In matters of ritualism and recognition
There are those who argue that this ritualism is old-fashioned and people should use the time to discuss other subjects more akin to the realities of the current day life. The argument is rounded, because if one uses the Lodge as a place to debate the same issues that use to do in a café, a lunch with friends, or otherwise why people have the trouble to go to Masonic meetings, wear special dressing, perform odd ceremonies and direct to the other folk seat aside strange names? For a second simple reason, that is for performing this type of ritualism, modern freemasonry repeat the gests, perambulations and routines that connect it to three hundred years of tradition. By putting a step in the past Freemasonry gets a guarantee that can have a future and is not a transitory enjoyment.