I'm not sure whether to put this here, the Secret Societies forum or the rant section....
I am most definitely no expert in either Christianity nor Freemasonry, so i thought rather than rant my head off like i feel like doing, i'd ask your
I have one family member who is a Christian, very very devout Christian in their eyes. That's a matter of opinion but that's her belief anyway. It's
Gods way or no way.
Now i also have two other family members, the husband is a Mason and one of the loveliest guys you could ever wish to meet. Not a bad bone in his body
and everyone knows it.
Now when my Christian family member heard that the others were masons, the atmosphere turned immediately. Absolute hatred for the Freemasons, lots of
names for them, not directly towards my other family member, but at the practices of the lodges.
I explained that the Masons i knew, also went to church and worshiped God, but she was unphased. It was "different" than the proper way, and that the
Masons had "rituals and temples".
To be honest, i wanted to say, "What...rituals and temples like the Christian church?.....or every other religion out there? Instead i just changed
the subject, because there would be no talking to this person. I won't bother wasting my time trying to talk to someone who has a "my way or no way"
attitude. I also didn't want to add to the atmosphere with other family members around.
I appreciate that there are a million and one conspiracies surround Freemasonry, but isn't there also about Christianity?
I suppose i'm asking for your opinions on how you'd have handled it?
I don't know enough about the subject to know how to respond intelligently, so how exactly does the whole church and Freemasonry thing work? Do/can
they co-exist? Ordinarily i'd leave it, but as it most probably rear it's very ugly head again, i thought i'd ask.
Thanks for your time and replies, it is appreciated.
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