"Freemasonry is not a religion, it has overarching religious principles that
are part of Masonry's rich traditions.
'The Freemasons did something very radical 300 years ago. We said that men
can agree that God exists and he compels them to do good in their life and
we can stop all religious discussion at that point and go out and do good
and help mankind. So Freemasons invite any believer in God to join them.'
Freemasonry has always been about improving oneself. The nature of the
self-reflective process is private, and many people mistake that for
While man is being challenged to look inward at himself as a person, he is
going to have to self-reflect, contemplate, think.
This can't be done in a public forum. As Masons we are pledging ourselves to
become better people in our home, in our churches, in all walks of life."
-Compiled from an ABC News interview with S. Brent
Morris, editor of the Scottish Rite Journal,
April 19, 2006.