My grandfather is a mason....
I am a christian. for those of you who say it's christian... there are some differences.
anyways. the FreeMasonry is actually more of a sex cult.
The compass on top is a governing tool, it gives teh directions and rules over the square. the compass is a man. the G is supposed to reprisent his sex organs and the compass is a woman. It's about the dominant male.
another popular symbol of thiers is the obelisc. although not origionally their creation it's just another symbol of "male power and prowess"
there are about 20+ levels of freemasonry that you may go through. beign higher is obviously better. it seems harmless at first, teh spiritual part only comes later,a fter you're secure in your positiona nd the group.
Note: i did not get this information from my grandfather, as he is currently still a Mason, and hates the fact that my mother took my father to churcha nd he became a christian. he does not like our beliefs at all.