posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 03:03 AM
Pike and Crowley, their association with it and interpretations, are what turned me off in the final analysis.
Plus, as I said, I strongly suspect that Jesus Christ mastered the ancient mysteries, mysteries which Masonry IS founded on when it comes right down
to it. I think he pilaged the house and left nothing. Outside of Christ, there is nothing left as far as I can tell. But I am not your ordinary
Christian either, and recognize the Golden Ratio, and I don't think it's an accident that early Christians used the fish symbol.
In closing, as a Christian, I think God is Spirit and Truth, and of a highly personal and intimate nataure, and offers the totality of whatever I
might be looking for and needing, including an eternal frame of reference, in loving mutuality.
Justice is served in Christ, as well as Mercy. The pillars are evidenced therein, the demonstration made.
To deal in issues of baptism, salavation, and enlightenment, employing the Temple frame of reference, absent Christ, is in my view, as a Christian,
utterly absurd. Like I said, I think you're operating in an emptied house, since the strong man could be left with nothing in the final analysis, and
Jesus understood this, uncompromisingly so, and for that I am happy.
[edit on 7-1-2009 by OmegaPoint]