Rumours & Myths

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If we are a secret society, it has to be the worst-kept secret in history. (The fact that you are reading this web page is some evidence of that.) Masonic halls are clearly signed and are listed in city directories, telephone books and sometimes on tourism websites. Masons openly wear distinctive rings and badges; they put Masonic symbols on their cars. Shriners (a Masonic concordant body) run circuses and participate in parades. How secret is all that? We do indeed have some things we keep to ourselves, but so do many organizations, groups and businesses. We're really a very public group with some private aspects.
To the extent that there are prayers said during all our meetings, Masonry is indeed a religious organization, but prayer is featured in the meetings of many organizations. Masonic prayers are ecumenical in nature; they are not directed to any particular deity, nor is there a special Masonic god. Freemasonry has no particular holy book, does not teach theology and does not offer sacraments. Freemasonry does not offer the promise of salvation, nor does it tell members how to achieve salvation.

In other words, Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion, nor does it oppose or promote any particular religion. All Masons believe in the existence of a Divine Being, but a man's religion or belief system is his personal responsibility, with which we cannot and will not interfere.

Within Masonry, all faiths are respected. That does not mean an individual member is required to accept or adopt other members' faiths, just to respect them. The bylaws of most Lodges specifically ban religious discussions within the Lodge.

Freemasonry does not expect or require its members to deny or modify their own religious beliefs in any way. We encourage members to attend the church of their own faith.

There is simply nothing in Freemasonry, its rituals or its beliefs which would conflict with those of any mainstream religion.
To the extent that there is Masonic theology, it would consist of just five points in which every prospective Mason must believe to join:

  • There is a divine being...
  • ...who created the world...
  • ...and has made His wishes known to mankind...
  • ...and will reward good behaviour...
  • ...and punish bad.
That's it. Nothing more. No Satanism, no catechism - nothing but those few general beliefs common to virtually all religions.
were ruled by 'master craftsmen' and skilled workers used to have to make a 'masterpiece' to show that they were skilled enough to be promoted within their guild. In terms of music, think of 'choirmasters', 'bandmasters' and 'maestros'. How about 'scoutmasters'? In context, the term 'master' brings no connotation of ownership or ultimate power, just one of being the elected head of a group.

As for the word 'temple', the Merriam-Webster dictionary includes the definition, "a place devoted to a special purpose, eg a temple of cuisine." Courts have often been referred to as 'temples of law' and libraries and schools as 'temples of learning'. Early union halls were often called 'temples of labour' and health writers often refer to our bodies as 'temples'. As a matter of fact, there is a sidewalk plaque by Calgary's central library describing it as a 'temple of knowledge'.

Freemasons consider their meeting places to be special and there's not a lot more to it.
Yes, indeed. There is an altar in every Masonic Lodge. It provides us a prominent place to display what we refer to as the 'Volume of the Sacred Law'. That Volume of the Sacred Law is there to remind us of the moral precepts by which we are supposed to live.

In Canada, the Volume of the Sacred Law is normally a Christian Bible, but in other places it could be a Koran, a Torah or other appropriate sacred book. Indeed, several Volumes may share the altar to respect the faiths of members present.
Not at all.

Freemasonry believes that everybody has the right to their own beliefs - that definitely includes Catholicism. Members of the Catholic Church are perfectly welcome in Freemasonry.
It's odd - nobody says that the Chamber of Commerce, the Army and the PTA are 'anti-Christian' because they don't insist that all of their members follow one particular religion.

We think of ourselves as being respectful of other people's beliefs. Tolerance is a central Canadian virtue, one that some people conveniently overlook at times. A man's religious choices must always be between him and God. It is not our place to interfere with that.

As well, we believe that giving men of all beliefs a place to meet in harmony and in peace is a way to make this world better.

Freemasonry neither supports nor denies any religion or its beliefs. We simply take no position on it. (Neither do the local fire department, book clubs or labour unions, come think of it.) True, the name Jesus is not spoken in a Lodge, but nobody claims that Canada as a nation 'denies Christ' because our national anthem says, "God keep our land glorious and free," instead of "Jesus keep our land glorious and free."

