Wednesday, June 27, 2007
ZENIT INTERVIEW - MASONRY, ATHEISM AND CATHOLICISM
Yesterday NOR linked a Zenit interview with the author of THE MASONIC PLOT, Father Manuel Guerra, a recent book published in Spanish by Styria. The following is taken from the interview:
Q: Does Masonry substitute itself for religion?
Father Guerra: Masonry, in line with one of its products, the New Age, prefers to use the term "spirituality," which has a more subjective resonance than the term "religion."
Some Masons say that they are Christians and deny that Masonry is a religion. They should rather recognize that they belong to two religions: the Catholic one and the Masonic one.
But in fact, at least for many, above all for the Masons who are agnostics and deists, Masonry is a substitute for religion. Indeed, Masonry is called a "religion" and sometimes "the religion" in Masonic writings and those of Masons.