Freemasons Keen to Open Office in EU Capital

This makes me wonder how much influence the masons still have in the Good ol’ U.S. of A.

via euobserver.com

A French freemason has said that part of the movement is keen to open a bureau in Brussels to lobby against the rising influence of religious organisations in the EU institutions.

“The masonic orders should practice politics in the positive sense of the term: So that despite their own partisan divisions, they speak out on the side of secularism and voice their disagreement with this or that governmental or European decision,” Jean-Michel Quillardet, the former Grand Master of the Grand Orient de France, told Belgian daily Le Soir in an interview out on Wednesday (17 February).

“It is necessary to impose the universal idea of the Enlightenment, which consists of the notion that people are citizens and European citizens before being Jewish, black, Maghreb, homosexual, heterosexual.”

Mr Quillardet explained that the Grand Orient de France has already created a cell which attempts to bring together all the lodges in Europe.

“We told him that apart from its Christian roots, Europe owed much to Greek and Roman philosophy, Renaissance humanism and the Enlightenment. We obtained representation for masonic orders and for groups which defend secularism in Bepa,” he said, in reference to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, a high-level policy analysis unit in the EU commission.

3 Comments on "Freemasons Keen to Open Office in EU Capital"

  1. dumbsaint | Feb 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm |

    If the freemason's are going in to bat on the secularist side, then more power to them.

  2. Anonymous | Feb 23, 2010 at 1:52 am |

    Yes, this is one organization that has had it’s share of consequences due to religous fervour.All the power to them.

  3. Yes, this is one organization that has had it's share of consequences due to religous fervour.All the power to them.

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