Would you consider yourself a Christian or a Jew or both or neither or is it irrelevant?
To join the masons it doesn't matter what god/s one worships.
So long as they holds the creator/s above them and show a sense of piety then they may be trustworthy people.
The lies and deception of the masses stem from no code of ethics, thinking themselves above all.
The order is simply a group of trustworthy people who have similar interests. The reason for the shaming we've all heard of is simple.
So long as one holds something above you, you will most likely never betray them.
Rest assured it is a two way street once you have proven worth and trust.
One does not hold without giving secrets as well.
Most of the really elite subsections of Freemasonry you have to be Christian to join (i.e. Knights Templar)
With so much Christian symbolism in it, I really don't know why you would join if you weren't Christian honestly.
>It is a requirement to join the Freemasons that you believe In a deity. It doesn't matter what religion you subscribe to.
But many lodges will have you swear your oath on a Bible.
Entered Apprentice here.
I identified myself with both.
On one hand, I subscribe to most of the Zohar, Bahir and Sefer Yetzirah theories and interpretations.
On another, I do feel sympathy towards the figure of Christ, but I don't about him as a human being, rather it's a state of mind, like Budah.
I do think there's a Divinity which resembles the Ain Sof concept in Judaism.
Yes it is. I'm a Master Mason. It's a cult.
Its not one of those scary suicide cults though. You're uneducated. Try to visit your local lodge to learn more.
>Cults don't let you leave and have their own dogma.
Sure thing bud.
>Do I have to already know someone who is initiated or could I get a sponsor simply by asking politely and making the first move?
1. Be a man
2. Believe in Lucifer
3. You're in.
All you have to do is ask.