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The Question of Freemasonry and the Founding Fathers Paperback – October 1, 2005
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However he does a good point of showing that Masonry typically was more oriented to Christian religion with prayers and ritual during the times of the Revolution. Despite the Deistic tone we are now accused of, not all Masons consider themselves this.
Masonry has stepped back to be more non-denominational, agreed, but nothing, nothing conflicts w/ anyone still being a Christian at home, in church or even in Lodge, if one were to say so.
His mistakes are accusing our God as some other made up deity, not knowing or ignoring the fact we still use the King James Bible, and reference it many times in prayer and ritual. It is obvious we stay strictly w/ the Old Testament.
The Titles of reverence for God we use and not just "The Grand Warden of Heaven" which may in fact be our own, are also ones used during the times of the 1700's when even Sermons had these Titles for God. Washington used them, a book Sacred Fire by Lillback, one that Barton so loves even states and proves Washington as a Christian, shows even he used such titles for God. In fact it's his book that shows sermons used them as well.
Masonry does not indoctrinate anyone w/ the teachings of Albert Pike, personally I think he's a loser, but we are a democratic organization/ fraternity and one is entitled to his own views.
But know this, we are talking about the same God, and shame on Barton for saying so.
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This book clarified the difference between masons of our founding era and the modern day masons. Many things have changed. Good book, recommend it.Published 15 months ago by PJJ
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