What is Freemasonry?
|"Freemasonry is a beautiful system of morals, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols. Its Tenets are Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Its Cardinal Virtues are Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, and Justice. Its religion, if religion it may be called, is an unfeigned belief in the One Living and True God."|
|"Freemasonry is the activity of closely united men who, employing symbolic forms borrowed from the masons' trade and architecture, work for the welfare of mankind, striving to bring about a universal League of Man, aiming morally to ennoble themselves and others, to bring together a body of men, banded for the common purpose of intellectual, moral and social improvement."|
|"A real Freemason is distinguished from the rest of Mankind by the uniform unrestricted rectitude of his conduct. Other men are honest in fear of punishment which the law might inflict; they are religious in expectation of being rewarded, or in dread of the devil, in the next world. A freemason would be just if there were no laws, human or divine except those written in his heart by the finger of his Creator. In every climate, under every system of religion, he is the same. He kneels before the Universal Throne of God in gratitude for the blessing he has received and humble solicitation for his future protection. He venerates the good men of all religions. He gives no offense, because he does not choose to be offended. He contracts no debts which he is certain he cannot discharge, because he is honest upon principle." (The Farmers Almanac, 1823 - Author Unknown)|
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