So first before I say what I noticed I want to make clear it isn’t a problem for me personally. However I did find this interesting while filling out the petition.
As we know Freemasonry requires belief in a supreme power to join. Now before I got my petition I thought it would simply ask the generic, “Do you believe in a supreme being/Higher power.” Mine instead asks, “Do you seriously declare, upon your honor that you firmly believe in the existence of God, the immortality of the soul, and the divine authenticity of the Holy Scripture.”
From the context of the wording this is clearly specific to the Abrahamic religions and I was wondering why. Like I said this isn’t a problem for me personally because the answer is yes but what about any Pagans or others that wish to petition that do simply believe in a supreme being but not necessarily one denoted from the Abrahamic religions? As I understand Freemasonry has members from all sorts of religious backgrounds. Wouldn’t this variation of the question potentially be problematic at some point?