Some have stated on another thread that to be eligiable for initiation into the 33rd degree, an initiate must commit murder. Is this true or fiction?
I like this question, it is a rare one that doesn't get asked much anymore.
You do not get initiated into the 33rd degree.
It is an honourary degree conferred on those in the Scottish Rite, or Ancient and Accepted Rite depending on where you are, for long services and contribution towards said rite.
As I mentioned elsewhere if you are in America there are many 32nd degree masons, in UK very very few.
There is no such requirement to be considered for this honourary degree.
There are only really two things you need to be a Master Mason and a believer in the Trinity.