Thursday, November 29, 2007

Freemasonry and the Revolution



Thanks to Laudem Gloriae for such a great post. The picture above is of a masonic pamphlet celebrating the death of Louis XVI. Yes, I realize that it is stylish in very sophisticated circles to make fun of all conspiracy theories. Of course, there has been a tendency of some authors in the past to make everything that happened in the Revolution a result of masonic conspiracies. Considering the various vying factions of the Revolution, who frequently turned on each other like devils in hell, such a view is an oversimplification of events. Also, it must be taken into consideration that several relatives of the royal family, including the queen's father, brother and sister, as well as Madame de Lamballe, were high-ranking freemasons. Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were favorably disposed towards the masons in the beginning. Nevertheless, it should be recalled that the masons themselves bragged about their role in the on-going series of revolutions which have led to the breakdown of Christendom. To quote:
The triumph of the Galilean has lasted twenty centuries. But now he dies in his turn. The mysterious voice, announcing (to Julian the Apostate) the death of Pan, today announces the death of the impostor God who promised an era of justice and peace to those who believe in him. The illusion has lasted a long time. The mendacious God is now disappearing in his turn; he passes away to join in the dust of ages the divinities of India, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, who saw so many creatures prostrate before their altars. Bro. Masons, we rejoice to state that we are not without our share in this overthrow of the false prophets. The Romish Church, founded on the Galilean myth, began to decay rapidly from the very day on which the Masonic Association was established.
--President of the Grand Orient Masonic Lodge, Senator Delpech, 20 September, 1902
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7 comments:

Patrick said...

Here in St. Louis there are two giant Masonic temples across the street from St. Louis University (Catholic but unfortunately on the way to being Catholic in name only). The local Masons freely admit that they were built to "keep an eye on the Jesuits" - they don't even try to hide it.

Paula said...

Hmmm, interesting that they do not ask themselves (or maybe they do) why destroying a religion build on a lie requires so much effort. And why despite all the efforts the Church stands. And why unlike many other religions which disappeared before, the Christianity did spread in the whole world etc...

Paula said...

P.S: the drawing with the head of the poor king is horrible. If this what Freemasonry is proud about...

HappyYoga said...

There is no doubt there was some sort of conspiracy that lasted a great many years else how could such a beloved couple be so maligned? For years I have been puzzling what leaders in North America played what parts as well.

de Brantigny said...

"Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were favorably disposed towards the masons in the beginning." One might add, to their everlasting regret and shame. Yet after see what it was withdrew.

de Brantigny

elena maria vidal said...

Interesting, Patrick, thank you!

Really, Paula, that is so true.

Yes, Happy Yoga, and the calumny just goes on and on.....

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, M. de Brantigny and they both regretted it...deeply.