|The purpose of secrecy is not to keep the candidate in the dark, but to stimulate him to seek the light. The symbols and emblems of our Order do not conceal the teachings - they reveal them - but in such a manner that a man finds truth for himself. It is only when this happens to the individual that such findings will remain with him as a cherished permanent possession.|
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Work & Lectures
A Metropolitan Atlanta Masonic Newsletter from 2007-2010
|The real Freemason is distinguished from the rest of mankind by the uniform unrestrained
rectitude of his conduct.
Other men are honest in fear of punishment, which the law might inflict; they are religious in expectation of being rewarded - or in dread of being punished - in the next world.
A Freemason would be just if there were no laws, human or Divine, except those written in his heart by the finger of his Creator. In every climate, under every system of religion, he is the same. He kneels before the universal throne of the Divine in gratitude for the blessings he has received and humble solicitation for his future protection. He venerates the good men of all religions. He disturbs not the Religion of others. He restrains his passions where they cannot be indulged without injuring his neighbor or himself. He gives no offense, because he does not choose to be offended. He contracts no debts which he is certain he cannot discharge, because he is honest upon principal.