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Masons basically have been working towards having an open forum for ideas. We have a requirement and a belief in a supreme being, so whether you want to call him God or Allah or anything else, you have to believe in a supreme being. We’re very tolerant in terms of different political ideas and political thoughts and those kinds of things. The idea is we provide a place for people to meet on what we call the level. Which means whether you’re the top doctor or top lawyer or top politician in town or a shoe repairman or anyone else, within Masonry it kind of takes away that class guideline.