According to this site, I think I agree more with the Masons than I do the Christians...
I've honestly been considering joining for awhile now. Nice big lodge locally...
I think the waiting to be saved attitude comes directly from the worship of someone/something else, rather than believing the only one that can save I, is I.
Did the one called Jesus ever teach to worship him or anything else? This quote is often cited as "proof" that we're meant to worship him:
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
How are we supposed to interpret this? Is he saying that we should worship him, live the teachings he taught, or something else entirely? Is it possible to both worship and live the teachings? Honestly I don't know the answers to these questions, and anyone claiming to know is suspect, imho.
Don't even get me started on the belief that heaven/hell are something that come after death...
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Love this quote; it's mentioned briefly in "Four Agreements":
the word is a force, it is the power to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life. What other animal on the planet can speak? The word is the most powerful tool you have as a human; it is the tool of magic. but like a sword with two edges, it can create the most beautiful dream, or it can destroy everything around you. one edge is misuse of the word, which creates a living hell. the other edge is impeccability of the word, which will only create beauty, love and heaven on earth.