One of the issues I personally have with the voices of anti-anything is that they rarely back up their arguments with anything like hard evidence. It is very easy to make a bald statement of fact. Because I say it is so, then it is so. As if the writer has some omnipotence hanging on every word he/she writes. Of course the anti-religionists can lay claim to the same thought processes as well. It is like two warring parties standing either side of a bottomless cavern and throwing insults at one another and expecting conversion.
So let’s have a look at what the forces of anti-Freemasonry are really saying and try to analyse it an honest way. This is taken from an article on the web. The web address is http://www.ramministry.org/freemasonry.htm if you care to check it out. (The bold italics are mine)
Why is Freemasonry Wrong? . . . (Immediately, the suggestion that something is wrong with it is a given. The question is open ended. Are we saying something Freemasonry preaches is wrong or is it Freemasonry as a whole is wrong)
(The story has no beginning) Months later my wife was ministering deliverance to a young lady who told my wife she felt like she had curses on her from her father. (What form did they take? Why did she think that? What was her mental state?) She said "he was the Grand Something of a Masonic lodge up north and he had molested her as a young girl." (So we see that the two events are connected immediately. If I think that putting a certain brand of window cleaner in my windshield washer will weaken the windshield, and then a stone hits it, the breaking of the windscreen is due to the weakness caused by the inferior washer rather than the stone itself) She also said, "he spoke things over her, maybe some kind of prayers or chants." (Her father was an obviously sick individual. However, no matter how odious or repugnant his actions were, it does not automatically fall from his being the grand anything of some unspecified lodge) I told her about the "prayers of release for Freemasons and their descendants that I had and how bizarre they were. This girl was so desperate to be free; she was willing to try anything. (I always find it intriguing that non Freemasons know more about the craft than Freemasons. I have never heard of prayers of release for masonic curses. In fact I have never even heard of masonic curses. If I was to tell that to one of these people they just use the argument that I have not been high enough to experience them. They miss the point of course, that neither have they. If a non-member can find these texts then surely a member could. The only references you will ever find is these shadowy articles)
I dug out the prayers and studied them again and they were still weird. (Maybe he thought there was a chance that they could have changed. Perhaps by magic) I then got a book on Freemasonry. (Which book? Details like title and author might allow us to mount some sort of argument in our defence. But this writer will not allow that. He is right because he says so, remember) As I researched it, I started to see specific spirits behind Freemasonry, spirits of antichrist, bondage, witchcraft, error, infirmity, and perversion. (All of the things he finds abhorrent in life he gives to the Freemasons of course he expects the reader will also) I then decided to give the prayers a try at our next session. (Remember these are the prayers he finds so bizarre but he is now saying they might work. It sounds a bit odd to me that we can both accept and reject at the same time. Let’s say the prayers invoked Beelzebub or someone just as dark, would he pray to Beelzebub?)As we prayed the prayers with this girl she began to manifest. (Manifest what? Warts? Green vomit?)We were all amazed and pleasantly surprised by the results. This girl was set So Free!!! (I am genuinely glad for this girl. At least the prayers worked. That must have been a bit of a gamble.)
From that day on we began asking people if they had Freemasonry in their background. If indeed they had, we would lead them through the prayers and we started seeing incredible deliverance's, and healings. We continue to receive powerful testimonies. One of the ladies on our ministry team prayed the prayers quietly while I was leading another lady through them. She felt something physically lift off her chest and shoulders as we prayed. She was set free from a life long asthma condition. (Here’s another thing. As a Freemason I am accused by these people of being deluded, irrational and a worshiper of evil spirits. Yet these same people expect me to believe without any equivocation, that an unspecified number of people were delivered from something unspecified and were the subject of unspecified epiphanies that changed their lives forever. I know that people do not require proof if they believe in something, but I find it quite offensive that they do not extend that same courtesy to me.)
Once we started using the Questionnaire, pages 21-30 of the "Deliverance Training Manual" we started to notice some very distinct patterns with people who had Masonic ancestry. What we actually started to notice was the fruit produced by the Stronghold of Freemasonry. We noticed, that almost without exception, women whose parents or grandparents (but more often grandparents) had been involved in Freemasonry had been molested as children, not necessarily by their family members but by someone. Many had however been molested by a close family member. (So the inference is clear here. My daughters, of which I have four, have all been molested because their father was a Freemason. Such logic beggars belief.)
Regardless of what Masons believe or say, Freemasonry is a false religion steeped in witchcraft, which mixes the Holy with the profane and invites in spirits of error and perversion among others. (Clearly spoken by one who has never been inside a lodge room during a meeting. His imagination is running away with him. Of course he knows better than every freemason what freemasonry is about. The leap to this conclusion is nothing when compared to the leap of faith required to believe that the daughters of all Freemasons are subjected to molestation) Once the door is opened and the enemy has been given a legal right, the attack against the children is relentless until the devil gets his due. I cannot tell you the number of horrible stories of perversion, rape, molestation, and incest we've heard. (Presenting the odd one here though may go some way to converting skeptics) The next fruit of Freemasonry we see is infirmities, primarily breathing or lung disorders, with asthma and allergies leading the list. (So if we get rid of freemasonry we will rid the world of lung disease. Something eminent doctors have been unable to achieve but our friend here can do it no problem) …