Do you know about the Free Masons? In the year 1717, the first grand lodge was established for governing Freemasonry. This was in England and it was during a meeting at the pub in London City known as Goose and Gridiron. At this point, there were only 4 lodges in this city. But if you consider Scotland, there is a masonic lodge and that dates back to 1599. In the 18th century, Freemasonry became very popular and it started spreading quickly to Europe and in colonies.
Free Masons And Are They Secretive?
Freemasonry was about guiding metaphor and this is nothing but the craft of stonemasonry. This model resembles that of fraternities of medieval stonemasons. Even the stonemasons were making use of symbols and secret words for recognizing each other’s legitimacy. This was mainly to protect their work from intruders and outsiders.
Even in history, Freemasons persecution was mainly the by Nazis. They were usually going underground for survival. But, there are many persistent suspicions about their survival. Freemasons have remained secretive for many reasons. Most importantly to conceal the way they were assisting each other mainly in their workplace and even in their business.
Claims And Substance
It is difficult to tell that there are substances for these claims. These are the rumors which rarely substantiated. The masons took some oath not to do any activity which may disturb the good order and peace of society. They should pay due to obedience to the laws in that state.
In 1955, Lancashire police authority made payment of £70,000 to the father and son whom they assaulted, which then reached the parliament’s home affairs committee . The reason behind this is that the prosecution took place during a masonic dinner which they hosted. Later they came to know that the police officer who did the investigation was a mason. He was also the manager of the hotel and in this hotel itself, the actual dinner took place.
What Are Free Masons?
Freemasonry is definitely not a religion but a secular movement. When a new member comes in for this freemasonry he follows the belief mostly in a God-like superior. They call it Great Architect or Grand Architect of this Universe. So, to get admission here, the person should believe in single deity. Rudyard Kipling was a poet and he was an active member of the masonic lodge in Lahore. He wrote plenty of poems about fellow masons who include some Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, and Jews. Within these masonic lodges, discussion of religion as well as politics is completely prohibited.
However, there is no need to maintain the identity of a masonic member. There is a masonic yearbook and it displays the names of a senior member. So, there is nothing to be hidden about their identity. There are many people who themselves declared their membership recently.
Even though there are many secrets about this freemasonry, everybody knows that this is not a religion but a secular group.