Freemasonry vs Satanism - What's the difference?

freemasonry | satanism |

As a proper noun freemasonry

is the institutions, precepts, and rites of the freemasons.

As a noun satanism is





  • Fellowship and sympathy among a number of people
  • Strange customs which resemble Freemasons'.
  • satanism



    (wikipedia) (Wikipedia) (LaVeyan Satanism)
  • Worship of Satan (usually synonymous with "the Devil").
  • Religious groups that follow Satanism include Luciferians and Laveyans .
  • A profession, philosophy, or ideological construct featuring a positive, admirable, or useful association to the figure, character or entity known as 'Satan'.
  • LaVeyan Satanism.
  • Hyponyms

    * LaVeyan Satanism, Luciferian, LaVeyanism

    Usage notes

    * Satanism is not always capitalized in all senses. * Self-identified Satanists typically use the term Satanism'' in senses 3 and 4, and use the terms ''Satanic'' and ''Satanist analogously.

    See also

    * satanic, Satanic * satanist, Satanist