Can I join the Freemasons even though one Freemason doesn't approve of me?
by Carlos Marco
(San Carlos City, Philippines)
When I was 14, I was approached by several De Molay(branch of Freemasons) members and was asked if I wanted to join their organization, and since I am a Catholic, I told them I will will not join them because they were antichrist(as one of our teacher said). One of their members(my classmate) told me that I should never join them because of what I did. Now he is a Freemason, and over the years(I'm 25 now), I grew interest in joining because, they say, becoming a Freemason makes an individual attain higher enlghtenment and encourages them to be better men. I am interested to join.
My question is, if one Freemason objects me from joining, does that mean I would never get the chance to join or get initiated? My classmate is in abroad now, but if I pledge there's a chance the Freemasons will look into my past actions on criticizing them or ask my classmate/batchmate regarding my profile.