Freemasonry is a complicated matter for some people. The general population mostly comes to know of Freemasonry mostly through media, which, can be skewed in many different ways, to say the least.
From high ranking, masonic US presidents, to murderous conspiracy theories (not to mention the many hundreds of years of history) has left its toll and people are turning to Google (as with most things) for answers to their questions about Freemasonry.
This website aim at answering all questions related to Freemasonry teaching readers (both initiated or not) more about the craft and why things are a certain way.
Just a simple request from Google, can turn up a lot of questions people are unclear about so this post will be just about that today.
Here are some questions people are asking Google about Freemasonry, hopefully, this provides the answers they are looking for. Right below, you will find our answers.
Do Freemasons Get Paid?
No, contrary to popular belief, Freemasons do not get paid for being in a lodge and part of the brotherhood.
I explain this further below but you can see a more detail answer about this in our previous post “Can Freemasonry Make You Rich?”
Do Freemasons Wear Rings?
Such rings are worn proudly by most Freemasons (although some choose not to advertise their affiliation).
Although some may say that due to your obligation (brothers know what I am talking about) you should never wear any type of printed masonic symbolism (such as tattoos), this is somewhat of an “old rule”.
Do Freemasons Practice Magic?
I am sure that somewhere in the world, with 6 million plus Freemasons roaming about it, some out there do practice magic and sleight of hand, but if you are referring to magic being practised inside a working Lodge, then no.
The ceremonies are more tailored to explaining the magic of nature and the heavens.
Do Freemasons Drink?
Oh yes! Not all of course, but Freemasons do enjoy a drink, especially during the festive board.
There are no rules banning Freemasons from drinking alcohol although some obviously refrain from doing so because of their religious morals.
Do Freemasons Pay Dues?
Yes, there are yearly dues to be paid for being part of Freemasonry.
Each lodge has different dues but all of them do and they have to be paid by every Freemason (regardless of rank).
Do Freemasons Pay Taxes?
Yes, of course, Freemasonry has a rule that you can not break the law of your land.
Not paying your taxes is a federal crime so yes; Freemasons are obliged to follow the rules and pay their fair share of taxes.
Do Freemasons Help Each other?
Yes, it is a family after all.
Not in the “conspiracy scratch-my-back-I-scratch-yours” kind of way, but there’s a big element of friendship and brotherhood in the Craft so helping your fellow brother is recommended and applauded.
Do Freemasons Sacrifice?
No, there are no sacrifices happening in any Masonic lodge.
Do Freemasons Cheat?
Hmmm… not sure what to make of this question, to be honest.
Although Freemasonry preaches you should know your boundaries and keep a high moral standard for yourself, I am sure there are a few bad apples here and there.
Do Freemasons Drink Alcohol?
(Answered above – getting a pint)
Hope this answers most of the answers for you there Google.
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