Monday, 23 March 2009

Religioscope: France: Kolob Order blends Mormonism and Freemasonry

Mormons, Freemasons, Symbolist Orders, Rosicrucianism, UFOs

I don't think we're in Kansas any more Toto!

The order is the brainchild of a Frenchman who goes by the pseudonym Adama. He is both a Freemason and a Mormon convert and Sunday school teacher. In the independent Mormon magazine Sunstone, it is reported that the founder converted to Mormonism in 2005 and a year later started the Kolob Order after studying the Book of Abraham, an early Mormon scripture.

Religioscope: France: Kolob Order blends Mormonism and Freemasonry

9 comments:

Seth R. said...

Awesome. I love that kind of unapologetic approach.

Mike's 4 Tea said...

Its a news item Seth. This a blog, not an apologetics site. Anyway, Mormons have nothing to be proud of when it comes to apologetics. For goodness sake, most Mormons have only just discovered the word.

Seth R. said...

I wasn't using "unapologetic" in that sense Mike.

Mike's 4 Tea said...

Explain

maybemaybenot said...

He lives!!!

(Seth, that is)

Jennifer

Seth R. said...

I just like hearing about someone in my tradition embracing the weirdness rather than acting as if it was something to be ashamed of.

That's what I meant by "unapologetic."

Mike's 4 Tea said...

Seth

In that case I am apologetic for misunderstanding you. That said, I find it strange that one begins with the official Mormon line that Mormonism is the real orthodoxy and end up discussing Mormonism with someone who celebrates the unorthodox, the bizzare even my Mormon standards. Is this what it means to be a New Order Mormon?

Seth R. said...

New Order Mormons are all over the place. Some don't really even believe the LDS theological claims, but stay for social reasons, or just because they enjoy going to church and the morals it promotes.

That's not me. I actually dig the theology quite a bit. I don't know if simply being unorthodox qualifies you for being "New Order" or not. I've always encountered guys with unorthodox views in the LDS Church - some of them pillars of the congregation.

I think I made this point earlier in our discussions, but most Mormon congregations aren't too concerned about diverse beliefs among the members, as long as people aren't too disruptive of the peaceful participation of the entire group.

I push the envelope in Gospel Doctrine classes on occasion. But I've never been called out on it in all the years I've been doing it.

Mike's 4 Tea said...

"I push the envelope in Gospel Doctrine classes on occasion. But I've never been called out on it in all the years I've been doing it."

I like it Seth. I like it very much.