As has been pointed out we all took an obligation with one hand on the VSL. I do not take that lightly. I abide by the BoC and if there were something in there I objected to I would attempt to change it. If I can't change it then I can always resign.
Fairly simple brethren.
. I am/have been a member of the Craft, HRA, Rose Croix and SRIA.)
Fair comment. However, the BoC does not specifically state that AMORC is or is not quasi-masonic otherwise a proscribed organization. The interpretation of the relevant section of the BoC should be applied very strictly and most importantly, reservedly. In this case, it is my opinion that AMORC has wrongly been classified as a prohibited organization within the Freemasonry of New Zealand. There is no evidence whatsoever and howsoever to regard AMORC as quasi-masonic. AMORC does not affiliate in any manner with other organisations outside its fold as much as I am aware and contrary to what some have wrongly, otherwise misleadingly claimed in this forum.
Having said that, if the brethren in the New Zealand jurisdiction have decided overwhelmingly, to proscribe AMORC, that is there decision and it should be respected. It will be wrong however, to use the BoC as a cover for such ill-informed act of proscribing AMORC. AMORC is founded on a totally different principle which does not contradict those of Freemasonry to the best of my knowledge. Seeking knowledge cannot be evil.
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