I don't believe in God. But I do believe in a supreme being. Super dilemma here.
Thanks for this site, it's been very informative so far and I can't wait to dig through it even more..
I wonder, what's generally expected of you as a member of the Freemasons? (Like attendance; monthly? Fees, how much and how often(usually)?)
I'm going to look it up, but if you would- To what type of person would you recommend joining the Freemasons? It's still quite unclear to me what it is about,
Kinship? Knowledge? (you don't have to go on too much on these 2 as there are plenty good answers you've already given on the other posts, simple will do thanks a lot!)
And, here comes the biggie which I do underline:
In your description you say you need an unwavering belief in god to join. To be exact:
"You must believe in and be willing to express your unfeigned belief and trust in God."
Any religious person reading this, please don't take offense- I think god is so often a product of man that I cannot say I believe in god.
Then in your answers to some of these questions on this site you say you need to believe in a supreme being. And that I could say that I do. But even though these are two totally different questions, you portray them as if they were the same. So you might see where my dilemma lies here.
Yes, I've always had unwavering faith and connection to the "something more",
No, I'll never blindly follow "somebody's god"
Yes, I'd say the universe is in itself a supreme being
No, that being wouldn't be separate from me-
Yes I can and do often praise and pray to it, but it is never out of fear of its wrath.
So I guess the real question is,
As I'm not conforming to any of the religions or their gods, but clearly have faith in a supreme being, that is, the universe; would such a view be accepted and respected in a member of the Freemasons?