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Old 11-08-2012, 12:57 AM   #97
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Some Masonic lodges have the "27th title"...The early history of Grand Lodge is uncertain, since no minutes were taken until "1723"...The Constitutions of the Free-Masons, For the Use of the Lodges in London and Westminster was published in 1723...While the swearing of some sort of oath goes back to the earliest records of organised masonry, the first recorded ritual is not until 1"696", in the Edinburgh Register House manuscript... The Grand Lodge of New York controlled "227" lodges in 18"27"...
As to religious requirements, the oldest constitution found in Freemasonry – Anderson's Constitutions of the Free-Masons, 1723 – says that a Mason "will never be a stupid Atheist nor an irreligious Libertine" if he "rightly understands the Art". The only religious requirement was "that Religion in which all Men agree, leaving their particular Opinions to themselves".

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