How silly.
Hardly. Again, we are not a religion, have no special deity and our prayers and ceremonies are as non-denominational as any which might be said at the opening of a town council meeting. It would, one supposes, be possible during such prayers for Christians to openly address them to Jesus, Muslims to Allah, Jews to Yahweh, etc - all at the same time. That would be a little confusing and we instead use the term 'The Great Architect of the Universe', which, when a Mason says it, refers to the deity of his own individual faith. Using that term allows men of all faiths to pray together in brotherhood and harmony, respectful of each other's beliefs, each in accordance with their own personal beliefs with respect to God.
Not really. It's common to present new members with the holy book of their faith when they join. For Christians, there are Bibles available with the Masonic square-and-compasses on the cover, a concordance indicating some passages used in our ceremonies, records pages and such. But no, there is no 'special' Bible with different wordings, deletions, new books or chapters, etc. It's just a King James Bible.
Anti-Masonic writers have wallowed in the case of William Morgan for a long, long time. It's hard at this remove to determine the full facts, but that hasn't stopped people from getting very inventive. Entire books have been devoted to the affair.

The few things anybody can be certain of are as follow: 1. Morgan was a failed businessman, married and living in New York. 2. He was at odds with the local Masonic community. 3. He announced that he was going to write a book exposing Freemasonry. 4. He was arrested for debt (then a criminal offence) in 1826, but was released on bail. 4. Morgan was soon after rearrested, then again released. 5. He was then openly driven by a small party of Masons to the Canadian border, detained briefly and then disappeared. 6. A much decomposed body was found a year later, but who it was is uncertain. Mrs Morgan originally said it was not him, then changed her mind. At the same time, a second woman claimed the body was that of her missing husband. 7. Five men – all Masons - were eventually convicted of kidnapping (not murdering) Morgan. Despite the frenzied atmosphere of the affair, their sentences (handed down by non-Masonic judges) were curiously lenient – the harshest was for less than three years and one was for just one month. Most odd.

That's about it as regards real facts. Ambitious politicians of the day used the case for their own ends and a great deal of 'creative' writing took place. Some said Morgan was a good man, happily married and just a bit unlucky. Others said he was a shiftless drunkard, gambler, blackmailer and con man. One thing is certain – objectivity was scarce at the time and few reports were completely unbiased. Even period portraits of Morgan lie at opposite ends of the spectrum – a genial-looking, plump gentleman with spectacles pushed up on his forehead versus a lean, unshaven man with hard eyes.

There were claims that Morgan had been murdered by Freemasons to prevent his book from being published. Another theory had local Masons paying him $500 at the Canadian border to move away and not publish. A third theory was that he used the affair to help him skip town, either to dodge his debts and upcoming trial or else to escape an unhappy marriage. Reports of him having been seen elsewhere continued to pop up for decades. Despite 190 years of the most extensive, detailed examination and investigation, there is no solid evidence for any theory.

To sum it all up, almost 200 years ago, a man who may - or may not - have been William Morgan may - or may not - have been murdered by men who were Freemasons.

Pretty thin gruel, yet Morgan's disappearance is still hauled out as 'proof' of modern Freemasonry's willingness to commit murder to protect its secrets.
Sigh... Few men have had more lies, slanders and distortions told about them than Albert Pike.

Pike was a US journalist, lawyer, poet and, briefly, a general with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was a Freemason and, following the war, worked to expand one particular concordant body of Masonry. He became the head of that body, the Scottish Rite, for part of the United States and wrote Morals And Dogma Of The Ancient And Accepted Scottish Rite Of Freemasonry, in the 1870s. This tome (it's very long, very flowery in style and, frankly, more than a bit ponderous) consists of a series of essays reflecting his personal opinions on Freemasonry and comparative religion. The book has been cherry-picked by anti-Masonic writers for years.

Much of what has been held up as Pike-based evidence hinges on credulous belief in long-disproved sources or on statements taken out of context or on pure invention. As but one example (one still very popular in some anti-Masonic circles), consider this oft-repeated 'quote' from Pike:

"That which we must say to the world is that we worship a god, but it is the god that one adores without superstition. To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees: The masonic Religion should be, by all of us initiates of the higher degrees, maintained in the Purity of the Luciferian doctrine. If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay and his priests calumniate him?

Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also god. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods; darkness being necessary for light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive....

Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy, and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil."

