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Christian monasticism vs. Masonry

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It is often asserted that monasticism, as embodied in Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy, is contrary to human nature. However, history indicates that the Masons have expended their resources and efforts on discrediting Christian monasticism. The Masons, of course, are nominally (professedly) Satanist, globalist, and syncretistic, so if monasticism were somehow contrary to human nature, the Masons surely would not spend so much effort trying to discredit it. Interestingly, internal Masonic documents record that many leading figures in the Islamic “Golden Age,” at least on the “Sunni” side, were directly or indirectly inspired by Masonry, a possible source of at least some “scientific” concepts and “achievements” under the Umayyad and Abbasid regimes, many of which were inspired more by the legacy of Greco-Roman Hellenism than Abrahamic tradition. The Masons also declare, however implicitly, that Catholic and/or Orthodox monks and nuns are regarded as their primary foes, rather than Protestants or Muslims, the latter of whom are regarded as being prone to rationalism—as the Protestant and Islamic “Scientific Revolutions” illustrate—and thus susceptible to Masonry. Masonry is allied to both science and scientism, having played a major role in fostering the Crusades, which in turn spawned the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, at least in their Western (overwhelmingly Protestant) iterations. In the West, the Masons have spent more energy trying to discredit traditionalist Christianity, that is, Catholicism and/or Orthodoxy, than attacking other faiths, hence Masons’ receptivity to mass migration, open borders, and a superficial pluralism (“melting pot”), along the lines of the Netherlands, the British Commonwealth, and the U.S. Does all this suggest that traditionalist Islam is actually more similar to Catholicism and/or Orthodoxy than to Protestantism? Although monasticism seemingly contradicts the Qur’ān, why do the Masons view it as a threat to their aims?


The political action leader for Universal Freemasonry invited the supreme dogmatic leader of the sect to draw up a clear plan with a view toward the destruction of Roman Catholicism. ...

“The Christian group is to be subdivided as follows: Roman Catholics, two hundred and ten million; Protestants, one hundred and twenty million; Orthodox, whom the pope of superstition called schismatics, eighty million.

“Observe that the truth (of Masonry–ed.) is known to the priests of Vedism (Indian Group), and the Mohammedans, without knowing the truth, have had a large number of their priests inspired by it.

“But it is not appropriate to consider the whole Christian group as being alienated from true light to the same degree. Protestantism, its various factions, except a tiny minority, are composed of followers of reason, who understand and continuously seek truth, and, therefore, find it; is from them that we find the most numerous followers of the ‘God-Good’ (that is, the Masons’ Lucifer – ed.). ...

“The main work is one that aims to transform the Roman Catholics into freethinking Deists. ...

...we must enact laws, destroying everywhere the influence of the priests of the superstition and their auxiliaries, the monks who mingle with the people and the nuns who maintain the soul in error, ... to skilfully destroy those prejudices [p. 598] requires still, in a word, first the removal of every monk or nun. ...

We must never forget the good that Voltaire did for our cause, by covering the ridiculousness of Roman Catholicism. ...

...the cruel law of chastity so pretentiously asserted by Papism, who claim their clergy are above nature, ...



4. Anti-Monasticism

Since monasticism is the bastion of the Tradition of the Church, a source of holiness and the saints, modernism is fiercely opposed to monastic life. Thus, it is for the remarriage of widowed clergy and a married episcopate. For if the episcopate is married, then monasticism lose much of its influence and masonic married clergy can become bishops. In order to do this, modernism is always digging up stories to discredit monasticism and condemning our holy fathers as ‘monkish obscurantists’.



The liberal majorities in the Imperial Diet and the Prussian parliament as well as liberals in general regarded the Church as backward, a hotbed for reactionaries, enemies of progress and cast monastic life as the epitome of a backward Catholic medievalism. They were alarmed by the dramatic rise in the numbers of monasteries, convents and clerical religious groups in an era of widespread religious revival. The Diocese of Cologne, for example, saw a tenfold increase of monks and nuns between 1850 and 1872. Prussian authorities were particularly suspicious of the spread of monastic life among the Polish and French minorities.[35] The Church, in turn, saw the National-Liberals its worst enemy, accusing them of spearheading the war against Christianity and the Catholic Church.[36] ...

A wave of anti-Catholic, anticlerical and anti-monastic pamphleteering in the liberal press[44] was answered by anti-liberal preaching and propaganda in Catholic newspapers and vice versa. ...

  • 21 November: In his encyclical Etsi multa on the persecution of the Church in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland, the pope wrote of Germany "No wonder, then, that the former religious tranquility has been gravely disturbed in that Empire by this kind of law and other plans and actions of the Prussian government most hostile to the Church. But who would wish to falsely cast the blame of this disturbance on the Catholics of the German Empire!"[64] He claimed that Freemasonry was the motivating force behind the Kulturkampf.[65]


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On a related note, outside the Muslim world, prohibitionism—total abstention from designated intoxicants such as wine and alcohol—was originally disseminated by Masonic societies. The same groups that promoted temperance and bans on intoxicants also promoted causes such as abolitionism and feminism, the latter via women’s suffrage, that are seemingly antithetical to Islam. Industrialists such as John D. Rockefeller bankrolled prohibitionism through groups that also, whether directly or indirectly, promoted women’s influence in politics, e.g., the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. The industrialists, often inspired by pietistic activism, also aimed in part to enhance productivity in the workplace by sponsoring passage of the Eighteenth Amendment (Prohibition) to the U.S. Constitution. Despite this, prohibitionists such as Neal Dow (1855), an early exemplar, often violated their own legislation, at least privately. Nevertheless, nineteenth-century temperance and prohibition were clearly tied to mercantilistic, statist interests such as those of the American Whigs—future Republicans—who were also behind causes such as abolitionism and feminism, along with internal improvements, tariffs, and the imposition of a (federal) income tax. All this is interesting, as Islam is often seen, whether correctly or incorrectly, as a proponent of laissez-faire economics and free trade.

In both my original post (above) and in this one, I noted that the Masons have been involved in agitating against Christian monasticism and Trinitarianism (Voltaire noting that Christians divinised Prophet Jesus over time), as well as in promoting causes such as prohibitionism, abolitionism, feminism, and mercantilism via statist means. If the Masons have also been opposed to Islam, as indeed they seemingly have been, then why have they also been involved in activities such as the promotion of prohibitionism? Why have they been opposed to Christian monasticism and Trinitarianism, as Voltaire was? Wouldn’t one have expected the Masons, as consummate anti-Islamic activists, to promote monasticism, Trinitarianism, and consumption of alcoholic beverages, if they were truly opposed to Islam—on the basis that Islam proscribes celibacy, intoxication, and polytheism? Yet the sources enumerated herein have outlined Masonic operatives’ efforts to discredit Christian monasticism and Trinitarianism, as well as to prohibit intoxicants such as wine and alcohol, as has been attempted in, among other areas, Western lands such as the United States via temperance and prohibitionism. (Historically, despite the Qur’ān, Muslim lands also consumed distilled items such as arrack [derived from Arabic] and kumis [derived from Turkish], to not mention Persian wines.)

Is there an explanation for the Masons’ behaviour?

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