It’s a secret society with funny little handshakes and rituals. full of funky little superstitions, and magic handshakes.
Freemasonry is NOT a secret society. Go on the net and information is freely available.
Anyone is eligible for membership providing they are not aethiest.
There are no susperstitions or magic handshakes. That is prejudice borne out of ignorance.
Freemasonry teaches a naturalistic religion
It is no more a religion than the local cricket or bowles club. They do not ‘teach religion’, but they DO sing Christian hymns and the National Anthem. They also do an absolutely excellent 3-course dinner [at the end of every meeting] which ALWAYS starts with ‘grace’ and ends with thanking God for what they have received.
The ‘Ritual’ is no more ritualistic than any other organisational meeting. It is simply a ‘lads’ club for the men and a ‘ladies’ club for the women. There are ‘ladies nights’ no different to 'dining in nights in a military establishment.
I used to be in the Knights of St Columba. After a very busy day, the last thing I wanted was to go to meetings where folk abused and shouted at each other. I was not happy at how they intimidated parishioners [particularly targetting the poorer and more vulnerable ones] to be cajoled into buying raffle tickets etc.
My brother is a freemason. I often accompany him to various functions. I have read the ‘rites of the ritual’. It is actually very similar to that which we do in the Ancient Order of Druids, which is NOT freemasonry. The men are ALWAYS VERY POLITE, COURTIOUS and CIVIL to each other and guests. I have ALWAYS been made to feel very welcome.
The KSC has a long way to go before it is worthy to be on an equal footing with Freemasonry :mad: