Sunday, February 24, 2008

Freemasonry and Christianity

While Freemasonry invites men of all Faiths known to our world to come together as one, its origin and greater appreciation has been from those of the Christian faith. It will unlikely accomplish its divine purpose unless men of other faiths come to its banner. We look forward to the day when Buddhist, Shinto, Taoist and Confucian shall join us. The sons of Abraham are hopelessly mired, it would seem in the confusion of bloody sacrifice, and gematria. Fundamentalism has recently done more to dissuade men from gathering toward this universal objective, with narrow interpretations, orthodoxy and dogma. If the richest, most educated peoples on the earth today are unable to agree with Freemasonry's aim, hiding behind the limits of empiricism and elitism, we can only dream that those who still toil endlessly for the daily bread will contemplate the great ideal of a universal brotherhood of mankind.

7 comments:

Gingerman said...

Freemasonry has had more impact in other religious groups. Take a look at Bro. Kipling's poem, The Mother Lodge:

http://tinyurl.com/3blsnh.

Society seems to be moving more toward fanaticism these days, with people taking pride in ignorance and intolerance.

Radcliffe said...

Thanks for the link, Gingerman. remarkable poem

Tom Accuosti said...

Hey, I'm a Taoist Freemason! I think I'm one of the only ones, though.

Masonic Traveler said...

your post speaks truth. I think the inherent problem of Freemasonry today is the lack of knowledge that new masons seek out, deferring rather to the knowledge they believed they already had. This doesn't imply bending faith, but in taking in the ideas of the other beliefs.

Widow's Son said...

You're right, Bro. Tom. No one's more Tao than thou.

Widow's Son
BurningTaper.com

Radcliffe said...

Thanks MT, thats what I like about the tenet of Freemasonry and of our nation, we are open to most all faiths.

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