Not the degenerate atheist Frenchman but
1.(a) To take part in the tradition and experiences of some of the West's greatest heroes of recent centuries.
(b) To be a part of my community with like-minded individuals trying to make it better
(c) To appreciate the knowledge of well developed and educated men to improve my own self development
2. Masonry is not a religion, but Masons are expected to believe in a supreme being.
3. It is not a Masonic symbol, it is a Christian symbol for God.
4. Looks like conspiracy shit so, sorry, I'm not going to waste my time.
5. Because Masonry derives from stonemasons, who use aprons in their labors. When Freemasonry became speculative the aprons remained as a reminder of its lineage.
6. To save the world, one man at a time, and the areas immediately around them.
7. This depends on the individual, has no real relation to Mason ry
8. This is a mixed-bag. On one hand, aristocracy exists at the head of the UGLE, and the officer system is derivative of Church systems, Freemasonry was appreciated by both the British who supported the monarchy and by Americans who didn't.
9. All of the information is public.
Masons don't even use signs and grips anymore, they use tokens and dues cards.
10. To accumulate knowledge as an attempt of coming closer to God.
11. See above.
12. This is the visible world, it is an illusion. The intelligible realm is wholly spiritual, and not material.
13. Scottish Lodges enjoy tradition.
The French are suicidal progressives.
14. There is no Masonic view of this.
I personally believe in prolific human civilization predating the last 10,000 years.
15. There is no Masonic view of this.
I personally believe the traitors should be hanged.