posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 03:29 PM
Originally posted by TxSecret
Ok.. Now before the flame war starts up I just want to let you know I'm posting this thread in good spirit. I just got a laugh when the title popped
into my head so hopefully it will get more positive attention than bad. As most of you probably know I am a Christian always striving for the truth
and I have always felt that Christianity is not compatible with Freemasonry. I don't understand how a Christian can, at the same time, be a
Freemason. Now.. This is the focus I want to make in this thread so all the non spiritual/"religious" types please at least try and stay 'close'
to what I'm trying to do here.
I'm going to see how the initial response goes then I'll post more on my angle if it's welcome.
[edit on 27-1-2006 by TxSecret]
Actually I think I understand what you are trying to "feel out". So, I'll tell you.
some backround: I was brought up prebyterian, I declared that Jesus Christ as my personal savior, further I attend my friends Baptist church. I've
also been around masonry atleast half my life. Mind you, just like my faith, I joined the Craft after research and long deliberation. My father
purposly never pushed religion or masonry. It was up to me to research, think, and decide.
That being said, the reason I'm getting back into church is because of my obligation to research my faith, with the same text I took my obligation
on. the KJV bible I also have several bibles and I'm looking into getting good translations of the talmud, torah, and the koran (even though some
muslims would say that unless the koran is in arabic it is not a true koran). Not only do I want to know more about my faith but also about the
faith's of others.
Because masonry reenforces the good things that humans are suppose to be doing anyway, Because my obligations and masonic actions do not conflict
with my christian views, I say that not only are they compatible but work hand in hand. Fellowship and toleration, faith and good moral lessons,
these are the things that you should be doing without god, without masonry, and without laws. Even though you shouldn't need these, all three
reenforce these good actions.
And while some only need one of the above, I liike them all.