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" The origin and source whence first sprang the institution of Freemasonry, such as we now have it, has given rise to more difference of opinion and discussions among Masonic scholars than any other topic in the literature of the institution."

Historical Achieves

The true origin(s) of Freemasonry is unknown, lost in time. There are a good number of historians with diverse opinions, each vehemently supporting his or her own belief. We are making history every day, but its effects will mostly be evident years from now; maybe when we are not even alive to see it. "The truth" will be colored by each perceiver. So, we can talk of some events in our history but never really know the underlying current that for years worked to precipitate the moment. We have to trust that there is a Plan of Evolution, a Tracing Board, for Humanity and that we are but a speck within the current of life, evolving and cooperating with the big scheme.

In Albert G. Mackey's 33o, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, he states: " The origin and source whence first sprang the institution of Freemasonry, such as we now have it, has given rise to more difference of opinion and discussions among Masonic scholars than any other topic in the literature of the institution." Though American Co-Masonry does not endorse the conclusions of Albert Mackey, his writing are considered the most scholarly and detailed. The following are his views on the various origins of Freemasonry:

The only valid source of historical knowledge of Freemasonry are contained within manuscripts that date back hundreds of years. The following are their contents:


Why is history important to a Freemason?

"Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better."

- Bro. Harry Truman

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