"To a Freemason the freedom of thought, speech and action belongs to all Mankind, regardless
of race, religion or gender."
|Qualities of a Freemason
Freemasonry is an ancient system
designed to impart morality, ethics and teach
mutual service to its members. Instead of
lecture or sermon, Freemasonry instructs its members
by the performance of ceremonial degrees, each with
its own teachings, symbols and message. Thus the
Freemason is taught by experience to serve God, help
his fellow man and better himself.
In essence, Freemasonry is a great
quest for Light and her members, Knights and
Protectors of that Light.
A Freemason's foundation is founded
on the principles of human solidarity, freedom of
conscience and the facts of Brotherhood. It places no
restrictions on the search after truth, and in order
to secure that freedom, it demands the greatest tolerance
from all members of the Order. To a Freemason the
freedom of thought, speech and action belongs to all
Mankind, regardless of race, religion or gender.
In accordance with the ancient
declaration of Freemasonry, Freemasons assert the
existence of a Supreme Power under the name of
"The Great Architect of the Universe," yet
at the same time leaving Human Reason at perfect
liberty to differ in regard to His Attributes.
Freemasonry is not a religion and possesses no
theology, dogma or promise of salvation. However, it
is a religious organization in that it seeks to aid
each of its members in their search after truth and
light and encourages them to practice their faith
diligently. Yet, Freemasonry demands that each
Freemason be tolerant to the beliefs of others no
matter how different they may be.
Freemasonry is open to both men and
women of any race or religion, who believes in a
Supreme Being and having a strong moral character
wishes to perfect humanity by service to God and his fellow creatures.
"Whenever you find yourself
fighting ignorance and intolerance, you will find
yourself living in the teachings of Freemasonry"
- The Very Ills. Bro. Magdalena I. Cumsille 33o,
The Most Sovereign Grand Commander.