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Posted: 27 March 2017 05:55 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Dear Friends,

Please help me to take a better understand of some words used in the definitions and descriptions of Freemasonry.

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S1-1: “a sign sporting a square and compass.”

Q1-1: What means “sporting” here?

 

S2-1: “The greatest lure of Freemasonry is the mystique of a locked door. On the other side of that door are rituals, symbols, and ceremonies known only to its members and Masters, and unwritten secrets that have been passed from mouth to ear for centuries.”

Q2-1:  What does “lure” means here?

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Posted: 27 March 2017 06:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Sporting in this case means displaying or showing.
Lure - in this case means attraction or enticement.

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Posted: 27 March 2017 07:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Thanks.

S3-1: “It is a sign universally recognized throughout the world for centuries, as a symbol of truth, morality, and brotherly love. It is the square and compass of Freemasonry.” - “The square and compass are the universal symbol of Freemasonry.

Q3-1: What is the meaning of letter “G”?

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Posted: 27 March 2017 08:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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O.Y. - 27 March 2017 07:50 PM

Thanks.

S3-1: “It is a sign universally recognized throughout the world for centuries, as a symbol of truth, morality, and brotherly love. It is the square and compass of Freemasonry.” - “The square and compass are the universal symbol of Freemasonry.

Q3-1: What about the letter “G” At its center?

The G is found primarily in the US.  It may be found in other English speaking countries, but it is more a US thing.  For us it stands for God and/or Geometry.

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Posted: 28 March 2017 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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O.Y. - 27 March 2017 07:50 PM

Thanks.

S3-1: “It is a sign universally recognized throughout the world for centuries, as a symbol of truth, morality, and brotherly love. It is the square and compass of Freemasonry.” - “The square and compass are the universal symbol of Freemasonry.

Q3-1: What about the letter “G” At its center?

FYI it’s ‘Square & COMPASSES,’ not ‘compass.’

Even Masons often get that wrong.

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Posted: 28 March 2017 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Thank you friends.

What differences are there between using Compass and Compasses in definitions of Freemasonry?

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Posted: 28 March 2017 01:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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O.Y. - 28 March 2017 11:07 AM

Thank you friends.

Is the point singular and plural? If so - only one Compass can be seen in the sign. If no - What differences are there between using Compass and Compasses in the definition of Freemasonry?...Please.

It’s nothing to do with Freemasonry, it’s the instrument itself.

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Posted: 28 March 2017 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Thanks. Now I understand.

“The Square and Compasses (or, more correctly, a square and a set of compasses joined together) is the single most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry. Both the square and compasses are architect’s tools and are used in Masonic ritual as emblems to teach symbolic lessons.”

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Posted: 29 March 2017 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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DB32 - 28 March 2017 08:57 AM
O.Y. - 27 March 2017 07:50 PM

Thanks.

S3-1: “It is a sign universally recognized throughout the world for centuries, as a symbol of truth, morality, and brotherly love. It is the square and compass of Freemasonry.” - “The square and compass are the universal symbol of Freemasonry.

Q3-1: What about the letter “G” At its center?

FYI it’s ‘Square & COMPASSES,’ not ‘compass.’

Even Masons often get that wrong.

Yeah, I usually get this wrong myself, lol.

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