No one can deny that Masonic symbols, terminology and influences – subtle and not-so-subtle – permeate western culture. Trust us: we’re on the level about this.
Keltruth Blog just finished an excellent eleven part (!) series on Freemasonry in Barbados (part one here), but I never dreamed that the interest in finding “hidden” Masonic symbols would eventually extend to music videos by our Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna.
Ian Bourne at Bajan Reporter has published an absolutely astonishing article about Masonic symbols and theology in Rihanna’s song Umbrella. The article is written by Roger Marshall, executive director of the Barbadian Christian Project Probe Ministries. One is tempted to dismiss the entire line of reasoning but a few Google searches for Rihanna and “Masonic” or “occult” turn up some very interesting commentary.
This new article by Roger Marshall at Bajan Reporter is a far more extensive commentary on the Rihanna – Umbrella – Freemasonry – occult connection and is worthy of a read if only because Masonic symbolism in popular culture is not unknown.
What do you think, folks? Stretching the imagination, or a credible look at Masonic influences upon one of the most popular contemporary vocalists?
Have a look for yourself…