posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 02:51 AM
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: LoneWanderer1307
Thank you for sharing this reading list here on ATS! I am curious - after all of your studies (particularly of the Cahill book), what is your
impression in terms of the Freemason belief system/life approach? Is there anything worth "condemning" as the Catholic church believs? Or is that
religious absurdity based on misunderstanding?
The Catholic Church is right to recognize Freemasonry as a threat/challenge to the long sought Catholic monopoly on the souls of men because
Freemasonry offers a spiritual path that breaks free from the Catholic narrative of "one true church, mother church, the only way, the throne of St.
Freemasonry is not about devil worship but rather the idea that men of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds can come together and unite for the sake
of self-improvement, spiritual development, service to their fellow creatures, and that they can do this without the need for specific faith dogma or
creed and without the need for a hierarchical ecclesiastical body of religious clerics/elders.
Catholic leaders are right to recognize Freemasonry as a danger to the Roman Catholic church, in the same theme that a gang of burglars is right to
recognize armed home-owners as a threat to the gang's prospects of success.
Because the Roman Catholic Church has long sought to shackle and chain mankind to dogmatic superstition it rightly recognizes Freemasonry as an
obstacle to that objective.
I have debated with Catholics who are absolutely convinced that George Washington was "sick" and was a "valueless libertine" because he wanted freedom
of religion in the USA instead of recognizing the "primacy of Rome" and the "one true church."
When dealing with people who believe they have a monopoly on salvation, if you offer the quaint notion that many roads lead to the same end-zone, they
will naturally have antagonistic relations toward you.
By its very nature Freemasonry is not only contrary to Roman Catholicism, it is not only mutually exclusive with Roman Catholicism, it is a natural
enemy of Roman Catholicism, the same way that abolitionism is a natural enemy to slavery.