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  Freemasonry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Freemasons were prominent in the foundation of the modern Mexican state and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the writing of its anticlerical constitution.
Freemasons consider the need for vigilance in the defense of human liberty to be as great in society as it is within the Craft.
The Freemasons are spoofed in an episode of The Simpsons as The Ancient Society of Stonecutters, a secret organization that controls everything from NASA to the Academy Awards (thereby securing Steve Guttenberg's stardom).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freemasonry   (9023 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Masonry (Freemasonry)
The compound term Freemason occurs first in 1375 -- according to a recently found writing, even prior to 1155 [1] -- and, contrary to Gould [2] means primarily a mason of superior skill, though later it also designated one who enjoyed the freedom, or the privilege, of a trade guild.
These freemasons formed a universal craft for themselves, with a system of secret signs and passwords by which a craftsman, who had been admitted on giving evidence of competent skill, could be recognized.
Freemasons are obliged to put into effect the principles of Freemasonry in practical life and to defend the ethical foundations of human society, whensoever these are assailed.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09771a.htm   (14785 words)

 USATODAY.com - Dwindling Freemasons hope to attract new blood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Freemasons say reports that they're trying to take over the country are greatly exaggerated.
Freemasons are now trying to change those perceptions with advertising and public relations campaigns.
According to Freemason Web sites, nine of the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence were members, as were 14 U.S. presidents, eight vice presidents and at least 35 Supreme Court justices.
www.usatoday.com /life/2004-11-30-freemasons_x.htm   (686 words)

The origins of the Freemasons are disputed, but the first organized lodges date from 1717 in England.
Freemasons are sometimes accused of being secretive societies because they have "signs of recognition such as handshakes, passwords, and references that only initiated members would understand."*
The NCA still exists and still puts the Freemasons at the top of their list of secret societies behind political assassinations, promotion of sexual immorality, and other evils.
skepdic.com /freemasons.html   (435 words)

 Freemasonry: Midwife to an Occult Empire
The O.T.O. founded at the beginning of the 20th century represents a reunification attempt to incorporate the traditions of the Freemasonic, Rosicrucian and Illuminist movements of the 18th and 19th centuries, the crusading Knights Templars of the middle ages and early Christian Gnosticism and the Pagan Mystery Schools.
Freemasons throughout history have contributed immensely to our society, I would be remiss having not mentioned it.
Freemason Chevalier Andrew Ramsay, as far back as 1736, during a gathering of French Masons, revealed that Masonry was the heir of the secrets of the Templars who in turn were the inheritors of the ancient wisdom of the pagan Mysteries.
www.conspiracyarchive.com /NWO/Freemasonry.htm   (6165 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Freemasons
Freemasons can be traced back to medieval times when stonemasons formed guilds and unions, but some sources trace them back even further.
Freemasons themselves claim not to be a secret society, because membership is not a secret and their constitution, rules, aims, and principles are not secret.
There are writings linking the Freemasons to President Lincoln's assassination, beliefs of Nazi Germany, the murder of Pope John Paul I, establishing the Ku Klux Klan, the Jack the Ripper Murders in England, the JFK assassination conspiracy, and many others.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Masons.html   (3048 words)

The Freemasons have a tremendous interest in a 'Blazing Star' that is said to represent Sothis, or Sirius.
Combine this with the Freemason's worship of the Divine Being as represented by a 'bright, shining light in the East' that breaks through the darkness of the Lodge, and one can begin to piece together a common strand.
Freemasons themselves have put forward explanations for the symbols, but add that no interpretation can be considered absolute.
www.darkstar1.co.uk /ds20.html   (2773 words)

 PublicEye.org - The Illuminati Freemason Conspiracy
The idea of a widespread freemason conspiracy originated in the late 1700's and flourished in the US in the 1800's.
Weishaupt, his Illuminati society, the Freemasons, and other secret societies are portrayed by Robison and Barruel as bent on despotic world domination through a secret conspiracy using front groups to spread their influence.
The major immediate political effect of allegations of an Illuminati Freemason conspiracy in Europe was to mobilize support for national oligarchies traditionally supported by the Catholic Church hierarchy.
www.publiceye.org /tooclose/masons.html   (987 words)

