Death And Resurrection
One of the main reasons why many conspiracy theorists link freemasonry with satanic cults is their bizarre initiation ritual. The death and resurrection ritual might differ in different lodges, but the practice remains the same. The initiate is blindfolded and a noose placed around their neck. The ceremony leader then brandishes a sharp knife across the initiate’s chest, signifying death. After the mock death, the member is now resurrected as a fully-fledged member of the fraternity. Most masons describe the act as somewhat theatrical.