Well, that seems pretty clear, doesn't it? Pike clearly states that there's a conspiracy at the highest degrees of Freemasonry, one hidden even from lower-level Masons, and that secret is devil-worship. Pretty scandalous, pretty revealing.

Except the quote is not from anything written by Albert Pike.

It's a complete fabrication, a hoax written by a Frenchman using the pen-name Léo Taxil. Taxil became very successful – and very rich – in the 1890s with an enormously-popular series of exposés, books and lectures on the evils of Freemasonry. The paragraphs in question were attributed to Pike in a book based on Taxil's claims. In 1897, Taxil's fraud began to unravel. He publicly recanted as fictitious everything he'd written (with front-page newspaper coverage) and openly mocked his former supporters for their credulity. The book in question was withdrawn, yet the passage above is still widely circulated as 'evidence' of Masonic conspiratorial ties to the devil.

Again, don't take our word for it. Do a web-search for the complete text of Morals and Dogma and then do a word-search for 'Lucifer'. Pike made just four references to Lucifer in the whole book, none of them resembling the 'quote' and none of them favourable. Check it out.

In any case, Pike (who died well over a century ago) did not speak for the whole Craft (nobody does) nor was he the universal head of Masonry (there isn't one) nor even the head of Freemasonry in the United States (not one of them, either) nor even the head of the Scottish Rite for all of the United States. Even if he had said what is claimed, his work could not be considered authoritative or binding on any Mason.

But please do your own research.
Compare what real cults demand of their members with Freemasonry. Make your own decision.

Cults actively solicit people to become members. Freemasonry does not.

Freemasons retain their individual identities. They have freedom of religion. They can vote however they wish. Masons can live where they want, move if they wish. They are encouraged to spend time with family and friends, even if those family and friends are not Masons. A Mason can dress however he pleases. He may marry if he wishes - or not. Certainly nobody will ever direct him to marry an individual chosen by somebody else. In cults, such things are frequently under control of the leadership.

Cults make leaving very difficult, if not impossible. A Mason need only ask to quit. No penalties, no punishment, no ostracization.

Cults often limit choices in terms of medical care, family relationships and children's education. Freemasons do not.

Cults demand regular and frequent attendance; Freemasonry encourages that, but does not insist.

Cults generally have one supreme leader with authority over all members. There is no single leader in Freemasonry; there are dozens of completely independent jurisdictions, none of which can dictate to any of the others.

Freemasonry is democratic. Our leadership is elected by secret ballot and serves for limited periods. All members can voice their opinions and make suggestions. Masonic officers can be removed from office if their behaviour or actions are disapproved of by the membership. Cults have appointed (often 'divinely anointed') leaders, often serving for life, with no way for members to make suggestions or appeal their decisions.

Freemasons keep their own pay, inheritances and property; there is no thought of forcing members to turn it all over to the Craft. Cults frequently demand everything.

In cults, money comes in and is never seen again. Freemasons have free access to their Lodge and Grand Lodge financial books; budgets are approved by open vote. Leaders of real cults often use cult money to finance luxurious lifestyles. Masonic leaders live on their own jobs.

A Freemason can join other organizations and groups at his pleasure. Cults often restrict contact with anybody outside the cult.

There are no food restrictions imposed on its members by Freemasonry. Cults frequently limit diets, sometimes going so far as to require dining only at communal kitchens.

Freemasons consider charity a duty; they regularly donate millions of dollars to the public good every year. Cults limit charity - when and if - to within the cult.

Cults (and, come to think of it, anti-Masonic conspiracy theorists) insist on unquestioning belief of their claims. Freemasonry encourages people to do their own research, make up their own minds. Please do!

Cults demand conformity. Freemasonry, while encouraging and expecting moral behaviour, encourages diverse thought, opinions and behaviours.

Are we a cult? You decide.
The Craft has no political position, makes no statements, supports no political party and our members come from across the political spectrum.

Freemasons are specifically forbidden to engage in political activities or discussions while in a Lodge, nor may they speak as Masons for or against any given candidate or party. That does not of course stop a Mason from running for office or taking a political stand as an individual and a look at a list of former Masons will show them to be from across the political spectrum.
In alliance with the 'Reptilian Alien Overlords'? (That's another claim about us. Really!)

