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Masonic Rings: Things You Don’t Probably Know About Freemasonry
As opposed to what most people know, freemasons are not what popularly known as a “secret society”. They are actually considered a fraternity group with few secrets, which are merely passwords and handshakes, so they may know one another. Over the years, social stigma regarding freemasonry evolves in persistence, influence, and vision to dominate the world, but this is not the case because freemasonry is simple a brotherhood or order, insisting faith or living with true God, hope or achieving eternal salvation through God, and charity in its members. The masonic ring is a sign of being a member of freemasonry, so much like emblems or stickers found in automobiles.
There are many admirable qualities such as love, integrity, fair dealing, love for fellow man and honesty, but it doesn’t automatically mean being a member of freemason possesses all of these qualities. With that being said, not all good men are freemasons, and not all freemasons are good men. A freemason wearing his masonic rings probably means he is making a conscious effort to do his best in applying all the commendable virtues freemasonry teaches. On the internet “masonic ring finger” crops up in few web places, but in the contrary, there are no rules wearing masonic ring on a special finger, so freemasons are given the freedom to wear their masonic rings on their little finger, ring finger or middle finger. There are many questions revolving on the representation of masonic rings. The truth is there’s no deeper meaning in itself, it is just worn for the world to know that the wearer is a freemason, which means the presence of a freemason who is always willing to help people. Unfortunately, masonic rings are widely sold online and some people take advantage and wear them even if they aren’t members to be credited and treated what they believe are specially given to freemasons. Thus this being said, it’s not good unfairly accusing masons as belonging to a secret society, because there are fake people or pretenders out there trying to ruin the reputation of freemasonry.
The truth is freemasons do their best to prove that they’re a men of good standing, with good intentions, following high standards of virtues and qualities and may choose to wear a masonic ring or not. Masonic rings are just representations of the bigger picture of a real freemason, purely visual signs, not possessing any masonic secret, which serve as a seal of authenticity within the fraternal order. The square and compasses are common symbols found upon the face of masonic rings, symbolizing two triangles, one pointing upward toward our Creator into the heavens, and one pointing downward, representing the earth and men.