Is Freemasonry a Religion?

squareReligion can best teach a man faith, hope, and charity.  Freemasonry reinforces those teachings and attempts to bring him closer to his God.

Masonry is not a religion — nor is it a substitute for or a rival of any doctrine.  It is an aid to religious development in that it builds character and stresses righteousness.  It is significant that many clergymen are active members of the Fraternity.

A Mason reveres, respects, and is tolerant of that which is sacred to his brother, be he Christian, Mohammedan, Jewish, or of another faith in God.

The fraternity is essentially an institution providing moral instruction.  The rules of right conduct a member must follow are acceptable to all religions.