 New World Order
Wolfgang Mozart, a freemason himself, composed a symphony, which is based on a story taken from ancient Egyptian mythology of Isis and Osiaris, The pagan rites of ancient Egyptian Mythology form one of the fundamental aspects of freemasonry.
The freemasonic one eye has also been featured on the video for one of Madonna’s songs, where Madonna actually appears with the one eye coming out of her forehead.
Today the freemasons weave another kind of magic in the form of hidden or openly propagated messages in films, televisions, cartoons, music and all the other cogs in their well-oiled media machine.
www.geocities.com /aliadams/nwo.htm   (3864 words)

 Freemasons: The silent destroyers. A religious cult based on the Knights Templar - Initiation rituals almost identical ...
When a freemason is being initiated into the third degree he is struck on the forhead in the dark, falling back either into a coffin or onto a coffin shape design.
According to those who have left 'the craft', when a freemason is being initiated into the third degree he is struck on the forehead in the dark, knocked back either into a coffin or onto a coffin shape.
Freemasons, however, insist that the society is merely a charitable and social institution, despite its code of secrecy and rituals.
www.bilderberg.org /masons.htm   (19709 words)

 American Masonic History - What Are America's True Roots?
But many quoted were Freemasons who highly regarded Jesus as a man who attained the highest degree of moral enlightenment.
But just as one of today's most famous clerics, Norman Vincent Peale, was a Freemason (prelate of the Grand Encampment of the Knights Templar of the United States), many of the nation's founding fathers were also Freemasons who used peculiar definitions of Biblical language in asserting their beliefs.
The former was a Freemason, the latter a deist and possible Freemason.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/mashist.htm   (1629 words)

Increasingly Jews and Freemasons were accused of being disloyal to their countries, keeping strange secrets, and designing to take over the world.
The ultimate form of this hatred was the sinister "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", which originated in Russia and received wide circulation after it was translated into German in the 1920's.
Although this document was not even a clever hoax, its influence was unbelievably widespread and long-lasting in whipping up hatred against Jews and Masons by many, including Henry Ford in the United States during his long anti-Jewish campaign in the 1920's and 1930's.
www.bessel.org /masjud.htm   (4205 words)

 freemasons: 411essays.com- 411 essays, 411 research papers, 411 term papers help
The trowel that Montressor is carrying it is also symbolic of the Freemasons, and Fortunato mistakes it as acknowledging his friend's membership into this group.
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When one sees the list of high level freemasons and their positions of power and influence in in apostate churchianity, the speed and extent of the apostacy is understandable.
The plan of freemasonry is to deceive the majority of freemasons from the truth that Lucifer, or Satan, is the god of freemasonry.
Freemasons who are members shall be ineligible to hold any position of teaching or elected office in the Church.
www.dccsa.com /greatjoy/netmason.html   (14514 words)

 Masonic Foundations of the U.S.
Granted the known Freemasons were, as a rule, more prominent, more instrumental in shaping the course of events than their unaffiliated colleagues...
Of these, the first three were active Freemasons, but men who took their Freemasonry extremely seriously - men who subscribed fervently to its ideals, whose entire orientation had been shaped and conditioned by it.
When word came that the Freemasons and the military would attend the funeral in a body, Lear began to arrange for the hospitality that would be expected.
watch.pair.com /mason.html   (5260 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Freemasons
This body is the "mother" grand lodge of Freemasons in the world, and from it all recognized grand lodges have been derived.
Batavia, N.Y., freemason William Morgan, 52, is arrested on trumped-up charges of theft and indebtedness after conspiring with a local printer to publish a book revealing the secrets of the Masonic order that has existed since ancient times.
The institutions, precepts, and rites of the Freemasons.
fusionanomaly.net /freemasons.html   (1610 words)

 Freemasonry and the American Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One of the core delusions of American Freemasons is that Freemasonry played a pivotal role in the American Revolution.
While some Freemasons joined the Revolutionary cause, the vast majorities of American Revolutionaries were not members of the Masonic fraternity.
However, Freemasons were inherently ideologically opposed to the egalitarian beliefs of America's revolutionaries.
users.crocker.com /~acacia/text_mabook_revolution.html   (1583 words)

