Those who inquire about the craft often receive an answer that includes mention of “a system of moral instruction,” “higher moral standards,” or most commonly how the fraternity seeks to “make good men better.” We say these things thinking about the brothers in our lodge, the working tools and other symbols, the degree work, lectures, … Continue reading How Does Freemasonry Make Good Men Better?
I have a friend who is now a candidate, scheduled to receive his first degree in my lodge. While he was looking into the fraternity and the other brothers were getting to know him a bit before receiving his petition he had an interesting encounter. While at the grocery store, somewhat unprompted, the cashier started … Continue reading Just a Group of Dudes
I recently had some concerns about Freemasonry expressed from extended family. They are worried for/about me because of my involvement in the fraternity. Among those concerns was the misconception that it is difficult or impossible to leave. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ll mention briefly here that I have no intention of leaving, … Continue reading How to Leave Freemasonry