posted on Jun, 14 2003 @ 05:22 PM
Regarding the impending One World religion:
Every word here was written by a 33d degree Freemason:
Foster Bailey; The Spirit of Masonry; Page 29:
Masonry the first world religion, the world universal religion. Masonry is the descendant of, or is founded upon, a divinely imparted religion which
long antedates the prime date of creation as given in our Bible. Masonry and its allegorical rituals, and its symbols and numbers, is all that remains
to us of the first world religion which flourished in an antiquity so old that it is impossible to affix a date. It was the first unified world
Today we are working again towards a world universal religion.
Foster Bailey; The Spirit of Masonry; Page 109: Masonry Universal Religion
Is it not possible from a contemplation of this side of Masonic teaching that it may provide all that is necessary for the formulation of a universal
religion? May it not be true, as has been said, that if all religions and Scriptures were blotted out and only Masonry were left in the world we could
still recover the great plan of salvation?
A revitalised Masonry, made up of Masons true to their obligations and realising the Mystic Tie that binds them all ether in one true brotherhood,
would also provide a platform so universal that it would meet the need of thinkers of all kinds and of every school of thought. It would thus not only
meet a religious need by providing a universal religion...
Foster Bailey; Things To Come; Page 117 Christianity
As to universality: competition between religions is recognised as folly. The churchmen of Christianity have imprisoned the Christ in their own
separative religious organisations to such an extent that one might almost think that God loved only Christians. Such a man-made concept of God is
silly and unattractive. The word Christ is a name in the Hierarchy for the holder of an all embracing world-wide divine leadership and as so used,
transcends orthodox limitations. Christ to the modern mind is an active, intelligent world executive, and a living man today. His vision and his
action are for all men. He is not at all limited to Christianity.
J.D. Buck; Symbolism of Freemasonry; Page 46: Masonry the universal religion at the heart of every great religion, lie the same eternal truths. Forms
and observances only differ. .... Masonry is not only a universal science, but a world-wide religion, and owes allegiance to no one creed, and can
adopt no sectarian dogma...without ceasing thereby to be Masonic.
J.D. Buck; Symbolism of Freemasonry; Page 47:
Great Republic, Masonry is the Universal Religion
Is Jesus any the less Christos, because Christna was called "the Good Shepherd?" or because the Mexican Christ was crucified between two thieves? or
because Hiram was three days in a grave before he was resurrected? Are we not as selfish in our religion as in our other possessions? Then why is man,
while cherishing as his most sacred possession, the religion of his fathers, eternally seeking to degrade and destroy that of his Brother?
...Masonry is the Universal Religion only because, and only so long, as it embraces all religions.
For this reason, and this alone, it is universal and eternal.
J.D. Buck; Symbolism of Freemasonry; Page 50:
Secret Doctrine was the real foundation of every great Religion known to man There is no fact in history more easily and completely demonstrable than
the existence of the Secret Doctrine in all ages among all people, and of Adepts or Masters who were familiar with its teachings, and were more or
less capable of expounding its principles.
It is equally demonstrable that this Secret Doctrine was the real foundation of every great Religion known to man; that only the initiated Priest or
Hierophant knew the real doctrines in any case, and only these, as a rule, in the earliest history of each religion.
Furthermore, the Sacred Books of all religions, including those of the Jews and the Christians, were and are no more than parables and allegories of
the real Secret Doctrine, transcribed for the ignorant and superstitious masses.
J.D. Buck; Symbolism of Freemasonry; Page 52:
Secret Doctrine was the universally diffused religion of the ancient world "To recapitulate; the Secret Doctrine was the universally diffused
religion of the ancient and prehistoric world. Proof of its diffusion, authentic records of its history, a complete chain of documents, showing its
character and presence in every land, together with the teaching of all its great Adepts, exist to this day in the secret crypts of libraries
belonging to the Occult Fraternity."
J.D. Buck; Symbolism of Freemasonry; Page 66: Great Universal Wisdom-Religion
Masonry does not preach a new religion, it but reiterates the New Commandment announced by Jesus, which was also announced by every great reformer of
religion since history began. Drop the theological barnacles from the Religion of Jesus, as taught by Him, and by the Essenes and Gnostics of the
first centuries, and it becomes Masonry.
[Edited on 14-6-2003 by Researcher]