I consider two things on this page: what I believe about Freemasonry, and what I think about the future of Masonry in the United States.
I believe that Freemasonry has two purposes. I believe Masonry has had both these purposes from its very beginnings. Although consciousness of these two purposes has waxed and waned among the Masonic community across the centuries, these two purposes remain crucial and central to the Masonic endeavor; in our day, we ignore them to the peril of the Fraternity.
I believe that Freemasonry in the United States—and, from what my informants tell me, throughout the English-speaking world—is at a fork in the road, so to speak. On one path, Freemasonry becomes virtually extinct within the lifetimes of men we are now initiating. On the other path, Masonry regains it vigor and strength, becoming the fraternity of about 8% of the adult male population.
I discuss the data that lead me to these stark conclusions in my book, The Resurgence of Freemasonry. Beyond the data, as I outline in detail in the book:
All those men on the front cover of my book: are they leaving the Fraternity?
Or are they entering it?
That, my brethren, will depend a great deal on what we do—or fail to do—over the next few years.
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