Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Joseph Stalin: Freemason Or Not?

All Freemasons???
I ran across this photo with the caption "Churchill, Roosevelt, & Stalin: Freemasons." It is well known and accepted that both Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt were Freemasons.  Churchill was a member of Studholme Lodge No. 1591, England and Roosevelt was a member of Holland Lodge No. 8, New York.  So the question is whether Joseph Stalin, the Premier of the Soviet Union who allied with the United States and Great Britain during World War II was also a member of the fraternity. 

Since the 1950s, Stalin has frequently been cited as a Freemason. However, there is no record that Stalin was a Mason. It would not have been possible for Stalin to join a regular lodge even if he had desired admission. As a condition for membership, Masons must profess a belief in a Supreme Being, and Joseph Stalin was an avowed athiest.  


1 comment:

  1. he could have been a Mason(not regular masonry though) and gone through the French Grand Orient which requires no belief in a Supreme Being.
    The lack of this requirement is why that Grand Lodge and all lodge son it's roll and not recognised by regular Grand Lodges worldwide.
    Lenin went through the Seven Sisters Lodge in Paris which was under it's jurisdiction


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