1. Does freemasonry require belief in a supreme being?"Freemasonry does not have a sermon, nor do they give the Eucharist, Mass, or Holy Communion. There is no offer of baptism, and the fraternity has no creed or religious dogma. There is no offer of salvation. Freemasonry is secular. The fraternity tells no member how to worship, nor which religion to worship with, and a member’s religion is private to him. The candidate is told at the beginning that Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for one. Freemasonry can not save you, but only help to make you a better man and a moral person. It teaches religious tolerance and is anti-bigotry. The closest thing to being religious is a prayer during Lodge, and a graveside prayer ceremony for a members death, if it is requested, just as it is done in other fraternities, labor unions, and many governments. Freemasonry is the oldest labor union on earth, after all, which was turned into a fraternal organization in 1717." From a non-masonic source.
"The Mason's official position states that Freemasonry is not a religion. "Masons who treat it as such are mistaken. Freemasonry strongly encourages its members to belong to an established religion, although this is not a requirement for membership (only that a candidate profess a belief in a Supreme Being). Masonry is a fraternal organization that encourages morality and charity and studies philosophy. It has no clergy, no sacraments, and does not promise salvation to its members" (Roger Firestone, Difficult Questions About Freemasonry, 2002). "
There is no "observance of the many gods of the world" (BTW, by making such a statement, you are speaking a heretical doctrine, in Christianity there is only ONE God.). It has been proven above that the "Luciferian doctrine", as antimasonic cultists like to call it, primarily comes from the Taxil Hoax forgeries, although you could also point to a sheer ignorance of the Bible.
From Calvin's Commentaries: "12. How art thou fallen from heaven! Isaiah proceeds with the discourse which he had formerly begun as personating the dead, and concludes that the tyrant differs in no respect from other men, though his object was to lead men to believe that he was some god. He employs an elegant metaphor, by comparing him to Lucifer, and calls him the Son of the Dawn; 220 and that on account of his splendor and brightness with which he shone above others. The exposition of this passage, which some have given, as if it referred to Satan, has arisen from ignorance; for the context plainly shows that these statements must be understood in reference to the king of the Babylonians. But when passages of Scripture are taken up at random, and no attention is paid to the context, we need not wonder that mistakes of this kind frequently arise. Yet it was an instance of very gross ignorance, to imagine that Lucifer was the king of devils, and that the Prophet gave him this name. But as these inventions have no probability whatever, let us pass by them as useless fables."
Calvin is not the only Biblical scholar to note this (which comes from St. Jerome's translation of the Greek into the Latin, which when translated back into English would look rather silly as "Venus" which would have been more in context as the dawn star, so they kept the Latin name Lucifer. From that has spawned centuries of false teaching that the adversary was called Lucifer. Many also think the adversary's name is Satan (which means adversary in Hebrew).
Still see you are avoiding commenting on the multiple examples of speaking (well, typing) incorrect statements in the thread above. You do realize that that those that do avoidance like that show a certain kind of fruit that is not praised by the Bible, don't you?
Nice to know you can claim to know the heart condition of your grandfathers with all your claims. Do you realize what you just did Mr. Truth7t7?
2. Does freemasonry have initiates take oaths/obligations on a holy book of their choice, Bible, Quran, etc?
3. Does freemasonry teach the fatherhood of god and the brotherhood of man?