You may have heard: Dan Brown is at it again! The author of the DaVinci Code has a new novel called The Lost Symbol that focuses on the Freemasons. It sold 2 million copies the first week!
When I heard about the Freemason focus, it resurrected memories of my Catholic relatives telling me about this super-secret society that Catholics were forbidden to join. I recalled the rumors: Masons really rule the world, and they are really a substitute “religion.”
So, this week on Interfaith Voices, I interviewed Christopher Hodapp, author of Freemasons for Dummies. And I asked him about the “religiosity” of the Freemasons, and about the Vatican’s objections (which are still intact, by the way).
To hear his answers, and an all-around entertaining interview, click here.
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