March 30, 2015
Some have suggested that Freemasonry is a religion or a cult. This isn’t true based on close examination of the craft of Freemasonry. Freemasonry is an inference on ancient wisdom ( mostly astrotheology ) and not a religion or cult. It does have religious aspects and concepts, but the craft itself isn’t religious nor does it ask or demand any specific forms of worship.
The allegories of Freemasonry are mostly veiled inferences about the ancient astrotheology that was embedded within various religions of the ancient world. It cannot, therefore, be a literal belief in any theological aspects or concepts that it depicts outside of the moral or philosophical realm. That is why Freemasonry claims not to be a religion but why it also accepts all religions.
It would be quite ironic if it were a religion since that would mean it’s a religion that accepts all religions, which is contradictory.