The organised propaganda against faith in God indicates that these movements are manipulated from specific centres. In other words, there are a number of power centres that make a considerable effort to break down the religious beliefs of the community.
These groups who, by hatching evil plots, order others to be ungrateful to God have made an appearance in every period of history under different names and guises. Their basic characteristics have nonetheless always been the same. These people are those who are supremely privileged in material terms, who enjoy prestige in society and who display arrogance and haughtiness because of their possessions. Regarding religion as a threat to the concessions they have snatched with injustice and oppression, they want to eliminate it. This is why they fabricate “evil plots” in order to lead their community to apostasy.
Of course there cannot be a single definition of such organised powers. They assume different identities and forms in different societies. When, however, we take a look at the history of the last three or four centuries, we come across an international organisation that answers to these descriptions.
That organisation is freemasonry
At this point we also need to stress that the global struggle of freemasonry is undertaken and supported by a power centre: Jewry. Although Judaism is a divine religion and Jews are adherents of that religion, they have played, as we have mentioned above, a crucial role in anti-religious propaganda conducted all over the world. This is mainly due to the arbitrary alteration of the Old Testament by rabbis and the insinuation of superstitious beliefs into the pure religion announced by the Prophet Musa. Having ceased to be a divine religion as a result of alterations by Jewish rabbis, Jewry has become a worldly and chauvinist ideology. Ultimately various ultra-conservative Jews, who regard religion as a concept exclusive to themselves, have taken the position that Christianity and Islam are “false religions” that must be abolished. Besides, this interesting interplay makes those in question act as powers that strive to erase all religious beliefs from the world. This is the very logic of the alliance between Jewry and freemasonry.
THE ROLE OF FREEMASONRY
Having its roots in the Western world, from which it subsequently spread elsewhere, this secret organisation has always been the source of all anti-religionist thought and activity in every country it has infiltrated.
A close investigation of the history of the war against religion fought in any country of the world over the last couple of centuries reveals that freemasonry has always been at the centre of such efforts. The history of Europe is remarkably clear-cut on this point. This is why the leader of the Catholic world, Pope Leo XIII, took particular aim at freemasonry in his famous encyclical Humanum Genus (1884), in which he described the objectives of the organisation thus:
In our time, with the aid and support of an association called freemasonry, which has a wide and strong organisation, the efforts of those who worship dark powers have been united. These no more feel the necessity of hiding their ill will and fight against the Holy Being of God. All aims and efforts of freemasons lead to one intention: to abolish all social and religious disciplines of Christianity and establish a new system of rules based on the principles of naturalism and their own thoughts.
This papal analysis made at the end of the 19th century is absolutely right. When we review contemporary masonic publications, we see that the basic objective of this organisation is to abolish all religious beliefs in society. A Turkish freemasonry lodge declares in one of its pamphlets how religion will be abolished through “the dissemination of positive sciences to society.”
Finally I want to say the following: The most humanistic and Masonic mission that falls to us is not to divert from positive science and reason, to disseminate this by acknowledging that this is the best and only way for evolution, and tutor the public in the positive sciences. The following words of Ernest Renan are very noteworthy:”If the public is tutored and enlightened in the positive sciences and reason, then the vain beliefs of religions will eventually be dismissed.”
Here, what is meant by “positive science” is essentially “positivist science” that is, the materialist philosophy that denies everything that has not been obtained by experiment and observation. The mission of freemasonry, on the other hand, is to impose this philosophy on people in the name of “science” and thus abolish all religious beliefs. The theory of evolution has a very crucial role in this indoctrination campaign, as is also made clear in the quotation above. Freemasonry holds that fostering belief in evolution in society is its greatest task.
This organisational connection is a very important factor underlying the reason why both the theory of evolution and materialist philosophy and its derivatives are so assiduously promoted in all corners of the world. The organisation of freemasonry and its offshoots have played an important role in the systematic propaganda being executed against religious beliefs over the last couple of centuries. This is why the founders of diverse -sometimes even contradictory- philosophical systems that deny the existence of God have all been masons.
As we stated above, the founders of anti-religionist philosophical systems are actually part of a methodical war being fought against religion. This is why we discover that most of the philosophers who have founded these systems are part of the organisation of freemasonry, which stands at the centre of the war against religion.
In this context, the philosophers who draw immediate attention are the French intellectuals who were the forerunners of the French Revolution. These people not only criticised religious authorities but also fomented violent antagonism against religion. Among them are Diderot, the author of The System of Nature, referred to as the “Bible of Materialism”; Voltaire, who was also an impassioned materialist and opponent of religion; the radical materialist Montesquieu; Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who constructed a new “religion” of his own; and the “Encyclopaedists”, all of whom were ardent anti-religionists. The organ of Turkish masons, the magazine Mimar Sinan, says of these individuals:
The 1789 French Revolution was prepared by Mason ideologists. The Declaration of Human Rights that embraces the principles of liberty, equality. and fraternity was written with the inspiration and guidance of our masters such as Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Diderot.
The Mason Magazine, also published by Turkish masons notes:
The pioneers who overthrew the feudal system in France and started the Great Revolution were Montesquieu, Voltaire, J. J. Rousseau, the leading materialist Diderot, and the Encyclopaedists who clustered around him. They were all masons.
The materialistic and anti-religionist ideas that increasingly developed in the years that followed the French Revolution reached their peak in the 19th century. When we look at the leaders of this movement, we again come across freemasonry.
In addition, it is also worth noting that there were many Jews among these figures. This demonstrates that Jews who, in alliance with masons, strive to enfeeble Divine religions such as Christianity and Islam and hold the materialist world view, serve the same purpose on philosophical grounds.