I was recently present at an investigative committee review of a new candidate for Masonry. An interesting question came up, "Are you monotheistic?" This shocked me. The real question, traditionally is "Do you believe in a Supreme Being?" There is a big difference between these two questions. After some dialogue with the candidate, the conclusion was reached that yes he believes there is a "head honcho" and that this satisfied the requirement.
1. How many people think Masonry requires monotheistic belief? Do certain Grand Jurisdictions have this as an official requirement?
2. How many Masons reading this are NOT monotheists? (I am not. I'm a henotheist)
3. What purpose would such a restriction be perceived to serve for the Good of Masonry?
Steps to the Endowment.
10 months ago