Originally posted by 1nOne
reply to post by AugustusMasonicus
Augustus Masonicus: "Firstly, I am not a Christian so any Biblical mandates you quote do not apply."
Not so: that is precisely why they apply.
My point: The luminaries of your craft have been less than on the level with you, my friend.
The luminaries of the Craft have nothing to do with his particular Religious beliefs. They are not tasked with making him a Christian or any other religion, they are only tasked with teaching the traditions of Freemasonry.
My kid's karate teacher makes them learn respect, honor, commitment, honesty, restraint, etc., etc. They learn this as part of the art of karate, but not as a replacement for any particular religious view. Freemasonry is exactly the same thing. We share common views such as charity, truth, brotherly love, morality, etc. None of those things are specific or exclusive of any religion and ar not taught in relation to any particular religion. Demanding Freemasonry align itself with Christianity is the same as demanding my kids karate teacher align himself with Christianity.
There are PLENTY of ways for one to learn how to be moral and upright without one having to become a Christian.