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This Anti-masonry FAQ is intended to address issues of willful ignorance or malicious misinformation. It contains verifiable and documented historical events and facts. Please forward specific and documented errors or omissions to our editor. For those interested in Freemasonry, please refer to the alt.freemasonry FAQ, Version 1.5b. Anti-masonic writings, with a history dating to sixteenth century England, can be grouped into two broad catagories: accusations of anti-Christian or satanic objectives and accusations of political and social manipulation. Both of these catagories rely on fraud, unsubstantiated paranoia, historical hoaxes, logical fallacy, and often the writings of the anti-mason, John Robison; the fraud, Leo Taxil; and the often misquoted masonic author, Albert Pike. Contemporary anti-masons such as William Cooper, Jim Shaw (d. 1997), Jack T. Chick, and Pat Robertson also rely heavily on the writings of Nesta H. Webster, and their own imaginations.

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Anti-masonry
Frequently Asked Questions
compiled by Trevor W. McKeown
version 2.9: 5 May, 2004

Contents
I ORGANIZATIONS
1. Who are the Illuminati?
2. Does the Trilateral Commission control the freemasons?
3. What is the Trilateral Commission?
4. Who are the Bilderburgers?
5. What was the P2 Lodge?
6. What was Palladium?
7. Is the Club of Rome an Illuminati front?
8. Did high-ranking mason, Albert Pike found the Ku Klux Klan?
9. Isn't the Priory of Sion a masonic front?
10. What about the Alta Vendita?
11. What about the Rex Deus dynasty’s influence on Freemasonry?
12. What is the Council on Foreign Relations?
13. What was the Rhodes-Milner Round Table?
14. What is the Belmont Brotherhood?
15. What is the Skull and Bones?
16. What is the Royal Dragon Court?
II SYMBOLS
1. Why do freemasons use the satanic pentagram/pentacle?
2. Are freemasons satanists or luciferians?
3. Is the eye and pyramid a masonic symbol?
III PEOPLE
1. Who was Elias Ashmole?
2. Who was Francis Bacon?
3. Who was Abbé Barruel?
4. Who was Cagliostro?
5. Who was Albert Pike?
6. Who was John Robison?
7. Who was Leo Taxil?
8. Who was Adam Weishaupt?
9. Was [insert name] a Freemason?
IV FREEMASONRY
1. Is a 33° freemason more important than a 3° freemason?
2. What does A.F.& A.M. mean?
3. Is Freemasonry anti-religious?
4. Is Freemasonry a racist organization?
5. Do freemasons worship Satan?
6. Is it true that members can never quit?
7. Is Freemasonry male chauvinistic?
8. Does Freemasonry have a secret political agenda?
9. Well, is Freemasonry liberal or conservative?
10. Is an Egyptian mystical resurrection ritual the lost secret of Freemasonry?
11. Then you've got something to do with the Grail, right?
12. To dispel the accusations, shouldn't Freemasonry be required to be more transparent?
V HISTORY
1. What was the Bavarian Illuminati?
2. Weren't George Washington, every USA president, the first USA Congress and the entire Continental Army all freemasons?
3. Didn't Edward VI abolish Freemasonry in 1547?
4. Isn't Freemasonry the same as Rosicrucianism?
5. What was the Rite of Strict Observance?
6. Who were the Unknown Superiors?
VI HOAXES AND FRAUDS
1. What were the Protocols of the Elders of Zion?
2. Was Albert Pike the leader of Universal Freemasonry?
3. Does A.L. mean "In the year of Lucifer"?
4. Isn't the masonic Bible supposed to be Albert Pike’s Morals and Dogma?
5. Didn't George Washington renounce Freemasonry?
6. Doesn't the Big Book of Conspiracies explain all this?
7. Didn't John F. Kennedy criticize Freemasonry?
8. Doesn't the satanic design of Washington, DC’s streetplan prove that there’s a masonic conspiracy?
9. Aren't the freemasons plotting to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem?
10. Didn't Adolf Hitler praise Freemasonry?
11. But wasn't the Nazi party founded by the freemasons?
12. What is the masonic testament?
VII ARE THE MASONS RESPONSIBLE FOR [insert event] ?
1. Did freemasons cause the French Revolution?
2. Did freemasons kill William Morgan?
3. Did freemasons kill Pope John Paul I?
4. Did freemasons kill John F. Kennedy?
5. Was Jack the Ripper a freemason?
6. Is Freemasonry corrupt?
VIII RELIGION
1. Is Freemasonry a religion?
2. Are freemasons really Gnostics?
3. What is Gnosticism?
4. Do "Lucifer" and "Satan" refer to the same entity?
5. Isn't Freemasonry deist?
6. Doesn't Freemasonry promote natural religion?
7. Doesn't Freemasonry promise a path to salvation?
8. Are freemasons really Noahides?
9. Doesn't Freemasonry promote ecumenism or syncreticism?
10. Is Freemasonry a form of Hermetism?
11. But aren't freemasons really pagans?
12. Is Freemasonry a mystery cult?
13. Is Freemasonry a form of Templarism?
14. Isn't Freemasonry cabalistic?
15. Is Jacques de Molay the Second Messiah of Freemasonry?
16. Has Freemasonry become part of the New Age movement?
17. Isn't Freemasonry Enochian?
18. Isn't Freemasonry the outgrowth of some Second Temple Jewish sect?
19. Aren't the freemasons parodying Judaism?
20. Is Freemasonry a revival of Essenism?
21. Does Freemasonry promote indifferentism?
22. Are freemasons anti-atheists?
23. Then Freemasonry must be Sabaeanism.

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