Freemasonry is NOT a satanic cult. We do NOT worship the devil. Nor are we lizard people with glowing red eyes, nor do we rule the world.
These ideas are based on some old hoaxes that have been used to suppress free-thinking people who might challenge the established authority.
One of the original hoaxes is called the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”.
This has been used since 1903 to suppress Jews, and Freemasons. The Nazis used it extensively to support their ideology. They also used it as a justification in the murder of close to 200,000 Freemasons in their concentration camps during the holocaust.
Another even older hoax is called the Taxil Hoax.
This was from 1890’s by a man named Leo Taxil, who wrote absurd claims about Freemasonry to stir up outrage by the Catholic Church, which in turn was then made to look foolish once Taxil exposed his entire works as the lies that they were. Here is a direct quote by Taxil himself: “the crimes I laid at their door were so grotesque, so impossible, so widely exaggerated, I thought everybody would see the joke and give me credit for originating a new line of humor.”
Freemasonry accepts all men who profess a belief in a deity. We do not ask what specific religion they are part of. That means that in our lodges we accept men of all faiths. We also say non-denominational prayers before dinner. This acceptance of all good men, regardless of their specific religion, might be the cause for some of the discomfort that some born-again evangelist Christians might feel.
“There are Masonic conspiracy theories dealing with every aspect of society. The majority of these theories are based on one or more of the following assumptions:
- That Freemasonry is its own religion, requires belief in a unique Masonic god, and that belief in this Masonic god is contrary to the teachings of various mainstream religions (although usually noted in terms of being specifically contrary to Christian belief)
- That the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite is more than an honorary degree, coupled with the belief that most Freemasons are unaware of hidden or secretive ruling bodies within their organization that govern them, conduct occult ritual, or control various positions of governmental power
- That there is a centralized worldwide body that controls all Masonic Grand Lodges, and thus, all of Freemasonry worldwide acts in a unified manner.”
All of these ideas are completely baseless, false, and without any reliable evidence.
Just because someone has a slickly produced youtube channel or website does not mean that the ideas they propose are true.