Degree XXVI — Question Set 1

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Lecture for Degree XXVI

1. Comment on Freemasonry as:
a. a practical universal "religion".
b. a variant or derivative of Christianity.
c. a "mystery" school.

2. a. How do you account for the "multitude of fantastic errors and fictions" to which every religion is prone?
2. b. List in your own mind how this and the preceding Masonic lectures help you personally to "recognise fictions, avoid errors, and live a satisfying life".
2. c. Suggest two reasons why an "oath of secrecy" should be required from the initiates of a "mystery" school.
d. Why is the establishment of a "mystery" school generally accompanied by the development of signs, tokens, and symbolism?