I am the first generation in my dad's family not to have joined The Freemasons since the 17th century. This morning I watched a pretty fascinating exposé on Freemasonry on PBS. Do we have Freemasons among our membership and if so are you aware of the pervasive view (by some religionists) that Freemasons are a cult or (worse still) devil worshippers? When my granduncle died in the late 1980s (he was ninety-three) his funeral service was conducted first by the Masons and no family members were allowed in until this 33rd degree Mason had been properly "sent off". When we did go in to see him lying in his coffin his face was surrounded by laurel leaves. I recall it seemed SO traditional and rooted in tradition. My dad in his fervent desire to see me become a Mason was inclined to taunt me about "the great secret" only Freemasons find out once joining. I'm curious as to the individual take on the world's oldest (no longer only fraternal) secret society.