The Freemasons attract a lot of attention for a secret society and they have since their inception. People are constantly wondering who’s in the Freemasons, how much we already know, and how much is simply conjecture. What we do know about the Freemasons is up for debate, since they’re a secret society and probably have no issue putting fake information out there so their real customs and rituals stay secret. That being said, over the last few hundred years, there are a few things that we do know. We can’t have a conversation about the Freemasons and their impact on the world without figuring out what’s real, what’s fake, and what’s just ridiculous.
The Freemasons have a culture that’s a rich as any country’s, which isn’t a surprise given how old the society is. There are famous people who’ve been discovered to be a part of the Freemasons, and the United States was founded by more than a few of them. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not hard to get into the Freemasons. As long as you have one specific, surprising quality, you’re a fair candidate to join their brotherhood. The Freemasons aren’t just a regular brotherhood, these are people who’ll go to the grave and defy the laws of their country to protect their fellow mason, and they know when people are trying to find their secrets. Here are a few things you need to know about the Freemasons.
1. The Freemasons Aren’t A Secret
The Freemasons aren’t a total secret, as you can probably guess. After all, we’re sitting here writing about them and you’re sitting here reading about them. There are constant exposes about what “really” goes on with the Freemasons, and some people have even written tell-alls about the experience. Freemasonry even has a Wikipedia page, and we know enough about them to have a ton of information already at our fingertips. The Freemasons in pop culture are pretty prominent, from movies like National Treasure to documentaries on the subject. You may even know a little about them yourself, either from pop culture sources or just because you were curious. Either way, Freemasons don’t have quite the secret society they think they do.