posted on May, 29 2009 @ 07:41 AM
reply to post by OmegaPoint
Thank you for that. As a christian mason who believes that Jesus is the son of God, I thank you. And on behalf of the Jewish masons, I thank you.
And on behalf of all the other religions who are included in masonry, I thank you.
Since I have not been to heaven and asked St. Peter which religion gets the free pass, I have no idea who is right. If you follow South Park, it's
While I have my beliefs, I also respect other peoples beliefs. Hell, they might be right and I may be wrong. It did happened once
before. I tend to think that God or whatever you call him would understand that as long as you believe in him, you are on the right path. The tribe
of wild bogly bogly indians in an undescovered jungle who have never been to your church pay homage to the great and powerful JuJu. Are they wrong
because they don't know his name is God? That is not for me to decide, but again, I think that God is smart enough to understand what they meant.
That is what I love about masonry. It is not a religion. We don't pray to a masonic statue of Baal, or Blafamet, or Bob the cat. We pray to
whatever God we believe in. That is the foundation of masonry. The core if you want to call it that.
I personaly don't aggree with missionarys traveling to other countries to try to convert everyone to their religion. I think if they traveled to
other countries to try to learn about other peoples beliefs it might open up a world of new thinking. (If God didn't want us to think for ourselves,
he would have made our brain a bit smaller)
I am glad you no longer have a dislike of masons. We don't claim to be any better than anyone. In fact I was given a great bit of advice when I was
leaving the Scottish Rite hall after recieving the 32nd Degree. I was told "Don't try to be better than anyone else, try to be better than
yourself." I think that most masons here try to do just that. Everyone has an ego and some show more than others, but that is the individual just
as it is for everyone on this board.
You are very well written and you have some very good ideas. I respect your opinon and enjoy reading most of your posts. have a great day.