Freemasonry in reality involves no grand international plot to take over the world. The ceremony of initiation into Masonry specifically orders us to obey the lawful political authority where we live. There aren't even national Masonic governing bodies in Canada or the USA, let alone an international one. But why let reality spoil a perfectly good rumour? Some people would just prefer to be angry and you can't convince them.

Some confused, frightened people would have you believe that a plot to control the world exists, but only at the highest levels of Masonry and that ordinary Freemasons aren't even aware of it. For such a fantasy to be true, somebody would have to have the authority to compel the average Mason to engage in subversion and treason. Sadly for the theory (luckily for everybody else), nobody in Freemasonry has such power.

But let's say that there was indeed such a plot. What would happen when the 'Supreme High Plotters' suddenly ordered rank-and-file Masons (the ones supposedly never made aware until that moment of this alleged scheme) to vote a certain way, to divulge confidential business or government information, to riot in the streets or to overthrow their governments? They'd be laughed out of their conspiratorial secret headquarters. And this alleged cabal has supposedly been going on without deviation for hundreds of years? Without ever achieving world domination? How feeble is that?

Such campfire ghost stories should be shelved between the 'Elvis lives' fables and the 2012 Mayan 'end-of-the-world predictions'.
The original Templars were a religious order formed in the 12th century to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land. They quickly became a potent military force. For a number of reasons (their history makes a good read in itself), they acquired great wealth, but their military influence gradually waned. Eventually, short of money, King Phillip IV of France seized their possessions and, as after-the-fact justification, tortured its members to get confessions to the standard litany of sins trotted out at every medieval high trial, including heresy, sodomy, blasphemy, devil worship, etc. (Historical trivia: the arrests took place on Friday, 13 October 1307. Bad luck on Friday the 13th has been a superstition ever since.)

Colourful rumours persist that some escaped, taking a vast fortune with them. Some say that the survivors fled to Scotland and flourished in secret, eventually becoming the founders of Freemasonry. While colourful, there's very little (actually, not a shred of) solid evidence for this story. Individual Templars may have wound up there, but to hide a large body of foreign warriors in small, primitive, feudal Scotland, to have them maintain and preserve their order underground for 400+ years without ever being noticed? Let's go back to the Reptilian Overlord theory; it's easier to believe.

In the late 1800s, some Masons formed a group they named after the Templars. It still exists, but (beyond the name itself) there is simply no link to the original warrior monks, whose order ended, so far as anybody can tell, 700 years ago.

A number of popular books have recently revived an interest in the Templars, with lurid tales of treasure hoards, ancient knowledge, murderous cabals and so forth. Fiction is always fun, but it's nothing more than that. Some people, clutching at straws, have tried to link the original (probably false) charges of Satanic worship and such to modern Freemasonry. If jumping to conclusions was an Olympic event, some folks would have chests covered with gold medals...
Connection, yes. Occult, no. It was another very old custom and not at all sinister. Most Lodges meet in the evening, after normal work hours. Many years ago, especially in the rural Lodges, it was common to hold meetings at the time of a full moon to make it easier for men to return home on unlighted roads. These days, of course, the moon plays no part in selecting meeting dates.
There have of course been self-proclaimed 'Freemasons' in the news whose conduct has been reprehensible. One such case involved the so-called 'Propaganda Due' group in Italy during the late 1970s, which was implicated in fraud, murder and political intrigue. Bad stuff, but real Masons had nothing to do with it. The P2 lodge had had its charter pulled for misbehaviour and was an illicit lodge, one no longer a legitimate Masonic body. A formal commission of inquiry set up by the Italian government subsequently cleared Freemasonry in the affair.

Look at it this way. You and your friends could buy some replica medals on-line and claim that you were decorated war heroes. Would you be? You could rent a robe and Roman collar at a costume store and introduce yourself as a priest. Would that make you one? Of course not.

It is easy enough to rent a room, put up a couple of symbols and claim a stake in Freemasonry. Regular Masons cannot stop such antics, but we will have nothing to do with the people involved, nor meet with them, nor recognize them as Masons.

