Q. Is freemasonry compatible with religion?
Roman Catholics were for many years urged not to be freemasons but this attitude has now changed. None of the clergy who are freemasons complains that the movement is incompatible with religious conscience.
The reason there is no problem is that whilst a freemason must have a belief in a Supreme Being, the movement itself has no theological tenets or sectarian interpretations. Biblical characters (e.g. King Solomon), events, quotations and ethical allegories are part of freemasonry’s procedures, but it draws no theological conclusions from them.
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