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Q: Why do Masons put so much emphasis on Geometry? A: The place of Geometry in the Masonic system is not only historical, but a most natural emphasis upon a basic science, which is essential to building. The lecture of the Fellowcraft degree records its importance to the craft.
Historically, the Egyptians were undoubtedly one of the first people to cultivate geometry as a science. From Egypt it passed over into other countries and geometry and Operative masonry have always been found together, the latter carrying into execution the designs which were first made possible according to the principles of the former. Speculative Masonry, in like manner, is intimately connected with geometry.
We derive our most important symbols from the science of geometry and it is only natural that we should give it a place of great prominence in our rituals. Geometry is not only synonomous with Masonry but with the art of building as well, and since Freemasonry is, in the speculative sense, a system of teaching that each individual should erect within himself a spiritual temple, it is the most natural thing that we use the tolls of architecture and geometry as symbols in carrying out that instruction.
The answer is found in the etymology of the word. While currently associated with a ministry position of a church, this is not the historical use of the word. Q: What is a cowan? What is an eavesdropper? He is a Mason without the Word, the Apprentice who tries to masquerade as a Master. The eavesdropper in ancient times was that would-be thief of secrets who listened under eaves of houses there was often a space between wall and roof, for the purpose of ventilation.
He is very rare, and few tilers have ever met him.. Q: Is Freemasonry a religion or has it a religion?
A: No to both questions. Freemasonry is nonsectarian. All Grand Lodges require initiates to express a belief and trust in God. No atheist can be made a Mason. A: Is it the fact you have joined a Masonic Lodge, that you appear in public processions, that you use Masonic words and phrases? By no means. The secrets of Freemasonry are the various modes of recognition — grips handshakes , passwords and signs hand gestures that indicate one is a Freemason.
While these and the rest of masonic ritual have all been exposed multiple times through the years, Freemasons continue to act as if they were secret, and promise not to discuss them with outsiders more out of tradition than a need for actual secrecy. This has led to a perception of more extensive secrecy among non-Freemasons.
This perception of secrecy has led to the creation of many Masonic conspiracy theories. The mysterious disappearance of William Morgan in was said to be due to his threat to publish a book detailing the secret rituals of Freemasonry.
An attempt was made to burn down the publishing house, and separately, Morgan was arrested on charges of petty larceny. He was seized and taken to Fort Niagara , after which he disappeared. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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