Not being able to be an athiest better explains it then "have to believe in a god" because of that issue of "Well what god?"
It doesn't matter what god, that is left to the individual. If the individual is a muslim, and the christian god is right or whatever, then I guess
that Muslim is going to hell, but at least in his life he did only good and was accepted by peers rather than stoned.
The problem is, Christians imediately try and debunk Masonry by saying that it teaches the wrong god, or satan.
This is not true, because it teaches NO god, it teaches a way of life, and only let's in men whom believe that this universe is more than an
accident, and that your soul is immortal.
Meaning it pretty much only exludes athiests...if your god is a coca-cola bottle, and your holy book is the little nutrition lable on the bottle, then
I suppose (Though with much doubt and confusion) the Worshipful Master will allow your "Holy book" to be placed among the holy bible and the holy
book of any other religions present.
Do you get it now? Many don't seem to, they still think of Freemasonry as a religion, if it were I wouldn't be a mason because currently I don't
really have a religion, but my own...which is a good religion, because it is so boiled away of belief, that it pretty much only leaves what MUST be,
and leaves the rest to the person to discover.
Anyways....At time Truth, you say that Christianity does not condemn people's souls for believing in other religions, as long as he doesn't disobey
God's will or whatever (This is exactly what freemasonry is, with "God's will" being the Book of Moral Law -the holy bible of christianity-, a
guide in respectable behaviour, that all can accept.) yet then you say Freemasonry is bad, because they "believe in many gods or something, which is
the devil" which is not right because Freemasonry doesn't believe in any god. The Freemason believes in what God he thinks is best. To some that
is Christianity...to myself, it is more along the lines of Taoism where that "oneness" is what we would call "GOD".
No catholic has ever talked about entering freemasonry to take it over, but the freemasons have to the catholic church.
Well that's completely wrong, and probably propogated by your "Loving" Church.
All religions are being joined by the banners of offending another culture.
I'd like to raise a very VERY GOOD POINT! This coming from someone who doesn't believe god is a concious being that makes miracles, still should
hold merit in EVERYONES mind. And I think this might blow your socks off Truth, I bet it'll blow many other people's socks off....
...What if Satan isn't the combining of "Many religions into one, thus destroying "god's religion" christianity"...but rather, Satan's greatest
task, and success, was to make man worship MANY religions, and the hate and intollerance of each religion, is the tool of the devil, used to keep us
all from believing in God's TRUE religion.
This goes for Christianity too, a satanist religion because it believes it is right as well, when in reality it is only a small piece of the "TRUE
RELIGION" which was lost millenia ago when Satan devided man apart, and gave them all different languages, so that they may never threaten his
I don't believe there really is a satan, or any big "Holy Drama" but it's worth thinking about. Maybe Satanism isn't the bringing together a
myriad of religions, but keeping them apart, for your own vanity.
Remember, Vanity, is Satan's most favorite sin.