Well after seeing so many anti-masonry threads, I figured I should do something along the lines of what Axemen did in one of his posts. Make a water
tight post about a subject that is often commonly misunderstood. So what I have chosen is the idea that Freemasonry
is "proven" to
. Or simply that they are their own religion
. There are many topics concerning this subject. Here are a few:
Jahbulon - Masonic God
Proof that Freemasonry is a Religion
Freemasonry - Two Organizations,One Visible, The Other Invisible.
Freemasonry and Sun Worshipping
Freemasonry and Satanism
Everything that is underlined
through out this article will be defined at the bottom before Sources. Since I feel that if we can establish such
things that it would make it easier to understand one another.
After spending less than five minutes finding this many threads, I was interested in finding the sources for such accusations. So I did what 99% of
people do when they want to find information out. I did a Google Search, I simply typed in Evil Masons into the search bar. And what do you know I got
the second link provided was from the Cutting Edge so this is where I chose to start my search.
When I began to read no sooner did I reach the second paragraph I was told that:
Finally, remember two things about Masonry: 1) Superior Masons deliberately lie to their fellow Masons, as those Masons "deserve to be
mislead"; 2) Explanations given to 95% of all Masons are wrong
I won't begin to discuss this topic but here is a good link which answers many questions brought up while I go through sites and other
Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the
Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not![Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff; Red Emphasis added]
Since this site actually provided real evidence to this claim I went out and read the book.
What the actual paragraph says is this:
Moral's and Dogma: Source
The Apocalypse is, to those who receive the nineteenth Degree, the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all
the pomps and works of Lucifer. LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the
Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish Souls? Doubt it not! for traditions
are full of Divine Revelations and Inspirations: and Inspiration is not of one Age nor of one Creed. Plato and Philo, also, were
was left out of the orignal article.
One key point that was left out, when presenting the text as support to the idea that Freemasonry worships Lucifer, was this line:
which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer.
I feel that the key word is despises, establishes the fact that this paragraph is directed to be against Lucifer, not trying to connect it to a God
that Freemasonry supposedly worships.
The only way that any form of Religion is tied into Freemasonry is the required belief in a Supreme being. This Supreme Being doesn't have to be the
Christian God or the Jewish God etc. Also some of the ceremonies have ties to simple christian beliefs and teachings.
When continuing the page you notice that what I have quoted is brought up and is simply thrown away using poor logic:
At first glance, this sentence seems to contradict the one we first quoted above, where Pike identifies Lucifer as the Masonic Light-bearer.
Nowhere does Pike identify Lucifer as the Masonic Light-bearer, it makes no sense. I was trying to figure out a way to argue this, but I feel the poor
evidence for it says its all. For anything he is saying to go towards God's light, not Lucifer's pomps. If you continue reading the page, the author
goes on about how different symbols in Freemasonry relate to different Satanic symbols. Until near the bottom does it project this statement:
Satan is not a black god, but negation of God ... this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may represent evil. It is the
instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force ... under the mythologic and horned form of the God Pan; thence came the he-goat of the
Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer ..." [Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 102]
As I read this I found nothing wrong with this. Satan was orgnially made for good, but was able to turn evil. And the old Pagan god Pan was used to
represent him, reasons of which can be found elsewhere. The author tries to say that Masons say that he is God through this article by making words
such as Pan, serpent and light-bearer in red.
If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.
So by the end of this page I come to find out that the entire article was to convince people that by being a Freemason, you cannot be christian. Which
has been proven time and time agian to be false. When I set out to try to make a decent reading article to prove that Freemasonry was not Satanic, I
have found that I have done a poor job of it. I have come to realize that All I have to do is simply show the true quote, put things into context and
just laugh along with the readers when stupid assumtions are made. If someone would like to present me with some sound evidence, I would gladly
discuss it. Also if anyone has anything to add to this it would help. Sorry for any spelling errors, or any errors in my grammar. I hope my time
wasn't wasted in trying to present this. I would gladly update this or rewrite the entire article if anyone would offer me the suggestion.
the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in
A worldwide fraternal organization. Its members are joined together by shared ideals, of both a moral and metaphysical nature, and, in most
of its branches, by a common belief in a Supreme Being. Freemasonry is an esoteric art, in that certain aspects of its internal work are not generally
revealed to the public. Masons give numerous reasons for this, one of which is that Freemasonry uses an initiatory system of degrees to explore
ethical and philosophical issues, and this system is less effective if the observer knows beforehand what will happen.
used as a name of the devil
Lucifer is a Latin word derived from two words, lux (light; genitive lucis) and ferre (to bear, to bring), meaning light-bearer. Lucifer does
not appear in Greek or Roman mythology; it is used by poets to represent the Morning Star at moments when "Venus" would intrude distracting imagery
of the goddess. "Lucifer" is Jerome's direct translation in his Vulgate (4th century) of the Septuagint's Greek translation, as heosphoros,
"morning star", l
iterally "bringer of the Dawn"
a show of magnificence
the service and worship of God or the supernatural
commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
innate wickedness : DIABOLISM
obsession with or affinity for evil; specifically : the worship of Satan marked by the travesty of Christian rites
of, relating to, or characteristic of Satan or satanism
characterized by extreme cruelty or viciousness
A solar deity is a deity who represents the Sun. People have worshipped the Sun and solar deities for all of recorded history. Hence, many
beliefs and legends have been formed around this worship.
idolize: love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an ido
- Albert Pike: A Man Misunderstood
- Freemasonry FAQ's
- A Page About Freemasons
[edit on 11-9-2005 by The_Final]