So as part of the blog for us traditional minded Catholics, I wanted to begin a book review session. What better way to begin reviews than with one about one of the greatest forces against Catholicism today: Freemasonry.
The book is Darkness Visible by Walton Hannah. This man who wrote this back in 1952 took a good look at freemasonry to decide the question many men are asking themselves, “Is Freemasonry compatible with Christianity?” Since many times, its members say its just a fraternal order between men, it doesn’t have any bearing on your duties as a Christian, you can still practice your beliefs in the Almighty.
By studying the ritual and the testimonials of ex-masons, Hannah (an Anglican and then converted Catholic priest), the arguments and evidence are provided showing that, without a doubt, Freemasonry is NOT compatible with Christianity.
Believe me when I tell you this, I absolutely loved reading this book. His attention to detail makes me feel like I have personally gone into one of those imposing Masonic temples you see when you are driving through town, and have personally studied and engaged in the rituals and the oaths of freemasonry.
Thankfully for the scholarly work here present, I can defend against the claims of freemasons or those trying to enter the lodge who claim that they all worship God. After reading this book and its appraisal of freemasonry, I can say without any doubt that Freemasonry is its own religion, making oaths contrary to Christian belief with ones hand upon the Word of God.
I urge you that if you know anyone in your life that is thinking of joining the Masonic cult, or who has left their faith to join it, purchase this book and read it, believe me, I will be coming back to this work many times to come.
SIDE NOTE: The book has a few wonderful color pictures inside, and the binding is a lot better than most paperbacks that I have. I’m sorry, I am a mild book snob! Haha
I want to thank Baronius Press for providing me review copy’s of this book. Believe me, this review is all my own.