We all know the story right? Freemasons are evil, they are the men behind “the illuminati” and all the world’s problems can be linked (somehow) to this mystical and esoteric secret society.
As a freemason for nearly 5 years now, I can confirm that all the conspiracy theories you hear about Freemasonry today (especially online), are just that; theories.
Theories that has been over-hyped to attract the attention of the gullible who have not yet understood the many ways Freemasons contribute to society today.
In fact, in this short post today, we are going to talk about just that, and that is; how do freemasons contribute to society?
You may be surprised to know this, but the Fraternity can be found anywhere.
There’s approximately six millions freemasons in the world today from all walks of life and in many different countries with a history spanning (allegedly) thousands of years.
So, us “the freemasons” surely aren’t as bad as they make us out to be right? Of course not! Here are some of the contributions Freemasons have made to society throughout the years it’s been organised as a “society”.
How Do Freemasons Contribute To Society?
The Many Landmarks You See
All across the world, from London to New York, masonic lodges, monuments, statues and symbolism can be seen by anybody that has a trained-eye in spotting them.
One of the most spectacular landmarks of Freemasonry is the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Washington DC.
We’ve talked about this monument + other famous masonic buildings before so take a look at that if you’d like to know more.
Some say even the “Dollar Bill” has masonic symbolism in it, but honestly we can’t deny or confirm that claim as there have been so much talk about it at this point that it’s hard to tell between the fake and the truth.
We’ll leave you to make up your own mind about it.
Freemasons Did Have A Part In Writing The US Constitution
Yes, the conspiracy theorist are right; Freemasons did play a part in writing the declaration of independence for the United States and also had a hand in writing the constitutions of the new free land.
But that does not mean that Freemasons have any ulterior motives of doing so. It just so happened that a few (very few) signers of the declaration where masonic brothers and that is it.
I’m sure there were many other “professions” that signed-in these laws but we never hear anything about them. I wonder why.
Freemasons Have Also Held Public Office, Even Presidency.
Another way freemasons have contributed to society is by holding the highest office of the land, and that is president of the United States.
In fact, 15 different United States presidents were confirmed to be masons at one point or the other during their lifetime.
You can see the full list of the 15 masonic presidents in this post right here. There’s a lot of great information on there so feel free to share it with the brethren.
Encouraging Young Men To Become Better
Moving on to more present times, the theme behind the freemasons’ message today is “making good men better”.
There are many strict laws on becoming a freemason so membership is not open for everybody, which makes sure that only law-abiding upstanding gentleman join the Craft and carry it forward into the future.
The Charity Donations Freemasons Give
At the end of it all, behind all the rituals and gala dinners, the main focus behind Freemasonry is charity work and all the money the fraternity makes through all the lodges in the world (and there are many), goes to helping different charities around the world in different causes.
Here are some news articles that were published about the charity work freemasons do worldwide:
- Freemasons Award Cash To Local Charities
- Hampshire Freemasons Help Raise £7.7million For Children’s Charity
- Yorkshire Freemasons Raise Iver £2k For Support Centre
Thank you for reading this short and quick blog post. I hope this quick read has opened your eyes to the many ways freemasons contribute to society around the world.
If you’d like to join a local lodge, see our guide on how to join the freemasons and the 5 steps to become a freemason guide which both have great information on how to become a member and how to start working on improving yourself.
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