Masons (also known as Freemasons) belong to the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Today, there are more than two million Freemasons in North America. Masons represent virtually every occupation and profession, yet within the Fraternity, all meet as equals. Masons come from diverse political ideologies, yet meet as friends. Masons come from varied religious beliefs and creeds, yet all believe in one God.

Many of North America's early patriots were Freemasons. Thirteen signers of the Constitution and fourteen Presidents of the United States, including George Washington, were Masons. In Canada, the Father of the Confederation, Sir John A. MacDonald, was a Mason, as were other early Canadian and American leaders.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Freemasonry is how so many men, from so many different walks of life, can meet together in peace, always conducting their affairs in harmony and friendship and calling each other "Brother."
Freemasonry (or Masonry) is dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God. It uses the tools and implements of ancient architectural craftsmen symbolically in a system of instruction designed to build character and moral values in its members. Its singular purpose is to make good men better. Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military, and religious conflicts through the centuries. Freemasonry is a fraternity which encourages its members to practice the faith of their personal acceptance. Masonry teaches that each person, through self-improvement and helping others, has an obligation to make a difference for good in the world.Several Masonic Principles Are:
Faith must be the center of our lives.
All men and women are the children of God.
No one has the right to tell another person what he or she must think or believe.
Each person has a responsibility to be a good citizen, obeying the law.
It is important to work to make the world a better place for all.
Honor and integrity are keys to a meaningful life
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A person in a secret society probably trying to take over the world. (Or) they worship a space frog named zorp.
Those freemasons were doing some suspicious shit in that lodge.
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An initiated and accepted Brother in the Craft known as Freemasonry
Wow... that Freemason sure is a good fellow!
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A member of the brotherhood known as Freemasonry. Commonly called Masons, these people have social events for the community, charity events, and focus on belief in God and brotherhood. They are often falsely accused of being satanists, occultists, pagans and out for world domination. Often times, ignorant people will refer to them as "pagan devil worshippers" which anyone with any knowledge on the subject would know, are two different things, neither of which describe freemasonry. The biggest problem freemasons face is that people with no clue what they are talking about accuse them of such outlandish charges. It should be noted that a definition on this page says that freemasons wrote the Bile. If the author of this definition had any knowledge of history, he would realize that the Bible was written centuries before freemasonry, which originated from guilds of stone workers in Europe, even existed.
Affiliated bodies of freemasonry include Shriners, DeMolay, Rainbow Girls, Jobs Daughters, Scottish Right,Eastern Star, York Right and more.

Anti Masons include: Bill Schnoeblen, Jack T. Chick, the Mormon Church
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A member of a Masonic Lodge. Freemasons generally focus on brotherly union, charity, and the community. First, to become a Mason you must meet a few requirements. The requirements are as follows:

1.Be a man who comes of his own will.
2.Believe in some Supreme Being, God, or Deity. This does not mean it has to be God. It is open for the interpretation and no one shall be placed in a situation of having to explain their interpretation.
3.Be of minimum age (depends on jurisdiction)
4.Be of good morals and reputation.
5.Be of sound mind and body.
6.Be free-born. You cannot be born a slave.
7.Be able to produce character references and possibly one or two references from current Masons.

A misconception is of them being "devil worshipers, pagans, NWO supporters" etc. There are a few clarifications I'd like to make to those judgments. Any form of devil worship is recognized in most forms except LaVeyan Satanism which can be disputed. Pagans I do not know if they'd be accepted considering they worship many gods, not one. And NWO is a political concept and thus excluded from any situation in the Masonic Lodges.

Masons have many levels and different organizations but the structure is mostly the same except a few specifications like rituals, passcodes, etc.

Most conspiracy theories about this organization comes from the secrecy they hold to their doings. They keep their privacy for their own reasons. It is just demonizing an organization trying to be peaceful and helpful.
Freemasons are people who work to help their communities, support charities, and assist their brothers.
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A guild consisting of a bunch of old guys sitting around drinking beer and wearing funny hats.
"A Rite Of Passage",is a song by Dream Theater which talks about Freemasons.
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Good people, from my experience with them. Unfortunately they are an object of conspiracy for the paranoid masses.
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