My limited understanding is that we got our ritual from the UK which holds the trinitarian requirement but they got their ritual from the NMJ which doesn’t.
*shrug* I’m now entitled to visit both regardless, and to be honest the universal ritual feels very Christian anyway, I personally would rather take a universal path where one exists as I’m not in favour of additional faith requirements beyond those of the blue lodge.
I checked -
Supreme Council 33° A. & A. S Rite for Scotland Province of Victoria is a Christian Order
Antient and Accepted Scottish Rite for Australia - do not need to be Christian.
... I’m not in favour of additional faith requirements beyond those of the blue lodge.
I used to have the same view - but changed it. Freemasons should be encouraged to follow their interests and meet their own needs. If that means faith or height or financial requirements - so be it... many brothers here get upset about "dinning lodges" where dinner is expensive, good luck to them I say and as long as they are having fun and being good men, go for it is my thought..
If you find AASR does not sit well with you, try the Mark or Chapter - but talk to a mentor as to which.