RISING SUN LODGE NO 29
F. & A. M.
Masonry is not a - religion
Freemasonry is a fraternity - not a church, not a synagogue, not a temple or mosque, not a substitute for faith, and certainly not a religion.
The Master of the Lodge is the President of the club – not a Priest not a Rabbi.
Freemasonry recognizes and encourages each individual’s right to his own beliefs.
Core - values
Freemasonry is founded on the following core values:
Our lives are based on honor and integrity, and we believe that honesty, compassion, trust, and knowledge are important.
The fraternity values religious, ethnic, cultural, social, and educational differences. We respect the opinions of others and strive to improve and develop as human beings.
Our continuous pursuit of knowledge, ethics, spirituality, and leadership brings more meaning to our lives.
We make a difference in our communities through charitable giving, community service, and volunteerism.
We strive to be better spouses, parents, and family members and are committed to protecting the well being of members and their families, especially when they are in need.
Masons value the liberties outlined in the U.S. Constitution and continually promote freedom of speech and expression, freedom to worship a Supreme Being in an individual way, and other important liberties. We believe it is our duty to vote in public elections and to exercise all of our liberties within due and proper bounds.
Masonry is not a secret society
Much has been made of the Secrets of Freemasonry over the centuries but many would argue that if Masonry was a secret society, it’s the worst kept secret in the world!
Freemasonry is a fraternal association of men of good and high ideals but it is not a public association. “Private” is a more appropriate description than “secret” and as with many organizations, certain information is reserved for members only.
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