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Feb 12, 2015 - Questions and Answers    No Comments

Question: How should I wear my masonic ring: facing up or down?

masonicringAnswer: However you want.

Some believe the Compass points should always be pointed towards you to constantly remind you of your obligation.  I disagree with this on a number of points, first: every Mason knows where he was first made a Mason.  Next, every Mason already has something that he is given to constantly remind him of stuff.

The ring should be worn as the apron is; as an outward sign to others that you’re a Mason.  If you wear your apron backwards, then – by all means – wear your ring upside down with the Compass points towards you.  If not … well, the Compass points away – so that others may see that you’re a Freemason and that you’re proud of your fraternity.

Dec 25, 2014 - Questions and Answers    No Comments

Masonic Q&A: Why does the music industry use Masonic symbols?

sheetmusicQuestion:

I know that goal of Freemasonry is to make world a little bit better and that their main values are liberty, equality and fraternity. But why does the music industry use their symbols accompanied by naked girls and slogans like “let’s die young”? I’d like to ask real freemasons.

Answer:

The goal of Freemasonry is to make good men better men.

The core values of Freemasonry are four of the cardinal virtues: prudence (to help each man to make good decisions), temperance (to help a man practice self restraint), fortitude (to give a man confidence through tough times) and justice (every man needs a moral compass).

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Is the Assassins creed real? I have found this Document but could this or is this true?

Assassins CreedAdditional Argument:

“The organization that would later be known as the Templar Order was likely founded by Cain, whose ‘mark’ was used as the Templars’ crest. They quickly became the archenemies of the Assassins, who, as opposed to the Templars, fought to allow the people to retain free will.[5]

The Templar Order, also known as the Order of the Knights Templar, were a monastic military order-turned-corporate giant, which was formed during the prehistoric era. The Templars sought to create a perfect world, although the means by which they aimed to do so – through force, control and the destruction of free will – directly contrasted the ideals of their sworn enemies, the Assassin Order.” Read more »

Question: Is Freemasonry a religion?

morals and dogmaAdditional Argument: “I read something in a book that made me wonder about this. The book is called “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry” written by Albert Pike. Albert Pike is a confirmed Freemason, in fact there are currently lodges erected in honor of him, such as the Albert Pike Lodge #237 in Hopkins, Minnesota.

On page 213 of “Morals and Dogma” Albert Pike states, “Every Masonic Lodge is a Temple of religion; and its teachings are instructions in religion.”

Here is a link to the document showing thie above quotation: http://crossbearer-brian.tripod.com/id284.htm

Since Albert Pike was clearly an authoritative figure within Freemasonry and his book is still used today, is it true that Freemasonry is a religion? It clearly appears to me that this claim is true, however, I would like to hear from some Masons regarding Albert Pike’s statements.

What will the Masons say this time? Will they deny that Pike was a Mason? Will they claim the book doesn’t exist? Will they say that his quote is misconstrued or out of context? I have heard all of these responses before and would appreciate a clear answer.” Read more »