I suggest the question is flawed. Obviously the criterion is discriminatory: However, discrimination is in and of itself neither good nor bad. Indeed, while discrimination has acquired a pejorative connotation, it has been said to be the first step on the path of wisdom.
Seemingly people have responded to the poll according to their subjective perception of the word. From what I understand of Bro. Giovanni's question he meant 'unjustified discrimination' as opposed to 'appropriate discrimination.'
Personally, I am undecided on the issue: I doubt that a committed atheist could benefit from Freemasonry—but perhaps an open-minded agnostic may do so. While perhaps bearing on one's capacity to benefit, should it be among the criteria for membership? And, should the answer to that difficult question be a make or break issue between Grand Lodges? Of the latter I am doubtful.
May I respectfully submit that the terms "GAOTU" and "His revealed will" may symboliise other "things" than that which theology generally has in mind? For example, what if we take the "GAOTU" to symbolise Kether and "HIs revealed will" to symbolise the other sephiroth?
The frequent recurrence of misunderstandings on this topic often arises from confusing initiatic with theological perspectives. FM has IMHO to do with the former.
Beyond this, may we recall that even the "GAOTU" (U is BTW plural in the Rite of Memphis-MIsraïm) by its (deliberately used rather than "His") very "is-ness" is, in contrast to Non-Being (Ain Soph), manifest?
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
foriamhim: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
foriamhim: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT