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To be eligible to become a Freemason you must accept belief in a Supreme Being and be prepared to take "obligations" on the holy book which governs your faith (not necessarily the Bible). If you're not comfortable with that, Freemasonry isn't for you.

To put it another way - it depends on why you're not comfortable with the Bible. If it's because you have another religion, you can probably join. If you're an atheist, you can't (and it wouldn't suit you).

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4 hours ago, sirKnight said:

Im.not comfortable swearing oath on the Bible. Can I still.become a freemason?

It's no different from doing so in a law court.  The following two of our rules set out this aspect:

3. The first condition of admission into, and membership of, the Order is a belief in the Supreme Being. This is essential and admits of no compromise.
4. The Bible, referred to by Freemasons as the Volume of the Sacred Law, is always open in the Lodges. Every Candidate is required to take his Obligation on that book or on the Volume which is held by his particular creed to impart sanctity to an oath or promise taken upon it.

If you have a problem with either of these, then it would be a good idea to discuss the subject with whoever you are in contact with concerning your wish to join.  That person will almost certainly need to take further expert advice, as this is a seriously fundamental requirement.

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8 hours ago, sirKnight said:

Im.not comfortable swearing oath on the Bible. Can I still.become a freemason?

Very hard to give you a proper answer because you haven't explained what the problem is.

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On 04/07/2020 at 10:42, Trouillogan said:

... or on the Volume which is held by his particular creed to impart sanctity to an oath or promise taken upon it.

And that's the important part. If you're not happy with the Bible because of your particular beliefs, this clause applies. The Bible as the Volume of the Sacred Law, is symbolic - for example, if you lived elsewhere in the world for example, the VSL that's physically present/open in lodge, is quite possibly not going to be the same as here in the UK.

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1 hour ago, Ozymandius said:

incidentally, could a Quaker become a Freemason or anyone who else who is forbidden to swear oaths on the Bible.

 

Yes there is a form of words to do so. Hence my comment earlier the problem is the OP gives no context so not possible to address.

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