Are the freemasons a secret satanic organization?
- AugustineLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
It is a fact that their practices, beliefs, and ceremonies are "inconsistant" with Christianity.
Do your own research...but thats it.
- 1 decade ago
Freemasonry is a fraternal organization whose membership is held together by shared moral and metaphysical ideals and—in most of its branches—by a constitutional declaration of belief in a Supreme Being.
The fraternity of Freemasonry uses the allegorical metaphors of operative stonemasons' tools and implements, to convey what is most generally defined as: A peculiar (some say particular or beautiful) system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. This is currently illustrated in the 1991 English Emulation Ritual.
It is an esoteric society only in that certain aspects are private; Freemasons have stated that Freemasonry has, in the 21st century, become less a secret society and more of a "society with secrets." The non-Freemason and historian professor Dr. Dieter Anton Binder of the university of Graz describes Freemasonry as a confidential society in contrast to a secret society in his book Die diskrete Gesellschaft. Most modern Freemasons regard the traditional concern over secrecy as a demonstration of their ability to keep a promise and a concern over the privacy of their own affairs. "Lodge meetings, like meetings of many other social and professional associations, are private occasions open only to members." The private aspects of modern Freemasonry deal with the modes of recognition amongst members and elements within the ritual.
While there have been many disclosures and exposés dating as far back as the eighteenth century, Freemasons caution that they often lack the proper context for true understanding, may be outdated for various reasons, or could be outright hoaxes on the part of the author. In reality, Freemasons are proud of their true heritage and happy to share it, offering spokesmen, briefings for the media, and providing talks to interested groups upon request.
- KashaLv 71 decade ago
To my knowledge - which granted isn't as much as it should be given my involvement with Wicca - they are not Satanic nor could they be described as such. My old boss had ties with them and by the sounds of what he could tell me they are largely Christian in nature - although of course, they constantly deny any religious affiliation. They have their oaths, but they are no longer all that secret, a lot of information on them can be easily found if not via internet or books then from Freemasons themselves.
- gonzolezLv 43 years ago
popular Freemasonry calls for that its applicants have self assurance in a suitable Being, however the translation of the time era is subject to the judgment of right and incorrect of the candidate. this means that adult males from a brilliant array of faiths, which contain (yet not constrained to) Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, etc. can and characteristic grow to be Masons. The historical past of Philippine Masonry could be likened to the historical past of the 1st Grand hotel. on the dinner occasion of St. John the Baptist in 1717, 4 of the pre-latest Masonic motels in super Britain prepared what grew to grow to be the 1st Grand hotel of the worldwide. On December 19, 1912, 3 motels that have been chartered below the form of the Grand hotel of California ultimately succeeded in organising the Grand hotel of unfastened and huge-unfold Masons of the Philippine Islands, the forerunner of what's now formally universal because of fact the main Worshipful Grand hotel of unfastened and huge-unfold Masons of the Philippines. Freemasonry isn't a secret society, yet hotel conferences, like conferences of many different social and expert institutions, are inner maximum activities open just to contributors. Freemasons are inspired to speak brazenly approximately their club, on the same time as remembering that they undertake to not use it for their very own or everyone else's progression. As contributors are from time to time the subject of discrimination which will adversely impression their employment or different aspects of their lives, some Freemasons are understandably reticent approximately discussing their club. In worry-unfastened with many different national agencies, the Grand hotel neither maintains nor publishes a itemizing of contributors and could not disclose names or member's info with out their permission.
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- Silent OneLv 41 decade ago
The masons are an excellent bunch, I work with many of them. It is simply a charity organization and a place to meet like minded individuals. They are not satanic. I am not a member so do not judge them based on me. I am an Occultist. All the members i know are christian.
- Robin HLv 41 decade ago
One must believe in a higher power to be a mason. Draw whatever conclusion you like from that.These days people like to paint the picture of it all being a relatively harmless organisation. In my view anyone in public office at any level should be compelled by law to declare their membership. I for one believe nobody is or should be above or outside the law. Unfortunately I think that is still the case with freemasonary.
Ultimately it's academic because Satan, like God, doesn't actually exist.
- your peteLv 41 decade ago
No..look them up in your local phone book and ask them to send out a leaflet on what they are about. Nothing ventured is nothing gained. They are an organisation with secrets but not a secret organisation otherwise the Police etc would be knocking on their door.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
My late Father was a freemason and was the greatest man I've known; a tireless worker for the disabled having been blinded at nineteen years of age in a coal mining accident. Rich?...do me a favour....lifelong Labour voter (when it still meant something). So, do me a service, know-alls - don't insult his memory with your misguided judgements.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
reletively secret in that you have to be introduced by a member and elected to join and no they are not satanic or weirdos. they do a lot of fundraising for charity and the like.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
no, a secret pathetic organization.
It's kinda a rich man version of monster-truck shows - building a sense of belonging to a group through a joint engagement in some useless activity.
- » mickdotcom «Lv 51 decade ago
No. They just get off on secret hand shakes and passwords. Its all kind of silly but harmless.