posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 05:50 PM
We're all children of God......it's just a matter of who you feel was Messiah or if they have come yet...Christians obviously feel we know the
answer. That said as a Mason we feel that, that in no way makes us better then other men, rather we know that faith without works is dead......and
that all men of faith must strive for the life and the morals God has laid before us.
I know many Ministers within the York Rite Commandary...I know of at least one Rabbi who is also in York Rite but merely elected to stop after first
two sections of Royale Arch, and Crptic Degrees and doesn't participate in the Templars. There are also Hindu and Muslim and other religious men and
ever their clergy within masonry....All of us disagree perhaps on which religion is the "word" of God. However all of us agree in certain principles
and wisdom, that are taken from the Old Testiment/Torah. We also beleive our disagreements are not worthy of bledshed with each other, as we
ultimately are all worshiping God in the way we feel is correct, and our place isn't to judge the other. If only all men of faith could accept such
Masonry is NOT a religion in that it does not really concern itself with the life after death, it would council you to go to your chosen faith for
that, it's about how to live in THIS life among men of different beliefs. How we can live in peace, with tolerance, and dignity, and to build
stronger bonds among men no matter faith or money or power.....
The great problem for all the conspiracy theorists that they do not get, and why so much of their drivel is so rediculous to masons, is that the very
idea of an "elitest" few holding power is the exact OPPOSITE of all the lessons of freemasonry, which teach egalitarianism. Should ANY such
Illuminati exist, or any other secret world order exist....it would find Freemasons it's most staunch enemy.....and through different ages that is
exactly what we have been....Freemasons have ALWAYS opposed such would be despotic rulers.......which is why Freemasons were also slaughtered in
Hitler's Death Camps.......and why many of us wear blue forget me nots to this day.
Masonry in antiquity DID get involved with several world revolutions and in every case it was to give more power to people....and take it away from a
corrupt, and despotic few. Masonry will ALWAYS side with the struggles of the many rather then any elitest few.
[edit on 9/10/2009 by ForkandSpoon]