Frequently asked questions - South Shields Freemasons
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Frequently Asked Questions
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How widely followed is Freemasonry?
Is it a "secret" society?
Does the notion of "Secrecy" feature in Masonic ceremonies?
Is it true that Masons have to "swear to secrecy", supposedly on pain of awful physical penalties?
What else does Freemasonry help us to understand?
Can women join Freemasonry?
What are Masonic ceremonies and rituals?
What are the so-called "mysteries" of Freemasonry?
What about those so-called "funny handshakes" and "passwords"? Do they exist?
We've heard about the "rolled-up" trouser leg? Is that true too?
What part does religion play in Freemasonry?
Why do Lodges meet in a "Temple"?
How strict are the Masonic rules?
What is a "Lodge"?
Who runs a "Lodge"?
What is a Masonic Province?
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