A Pilgrim's Path
BASIC MASONIC PRINCIPLES
points below from:
"A Pilgrims Path" a book by John J. Robinson
Every Freemason asserts his belief in God, and in the immortality of the soul.
A Freemason believes that how he worships God is his own business, and how every other Mason worships God is his own business. Accordingly, Masons believe fervently in freedom of religion.
Freemasonry offers no pathway to salvation. That must be sought and found in a Mason's own place of worship, which he is encouraged to attend and support.
Because religion and politics are so often used to drive men apart, they may not be discussed in any Masonic Lodge.
Freemasonry seeks to give men of all creeds a way to meet in brotherhood and mutual respect, to join together in common causes to benefit those in need.
If a Mason's own religious beliefs require of him a voluntary life of caring and sharing, of attention to the needs of the less fortunate, Freemasonry offers a variety of charitable outlets to satisfy his compassion. To that extent, Masonry strives to be the ideal partner of any moral religion.
A Mason must never put his duties and responsibilities to Masonry ahead of his duties and responsibilities to his family, to his God, or to his country.
John J. Robinson has summed up many of the basic principles of Masonry in a few short words (above.) He has done years of research on Masonry and has spoken widely about Freemasons. He is one of the foremost authorities in the history of Freemasons and their accomplishments. His research has lead him to an even more important discovery which he reveals at the end of "A Pilgrim's Path". That is: after all of the years of finding out what Freemasonry is really all about - he wants to be one - and states that he will petition to join.
Perhaps you should read his book and discover what Freemasonry is really all about - and knock on our door too. We are looking for "a few good men". Consider it, and if this sounds like it could be something for you, visit us, ask for and submit your petition to see if you measure up to being a Freemason. Not everyone does.