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Why Roman Catholics Oppose Freemasonry

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Not sure how widespread this is, but my lodge is shared with the OES as is most lodges in the area. We work closely with them and they cook dinner for us sometimes. (They make good food too)




posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by network dude
Not sure how widespread this is, but my lodge is shared with the OES as is most lodges in the area. We work closely with them and they cook dinner for us sometimes. (They make good food too)


Being that we have the largest lodge in North Jersey we actually have two Eastern Star chapters.

We all know Masons do not recruit but holy crap, those women are like a walking Uncle Sam poster.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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It is so predictable that these perennial threads about Catholicism and Masonry never mention all of the other religions that forbid or at least strongly discourage membership in the Masons. They include:
Among Protestants opposed to Freemasonry are:

Church of the Nazarene

Mennonites

North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Christian Reformed Church in North America

Church of the Brethren

Assemblies of God

Society of Friends (Quakers)

United Brethren

Free Methodist church

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Free Church of Scotland

Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland

Presbyterian Church in America

Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland

The Church of Scotland does not ban congregants from becoming Freemasons, but in 1989 the general assembly said there were "very real theological difficulties" with Church of Scotland members being Freemasons.

The 1985 Methodist Conference in England said that Freemasonry competed with Christian beliefs,[45] asking that Methodist Freemasons reconsider their membership and that Masonic meetings be banned from Methodist premises.

en.wikipedia.org...

In addition, many Islamic scholars believe :

any Muslim who joins a Masonic group knowing the true nature of Freemasonry and its secrets, and carries out its rituals and is keen to do so, is a kaafir who should be asked to repent. If he repents, all well and good, otherwise he is to be put to death and if he dies in that state then his recompense will be that of the kaafirs. Whoever joins the Freemasons but does not know what they really are, or know about their plots against Islam and the Muslims, and their spreading evil and the evil that they are planning against everyone who tries to bring people together and reform nations, and he joins them in their general activities and talk that does not apparently contradict Islam, is not a kaafir, rather he is excused in general because of their concealing their true nature from him, and because he does not share their basic beliefs or aims. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Acts are but by intentions, and each man will have but that which he intended.”

islamqa.info...

The above is only a partial list that I compiled.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
It is so predictable that these perennial threads about Catholicism and Masonry never mention all of the other religions that forbid or at least strongly discourage membership in the Masons. They include:

North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
Funny story on that one: The Southern Baptist Convention had one of their members write up an evaluation on Masonry. He did due diligence and gave Masonry a thorough examination and found no signifiant conflict with the southern baptist teachings, and his paper reflected those findings. So the board fired him, published his paper with about 16 pages cut from it, and he left the church and became a Mason himself.
edit on 2012.4.11 by JoshNorton because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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All cut from the same cloth, IMO.

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LOL



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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My point in posting the above, was not to make any statement showing approval or disapproval of Masonry. If people want to join, they should join. If they don't they shouldn't.
My point which always seems to be missed, is that I am sick of all of the bigotry on ATS, from all sides.
GROW up people. Make your own decisions, then live with them. No one is asking you to do something you don't want to do, or refuse to do something that you don't, as long as you break no laws.
Life is too short. Why waste your time complaining about organizations you don't agree with. No one is forcing you to do anything, unless Obama care is held up, and the government forces you to buy insurance you don't want.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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I don't think the belief systems of many CT'ist would fare any better if the leaders of any of these faiths were to judge them. Each has a rigid dogma that is intolerant of a POV that is or is thought to be outside of established doctrine.



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by Masonic Light

Originally posted by ForkandSpoon


Most American lodges would be quite lost without the help and support of their OES members, who are often the heart of many of the best charity fundraisers.



I disagree. Most American Lodges do not sponsor Eastern Star Chapters, and therefore have no connection with them, for fundraisers or otherwise.


Well in my area they do.....and they are very much involved and in support of the Lodge......perhaps it's a regional thing.



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