodwill toward all mankind leading to practical application of those cherished principles.
Educational – its authorized ceremonials teach a system of morality and brotherhood based upon Sacred Law.
Religious – it acknowledges a one and caring Deity. Neither secular nor theological, reverence for a Supreme Being is ever present in its ceremonials. The volume of the Sacred Law, appropriate to its members, is open upon its Altars whenever a Lodge is in session.
Social – in so far as it encourages the meeting together of men for the purpose of its primary objectives: education, fellowship and charity.
To these several ends:
It Teaches – and stands for, the individual's worship of a Supreme Being; truth and justice; fraternity and philanthropy; enlightenment and liberty-civil, religious and intellectual.
It Charges – each of its members to be true and loyal to the government of the country to which he owes allegiance, and to be obedient to the laws of any state in which he may reside.
It Believes – that the attainment of these objectives is best accomplished by laying a broad basis of principle upon which men of every race, country, sect and opinion may unite, rather than by setting up a restricted platform upon which only those of certain races, creeds and opinions can assemble. Holding these beliefs and in the knowledge that the true Freemason will act in civil life according to his individual judgments and the dictates of his conscience.
This Grand Lodge Affirms:
Its Continued Adherence - to that ancient and approved rule of Freemasonry which forbids the discussion in Masonic meetings of creeds, politics or other topics likely to excite personal animosities.
Its Dedication - to those basic Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth; and by their consistent practice, the lessening of the aggregate of human suffering and the promotion of the true and lasting happiness of Mankind.
Its Conviction - that it is not only contrary to the fundamental principles of Freemasonry, but dangerous to its unit strength, usefulness and welfare, for Masonic bodies to take action or attempt to exercise pressure or influence for or against any legislation, or in any way attempt to procure the election or appointment of government officials, or to influence them, whether or not members of the Fraternity, in the performance of their official duties.
WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?
Freemasonry is a way of life. It is fraternal in organization, religious in character, based on the belief in the Fatherhood of God, Brotherhood of man and immortality of the soul.
Freemasonry is NOT a secret society as many surmise. It is a voluntary association wherein the interested one comes of his own free will and accord.
Freemasonry is NOT a religion as many claim it to be.
Freemasonry, in its every effort and purpose, strives to do charitable work within its membership and for society and, through its teachings, seeks to make good men better men. The lessons conveyed by our ritual are based on the Golden Rule.
Freemasonry is a band of men bound together in the bonds of brotherly love and affection that extends throughout the world.
Kindness in the home -
honesty in business
Courtesy in society -
fairness in work
Resistance toward the wicked -
pity and concern for the unfortunate
Help for the weak -
trust in the strong
Forgiveness for the penitent -
and, above all,
Love for one another -
and reverence and love for God.
"Freemasonry is a way of life"
Originally posted by NuTroll
any secret or even private society that takes a hand in public politics , policy, or governement , or frauds thereof , void a right to privacy at least on the topics/events that transpired.
Originally posted by toasted
are you for real ?
this is supposed to
be an open and
honest society with
transparency in gov't [ yeah , I know it's not ]
we need to know WTF
these people are up
to............................[ we can't just turn a blind eye to them , it'll be the death of our freedom ]
I think you have
unwisely bought into
the politically correct
caca that is sold to
those who don't know
any better as good
for society . I disagree.
I say shine a light on
the rats and throw
them out of office
if deserved !
Originally posted by toasted
well my plan would be as follows
if you are a member of a secret society
you are disqualified from holding public office
same should go for lawyers
Originally posted by navajoprophet
Why are people so curious about what other people do? I think that the Free Masons and Skull and Bones and all the other groups should be left alone. How would you feel if your neighbor and the rest of the neighborhood found it suddenly interesting to find out what you do in yoru home. I have no idea what in hell these groups are about but we should just leave them alone. If they pose such a threat to our future as people say they probably would have taken over the world by now. I mean we need to just put our hope and faith in that we will wake uop tommrow. Anyways tell me what you guys think of that I'm new on this site but all this stuff on the site about the groups sure probably has them rather pissed and Im sure you would be pissed if people were all up in your business. Anyways yeah tell me what you think lol
The Navajo Prophet