Who are the freemasons?
I was watching a show on the national geographic talking about freemasons. It showed them doing some sort of ritual around a book of the bible and the koran... Why? Is there a little bit of something we don't know behind these two religions? I read somewhere freemasons use to be templars and templars use to be a very powerful organization. And freemasons are ver powerful people that run the country. What is up with this? Is their secret something great and lifechanging that keeps them in power until this day? What do you think?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Freemason - A member of the Free and Accepted Masons (sometimes entitled Ancient Free and Accepted Masons), an international fraternal and charitable organization
freemason - A member of a guild of skilled itinerant masons during the Middle Ages
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
They were an old labor union back during the Middle Ages - perhaps the first labor union. Back then those giant cathedrals were REALLY important to people in Europe - every town wanted one so they could be more holy. And only so many people could cut stone - so the stone masons began to realize how important they were.
They used this importance to form a labor union which was free of Lords, and Ladies and Kings and Archbishops. And since they were free of the Church, they became sort of "anti-church" - they wouldn't go to confession anymore because the priests were just passing the information along to the King.
So as time went by they built their own half-baked religion with secret books and rules and all kinds of nonsense. But mostly it's all just crap - you can find it all on the Net if you're interested.
Mostly it's a club you join - and it helps people - like it supports hospitals and stuff. It's a pretty neat organization (no longer stone masons though) - but even to this day the Catholics are still all parnoid about them "taking over the world" - it's pretty funny.
- sandbergLv 44 years ago
Are confident it particularly is not Zionists freemasons. it particularly is not likely that freemasons have extra administration of the international than Zionists who believe they are the chosen ones. From my adventure and study apparently obtrusive that Zionists have located above the regulation "loose" masons to paintings for them.