Would you want to be a Freemason?

BBC News

They designed the pyramids, plotted the French Revolution and are keeping the flame alive for the Knights Templar. These are just some of the wilder theories about the Freemasons. Today they are associated with secret handshakes and alleged corruption in the police and judiciary.

But dogged by this “secret society” image, the Freemasons have launched a rebranding exercise
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One thought on “Would you want to be a Freemason?

  1. Anything that makes Freemasonry more open and accountable should be welcomed. Quite a considerable way to go yet though but this report does represent a step in the right direction. I have been a Freemason for 4 years or so. Personally speaking, after over a decade as a local politician I am quite used to declaring interests. When I joined, my membership naturally became a matter of public record. I have no problem with people being aware that I am a Freemason. However, I can understand that for many Freemasons, their Freemasonry is intensely private and personal to them. After all said and done, Freemasonry is really about a personal journey of self discovery, strengthening ones morals, ethics, faith in god and in the capacity of humanity to do good.

    Reconciling the public perception of Freemasonry with the reality of Freemasonry will take time. You can’t undo hundreds of years a blinkered thinking over night.

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