Originally Posted by KSigMason
I guess I'll put more clearly:
Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. It requires of its members a belief in God as part of the obligation of every responsible adult, but advocates no sectarian faith or practice. Masonic ceremonies include prayers, both traditional and extempore, to reaffirm each individual's dependence on God and to seek divine guidance. Freemasonry is open to men of any faith, but religion may not be discussed at Masonic meetings.
Freemasonry lacks the basic elements of religion:
- It has no dogma or theology, no wish or means to enforce religious orthodoxy
- It does not claim to lead to salvation by works, by secret knowledge, or by any other means. The secrets of Freemasonry are concerned with modes of recognition, not with the means of salvation.
If Freemasonry requires that you believe in GOD and are of a religion to become a member, but espouses it is not a RELIGION, something is wrong there, pal.
It's a religion of its' own kind.
They've just hoodwinked you into believing they're of the Christian sort.