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- Great Architect Of The Universe - A Supreme Being responsible for the creation of the Universe
- General term for Deity, whatever a person's belief system is.
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Notice that the idea of GAOTU was not invented by Albert Pike or others who came later.
In his book, Barton rightly states that in Christianity, "Only one God is worshipped-and that God is not the universalist deistic god that Masonry denotes as the 'Great Architect of the Universe' (GAOTU)."
Their favorite title is "Great Architect of the Universe" (GAOTU).