If we had all that power the conspiracy theorists keep claiming we do, maybe we could stop it. Sadly, we don't have such authority and unscrupulous people continue to make unwarranted claims.
A disembodied eye has been the symbol of a watching deity in many cultures for thousands of years. It was (check this for yourself online) commonly used in Christian religious art well before Freemasonry began. The Eye of Providence, as it is called, represents the all-seeing eye of God, in this case reinforced by being presented in a triangle symbolizing the Holy Trinity. The 'aura' of light surrounding it was referred to as a 'glory' and was the artistic equivalent of a halo for an inanimate object.

It has often claimed that the design of the dollar bill has a Masonic link. In fact, the pyramid-and-eye design is from the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States and the only Freemason on the design committees (there were three of them) for the Great Seal was Benjamin Franklin. Franklin's design (which included neither the pyramid nor the Eye of Providence) was rejected.

The pyramid consists of 13 layers, referring to the 13 original states in the USA. The pyramid was left unfinished, indicating that more growth was intended. 'MDCCLXXVI' is of course 1776 in Roman numerals, referring to the year in which the Declaration of Independence was signed.

In short, the symbol is that of a stable and long-lasting structure formed of 13 states, one expected to grow in the future and one watched over by God.
The ones where, if you use a lot of imagination and include some streets that aren't even there, you can supposedly see pentagrams and devils' heads?

If you take any big city and pick the right intersections to play connect-the-dots, you can come up with almost any pattern you want. Frankly, such claims are very much like a Rorschach ink blot test. There are really no pictures or patterns in the blots; the patient projects his own thoughts into them and describes what he sees, allowing a psychiatrist to get an inside glimpse of how the patient's mind works.

What such claims actually reveal is that there are a lot of very disturbed people running websites, or at best people with more credulity than common sense.
A couple of us can do acceptable card tricks at parties.
No, but before we go any further, let's start off with some basic definitions:

A pentagon is a five-sided figure

A pentagram is a five-pointed star drawn with five lines

A pentangle is a pentagram inside a circle

Pentagrams and five-pointed stars have appeared in Masonic works, but usually only among other geometrical figures or as depictions of stars in the sky. The five-pointed star and pentagram are claimed by some to be the symbol of Satan, but such usage is relatively recent, beginning long after Freemasonry started. It seems to have started in the 1860s by a French occultist calling himself Eliphas Levi. The infamous horned goat satanic image so beloved of anti-Masonic sites also was invented by Levi. Incidentally, Levi was a Mason, but only briefly – his Masonic career lasted all of six months. He stomped out in pique when some of his statements were questioned by other members. His Lodge then struck his name from their rolls; he and the Craft had nothing to do with each other after that.

The famous Greek mathematician Pythagoras spent a lot of time studying the pentagon and pentagram. An upside-down five-pointed star is the basis of the US Congressional Medal of Honor. Many police and sheriff badges in the United States feature five-pointed stars and stars-in-circles, including that of the iconic Matt Dillon in the popular 1960s TV western Gunsmoke.

In the superstitious Middle Ages, five was thought to be a magical number, but a very positive one; Christ had after all suffered five wounds on the cross. The Roman emperor Constantine, who made Christianity the state religion, used a pentagram in his state seal; pentagrams were widely used in the Middle Ages as amulets to ward off witches. In Goethe's Faust, the demon Mephistopheles was only able to pass over a protective, anti-Satanic pentagram because one of the angles had been imperfectly drawn. Five-pointed stars appear on many medieval cathedrals. The famous medieval romance poem Sir Gwain and the Green Knight has the hero's shield decorated with a large pentangle.

It is unlikely that the Church of the day, obsessed as it was with the perceived perils of witchcraft, would have overlooked such a symbol were it truly satanic.

Symbols generally represent what the viewer wishes them to represent.
The truth is out there, just not on the internet.

It's your call and you shouldn't take anybody's word at face value (including ours, so please check out everything we've said). But think on the following before you decide – and none of this is based on hearsay or speculation.

First, Freemasonry has included kings, presidents and prime ministers as members. Outstanding authors, scientists, philosophers, inventors and soldiers have been proud to wear the Masonic apron. World-famous composers, musicians, actors, businessmen, philanthropists, scholars and explorers have become Freemasons. Try compiling a list of the same sort of exceptional people who are on record as being against Masonry. (It'll be a pretty short list, but look for yourself.) There might just be a reason for that imbalance.