 Masons Among Us - Newsweek Society - MSNBC.com
The shooter, a 76-year-old World War II veteran named Albert Eid, was supposed to fire a.22-caliber handgun with blanks at the pledge, but instead grabbed the.32-caliber gun with live rounds he was carrying in his other pocket.
The organization is rooted in the guilds of medieval stonemasons who would pass their trade secrets on to each other through handshakes and passwords  that served as proof of their skill level.
Freemasons, frat boys of the post-Bacc set, played a visible role in the American Revolution, the Constitutional Congress and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
msnbc.msn.com /id/4500571   (2018 words)

 ***Cutting Edge Ministries Freemasonry - It's In The News.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At long last, we have solved the question as to how Freemasons can consider themselves to be "Christian" -- when their teachings deny the Deity of Jesus Christ, many other critical doctrines -- only to then turn around to espouse teachings the Bible describes as "Antichrist".
We quote from a major Freemason author, Norman Frederick de Clifford, in his book, "Egypt The Cradle of Ancient Masonry", to see what Masonry really teaches and then we will examine the Bible to see what the Bible teaches on the same subject.
Freemasons trumpet their belief in "GOD" and ascribe to Him many of the correct Biblical attributes.
www.cuttingedge.org /fmcorner.html   (2005 words)

 Freemasons Meetup Groups - Meetup.com
An informal gathering of Freemasons and Non-Freemasons to discuss Freemasonry, Masonic Philosophy, History, and activities within Salt Lake City in particular and in Utah in general.
Meet other local Freemasons both Ancients,Moderns and non Freemasons to enjoy brotherhood and share ideas about the fraternity and life outside the confines of the Lodge in an informal setting.
Meet other local Freemasons to enjoy brotherhood and share ideas about the fraternity and life outside the confines of the Lodge in an informal setting.
freemasons.meetup.com   (462 words)

 Freemasons: The silent destroyers?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A description of Baal to be found in de Plancy's Dictionary of Witchcraft is particularly apposite when considered in the light of the secretive and deceptive nature of Freemasonry: his voice was raucous, and he taught his followers guile, cunning and the ability to become invisible.
Most Freemasons who have been raised to the 3rd Degree to become Master Masons believe they are at the top of the masonic ladder.
It is common for details of a Freemason's debts, for instance, to be passed to his Lodge by his masonic bank manager.
www.tlio.demon.co.uk /masons.htm   (10639 words)

 Masonic Knights Templarism | The Knights Templar | templarhistory.com
In the early 1700's a new theory was presented for Masonic history and that was, that the Freemasons began in the medieval deserts of the Levant with the Crusaders and Knights Templar.
By the same token many Freemasons have rejected it as inaccurate.
Regardless of ones acceptance or rejection, it cannot be argued that Masonry does carry within its side degrees a form of Masonic Templarism.
www.templarhistory.com /masonic.html   (1008 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Where the Freemasons have made a claim that is not supported by fact or is just plain wrong, the author points out the mistake.
The Freemasons organization has been accused of many things throughout the world, such as assassinations and revolutions, but Ridley scrutinizes these accusations and explains that most of this is coincidental or that the myth-writer has a different agenda.
After some names the word (freemason) would be inserted, after others (not a freemason) would be added, and a few would be followed by (maybe a freemason).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1559706546?v=glance   (2649 words)

 Freemasons Hall - Review - Practice Your Funny Handshake
~ ~ The Freemason’s Hall is situated in Molesworth Street in the centre of Dublin, only a stone’s throw from the back gate to the Dail (Houses of Parliament) and from the main shopping street in Dublin, Grafton Street.
The cost of all the work was met by the Order itself, in the form of a voluntary levy on the Dublin Freemasons of the time.
The Grand Lodge Room itself is adorned with full life-sized portraits of past Grand Masters, all lavishly framed in gilt frames, and each with their own coat of arms above.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/freemasons-hall/314376   (1069 words)

 Evangelizing Freemasons
The Church does not allow Catholics to become Freemasons.
Freemasons invariably explain that these bloody penalties are not actually intended to be carried out, but only to impress on the new Mason the gravity of his obligation.
Most Masons are so accustomed to seeing their lodge as a pillar of the community that it takes them awhile to think through these indications of Freemasonry’s true nature.
www.secondexodus.com /html/evangelization/evangelizingfreemasons.htm   (1313 words)

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