In mid-2016 the Grand Lodge of Scotland warned that the increasing number of people turning backs on religion could affect the future of Freemasonry1 – since it is requiring belief in a Supreme Being. The reference to “Godless” population brought
This was the sensational discovery presented at this year’s Sankey Lecture in Masonic Studies. Professor Andrew Prescott of the Glasgow University had a captivating story to tell and shattered our idea of having certain knowledge regarding the beginnings of the Craft.
Now, if this detail proved to be untrue… how much can we trust Anderson’s history in general?
Ferenc Kazinczy joined a Masonic lodge years before he was sentenced to death, later commuted to imprisonment for the participation in the Martinovics conspiracy. When it comes about brethren from my mother lodge in Budapest and from the Hungarian Symbolic Grand Lodge in general, there is one rule and promise I’ve made that I take very, very seriously…
In the present days we like to brag that Freemasonry is universal, that our candidates can be of any religion or faith, as long as they believe in the existence of a (the?) Supreme Being. He can worship that Being
Obviously, if there was an enlightenment at a certain point in the timeline of the European history, it had to come as a reaction to a darker period of the human existence. Indeed, we often refer to the Dark Ages
Once, as a fresh mason, I was asked to arrange and catalog the many Masonic books and magazines that arrived as gifts to the recently formed Grand Lodge where I belonged. For this, it would have been enough to read