Freemasonry is easily one of the most pervasive international fellowships in world history. It is difficult to determine their actual origins. It is known that they began to organize possibly as far back as the days of Solomon’s Temple, but the establishment is a general subject of conjecture. The most prevalent condition that promotes this idea of organized criminal activity is the element of secrecy that is at the center of the operations of the lodges and the protectionism that is implemented by their hierarchy.
Many people like to talk about Masons and Freemasonry, but very few of these people ever actually ask Masons to explain themselves. Conspiracy theorists are afraid that if they just ask us questions directly and hear our polite answers they will not have any grounds for their slanders any more The truth is that Masons are proud of their work, proud of their heritage and happy to answer questions about or organization and what we do. . Here are two of the most common questions people have about Freemasonry, and the simple answers that lay fantasies to rest.
Most people who have heard of the Masonic Lodge have heard conspiracy theories and lies about our work. We are supposed to be a secret society, bent on ruling the world. We are supposed to engage in black magic or blood sacrifices. We kill those who go against us—they say—and plot for all sorts of evil. Books, films, websites and fringe radio talk shows have all been produced to slander the Lodge, and Masons have come under heavy persecution around the world.
Many believe that there are some complex requirements that must be met in order to become a mason. There are only several key requirements that must be met in order to become a part of this fraternal service organization.
As an organization, the Knights Templar was able to develop into a most powerful military order that influenced business and banking, partly because of their special status with the Pope. With an official papal exemption from all authority in the year 1139 AD, the Knights Templar were in effect untouchable and free to pursue their goal of protecting Christianity.