Along the same lines as my previous post about religious belief versus principles, I'm please to find a writer who expresses similar sentiments outside the Masonry Lodge.
I came across this statement by Cory Booker, an inspirational and motivational writer. His words sum up an ethic supported by Freemasonry.
Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give.