Moreover I find it funny that Lucifer, bringer of light, is tied in with Satan, the Prince of Darkness. Wouldn't light be associated with Heaven? All of this over a misinterpretation of the Hebrew language, well that and the lies of the Frenchman "Leo Taxil", who was kicked out of Freemasonry and in spite drummed up lies.
Originally Posted by norwaypianoman
I believe that the Mason is a 100% religion. And just like you cannot have 2 network provider on one phone, you cannot have 2 religions at once.
I believe Masons are idol worshippers, and therefore - they "cease" to be christians.
So the Masons end up being an dishonest religion, because they are not honest about their belonging and their beliefs.
Freemasonry doesn't meet the requirements of religion. No theology. No plan of salvation. We don't advocate any particular faith or practice. We don't seek converts/members. We don't raise money for religious practices.
Freemasonry has no idols to worship. Each brother worships his own God in his own way. In fact, the York Rite branch of Freemasonry requires you to protect the Christian faith.
Hmm, I wonder why Lucifer is tied with Satan. Could it be;
I will refer you to my previous post:
Originally Posted by KSigMason
And for the billionth time someone has misquoted Albert Pike. Lucifer is referring to light, ie knowledge, enlightenment. And in fact, the Bible is not referring to Satan when they speak of Lucifer, but in fact they are speaking of a Babylonian king, Helal, son of Shahar (translated from Hebrew to mean: Day Star, Son of the Dawn). In the original Hebrew Lucifer is not used as it is a Latin name. The confusion of all this comes from mistranslation/interpretation. King Jame's scholars did not translate from the orginal Hebrew into modern English but used previously translated versions from the 4th century (St. Jerome). Jerome had mistranslated the Hebraic metaphor, "Day star, son of the Dawn," as "Lucifer," and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place. Lucifer the morning star became a disobedient angel, cast out of heaven to rule eternally in hell.
Like I said, this misinterpretation and the lies of Leo Taxil led to todays craze of Masonic-Satanism conspiracy. Leo even confessed that he made everything up and did it to embarass the church and the Brothers that expelled him, but the damage was done and the lie spread like fire on a dry plain.
Originally Posted by stompk
Really, is that why this guy who looks like he has one foot in the grave is called a Grand High Priest?
Because in the Royal Arch degree you re-enact the Jews return to Jerusalem and the rebuiding of King Solomons Temple. The High Priest was in charge of them and so we commemorate them by naming our head as High Priest. The High Priest actually does no priestly duties (he just presides over the Royal Arch ceremonies/meetings) as the Royal Arch has a Chaplain. Like I said before, the York Rite requires a Christian faith, but the Blue Lodge doesn't.