It is an essential requirement that Freemasons
must profess a belief in God, regardless of how they worship or
address Him. Membership is open to men of good character and repute,
irrespective of race, colour or religion.
Members are required to observe certain
confidences, which might easily be referred to as ‘secrets' but these
are entirely of a ceremonial nature.
Freemasons are expected to be law-abiding
citizens any member convicted of a criminal offence being liable to
suspension or expulsion from the Order. Freemasons come from all walks
of life and from all social and financial backgrounds. All members in
a Lodge are regarded as equal and will receive a warm welcome in any
Irish Lodge or any Lodge overseas operating under a Grand Lodge
recognised by The Grand Lodge of Ireland.
Freemasonry is not a religion, or a combination
of religions, nor is it a substitute for religion. It expects its
members to adhere to their own faith, and it does not permit
discussion on religious matters at Masonic meetings.
Freemasons are expected to adhere to three
Every true Freemason will show tolerance
and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness
and understanding to his fellow creatures.
Freemasons are taught to practise
charity, and to care, not only for their own members, but for the
community as a whole, by both charitable giving, and by voluntary
Freemasonry strives for truth and
requires high moral standards of its members.
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