There certainly doesn’t seem like anything wrong or corrupt with the average mason. Their association seems to go back to the beginning of time. I chatted with someone recently and asked, is there anything wrong then with the concept of freemasonry then? His reply was that they are an admitted association with “secrets”. That, by definition, makes them conspiratorial. I suppose private people are allowed to have secrets, but what about public people? Should our leaders be allowed to members of secret societies? Is this against our present push for “transparency in government”? Does it matter that Toronto’s police chief is the Master Mason of Ontario?
This is a valid question to me, and one I tend to lean to the side of no, our top leaders should not be allowed to pledge a secret allegiance to a secret society. I suppose this is why Pope Clement banned the society hundreds of years ago — a ban that is still in place.
It’s the world’s most well-known secret society. Rich with symbols and ritual, it’s the source of legends . . . parodies . . . and conspiracy theories.
Welcome to the world of Freemasonry.