Secondly, remember that history is filled with those who have tried to make themselves important by drumming up hatred against one group or another (be it Masons, witches, Catholics, Muslims, blacks, immigrants, Jews, etc). Think of the mentality such people have generally had and how little good they have done the world. Masons welcome good men with open arms; their websites seethe with hatred. We look for the best in every man; they look for the worst.

Most anti-Masonic websites are divisive; they seek to sow doubt and distrust and are commonly a playground for deep-seated racism and anti-Semitism masquerading as research and scholarship. Freemasonry on the other hand tries to bring together good men from every race, religion and walk of life.

Next, Freemasonry raises millions upon millions of dollars for public charity every year. The websites and books you refer to are earning money for somebody - but not charities. Why is that? We ask nothing of anyone but ourselves; often as not, they're asking for your cash.

Freemasons openly identify themselves and their buildings. Most anti-Masonic webmasters hide in anonymity. Who will you trust – men who speak openly or those wearing masks?

Next, look at the logic. Our detractors claim that rank-and-file Masons around the world are unaware of some sinister plot involving only highest-ranking Masons. They don't however deal with the obvious question of how the millions of men actively involved in the Craft for centuries have remained clueless, but anti-Masonic writers have managed to gain special, sweeping insight. What are the odds?

Now consider the actual quality of the 'evidence' presented against the Craft. If, to make their case against us, people have to resort to using floppy claims like a possible murder two centuries ago or Pike's fake devil-worship, how good is that case? So much of their 'proof' is fraudulent and just about all of the rest is based on misinterpretation or wild conjecture. Long-discredited frauds are repeated over and over. Again, be objective, make up your own mind. If you were on a jury and the prosecutor presented flimsy stuff like that, how would you vote?

Anti-Masonic websites and books sometimes include 'evidence' from alleged (generally nameless) former Masons. For that stuff to be true, such men would have to have broken a solemn promise not to reveal such things. Even if such men are real as opposed to mere fictions, how much faith can you put on the testimony of an identified liar? "I lied then, but I'm not now, really! Trust me!"

On that topic, each Grand Lodge around the world is completely independent, free to modify its own rituals. They all do that from time to time, meaning that the ritual in one jurisdiction may vary quite a bit from that elsewhere. So any 'exposé' you read – assuming any of it was actually true at the time it was written - could only have been valid for a very small slice of the Craft and only at the time it was written. It could not ever have been correct everywhere and, given the passage of time, is now unlikely to be correct even in the original location.

Next, Freemasons are willing to discuss the issue. Anyone disagreeing with the anti-Masonic conspiracy theorists is often just waved off as a 'sheeple', a 'shill' or something similar – specific challenges and questions remain unanswered. If they were really interested in the truth, wouldn't you think they'd actually talk about it?

You can't really discuss anything with dedicated conspiracy theorists - truth matters less to them than the furtherance of their precious theories. Accordingly, there's no room in their world for open dialogue or an objective evaluation of their claims. Evidence is less a question of balanced facts or reality than it is a pile of cards to be shuffled through in hopes of finding something that doesn't discredit them. Logic and common sense count less than the thrill of frightening other foolish people with what is - when dragged out into the daylight - little more than venomous gossip and spiteful rumours. Without the Conspiracy, they'd fade back to being frustrated nonentities in Mom's basement.

Consider the way many anti-Masonic books and websites are written. At the beginning, they often throw up a great number of hypotheses, using terms like, "it's possible that...," "could it be that...?", "what if..." and so on. A few pages later, these 'possibilities' have somehow morphed into facts, which are then used as a foundation for still more hypotheses. You wind up with a claim built on a foundation of maybes, reinforced with possibilities and buttressed by a host of 'what ifs', all of which are then presented as 'proof'.

Lastly, you think about it, everything we have said here is simple, straightforward and logical. Much of it is a matter of open history. Now think about what you are presented on the typical conspiracy website – the claims are convoluted and generally lack source or citation. Their 'evidence' frequently consists, not of real research, but of little more than quotes from other similar websites. Most require belief in massive, complex, interlocking intrigues running for centuries - and the deeper you go, the broader and more twisted this sad fantasy gets. Which makes more sense?

Evil is spoken where evil is welcome.

Think it through. It's your decision.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.