Freemasonry is a fraternal organization, existing in various forms worldwide, whose membership has shared Morality and metaphysics ideals and in most of its branches requires a constitutional declaration of belief in a Supreme Being.
Freemasonry is administratively organized into Grand Lodges (or sometimes Orients) that govern a particular jurisdiction made up of subordinate (or constituent) Lodges. Grand Lodges recognize each other through a process of Masonic Landmarks and Regular Masonic jurisdictions. There are also Masonic appendant bodies, which are organizations related to the main branch of Freemasonry, but with their own independent administration.Freemasonry uses the metaphors of operative stonemason tools and implements, against the allegory backdrop of the building of Solomon's Temple, to convey what is most generally defined as "a system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols."
- Freemasonry and Religion (UGLE) Accessed 12 June 2006.
- http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09771a.htm 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia
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