Cults use psychological coercion to recruit. The Freemasons do not recruit nor do they use psychological coercion. A cult leader is usually self-appointed, dogmatic, messianic and not accountable. Masonic leadership is member elected and held to strict regulations. Cults typically do not benefit society. Freemasonry is an institution intentionally designed to benefit society.If you reproduce any portion of this page, please link back to http://MasonicMyths.com and include the attribution - This page was written by the Past Masters of the The Ashlar Company.