Freemasons claim to be one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organizations. Their public stance is to be moral and ethical and to make good men better. What exactly do they believe though? Freemasons don’t consider Freemasonry to be a religion. They consider it a fraternity and state that their membership is, in fact, made up of people who belong to many different religions. Every member is encouraged, and is completely free, to follow their own private personal beliefs but religion, as such, is not permitted to be discussed in any Lodge.