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Do I have to be religious to be a Freemason?

All Freemasons are expected to have a religious belief, but Freemasonry does not seek to replace a Mason’s religion or provide a substitute for it. It deals in a man’s relationship with his fellow man not in a man’s relationship with his God.

What is Masonic handshake?

Yes, There Is a Freemason Handshake. Freemasons greet one another with a variety of handshakes, all based on one’s rank within the organization. “There is a handshake for each degree: Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master, i.e., the first three degrees and also in the higher degrees,” says Révauger./span>

How can I be a free mason?

How Do You Become a Freemason?

  1. You must be a man of good repute.
  2. In most U.S. states, you must be over the age of 21. …
  3. You must believe in a Supreme Being. …
  4. You must be able to support yourself and your family.
  5. You must live a moral and ethical life.
  6. You must have a strong desire to want to make a difference in the world.

Are the Knights Templar Masons?

The Knights Templar, full name The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta, is a fraternal order affiliated with Freemasonry.

How many Masonic rites are there?

two

Were Templars good or bad?

The Order and its members increasingly appear in modern fiction, though most of these references portray the medieval organization inaccurately. In modern works, the Templars generally are portrayed as villains, misguided zealots, representatives of an evil secret society, or as the keepers of a long-lost treasure.