posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 04:58 AM
I had been considering joining the Masons for some time. I had talked to many Masons about this, and it seemed to be something that I really wanted
to become involved in. I was talking to a friend about this and he said that he had thought about it as well.
Two days later, this friend and I were talking and the Masons came up in conversation. He said that he decided he did not want anything to do with
the Masons and suggested that I shouldn't either. I was really suprised and asked him why his feelings had changed so much in such a short period of
He said that he had talked with his Preacher about wanting to become a Mason. Apparently his Preacher said that Masons are a "very bad"
organization, that 'Secret Societies' are un-Christian. He then went on to explain to my friend how the Masons are trying to rebuild the temple in
Jerusalem in the name of the Anti-Christ. Obviously he was encouraged not to join, with the consequence of eternal hell placed in his mind.
I could hardly believe that his Preacher was saying all of this to him. I just shook my head and said "If that is what you want to believe..."
Of course, this is nothing new. Although I was very suprised to hear this from a preacher. Everyone is always talking about Masonic conspiracies and
such... I think there is more of an Anti-Mason conspiracy happening.