"Defoe says that
there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death
against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse."
Broadly classified, we believe that those who oppose Freemasonry today will generally fall into one or more of these four groupings:
"Religious Intolerants" use their religious beliefs to argue that Masons and Masonry are evil. Their understanding (or misunderstanding) of beliefs is often in conflict with many mainstream religious groups.
"Conspiracy Theorists" are convinced there is a huge, evil, world-wide conspiracy afoot. Many believe that the Masons are involved in this conspiracy or perhaps even leading it. (Some argue that it's only the "higher degree" Masons who are involved.)
"Hate Groups" can be either a group or a single individual who exhibits rage and hatred (far more than simple animosity) towards other groups or individuals. Freemasonry is sometimes the object of their passion.
"Self-Servers" have seen the opportunity to make money, gain attention or both. Their primary motivation is their own self-interest.
The differences between these groupings are frequently blurred.
In our ongoing research, we've found a web site created by a Christian man who refutes the many conspiracy theorists. He makes the point that, curiously no religious leader today is trying to refute New World Order foolishness. There are some excellent essays on this site and we recommend you check it out. Gerry Rough is doing a great job - and is a great guy personally as well!
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