Originally posted by maes9
reply to post by W3RLIED2
would you explain more on degrees in freemasonary. and why freemasonary? and what are it's basic points?
There are three degrees in Masonry.
The first degree inspires independent thought on the the spiritual self, the second on the meaning of life, and the third degree inspires us to dwell
on our own mortality, and to make changes in our life based on our own conclusions of what our mortality means to us.
Freemasonry is a fraternity based on brotherhood. We support each other mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We inspire each other to think about
issues pertinent to our lives, and to find truth. This is done without judgement, and rather than trying to pass our own ideas on to others, we listen
to what each of our our Brothers have to say, and absorb and process the information and then make our own conclusions.
We help everybody that we can, masons and non-masons alike, and the bonds that are formed while trying to help others are almost unbreakable. For
example, spend a month working side by side next to your Brethren installing solar heaters for an old age home that cannot afford electricity - and
knowing the difference your team made to their lives, forges friendships that last forever.
The experiences we share with other Masons span oceans, and although I have never met my American counterparts, I would eagerly welcome them into my
home should they ever come to my country, and I know they would do the same for me. I trust the character of every Mason, and although I have never
met any of the Masons on this site, for example, I trust everything that they tell me, knowing full well that their word is beyond question.
As a non-mason, this may sound bizarre, but every Mason feels the same way, and it is a by-product of how our Fraternity works. It cannot really be
explained - it has to be experienced.