reply to post by EnkiTheKing
I agree there is a strong Christian bias in Masonry in most Lodges, but I don't believe it is a negative thing. However, if I believed the same as
you believe, my experience would likely be different and perhaps I would agree with you. I have a feeling your religious views are not accepted well
in the Lodge, and that is a shame. As long as you believe in the one, ever-living creator, then your views should be welcome, but religion is a funny
thing, people get really cuckoo about their religion.
I don't know enough about your religion to formulate and educated opinion, but I feel the Christian religion has just as many shortcomings as your
religion or any other popular religion. People have a hard time differentiating between the one Creator and all of the subsequent prophets, leaders,
and founders of the religions that followed.
Just this very weekend I was considering scheduling a baptism for myself, but I don't want to accept Christ as my savior or join a church, I just
want to have the experience like John the Baptist provided and like Jesus himself would have had. There is no reason a preacher could not perform
such a service, but very few of them are willing to do so, and I believe the reason is they don't understand their own religion adequately enough.
Still, your strongpoint is that you are not violating any of the laws or regulations governing Freemasonry with your beliefs. You need to stick with
that, and not say that you won't submit to the laws of your jurisdiction. If you want to be a voluntary member of the jurisdiction, then you
necessarily must follow the governing body. Stick with the argument that you are indeed following the those laws, and it is the other brothers that
are violating their obligations by being partial to one religion over another.