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... show more 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?
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