Doug C. wrote:
I understand that they aren't but why are they perceived so by some? What is the supposed tie in?
The supposed connection is that they are both 'secret societies' that are currently engaged in step 1,204,632,456,678,567,246,567,889 of their 3,234,565,678,324,565,556,787,345,356,982 step plan to world domination
What it comes down to is that if you want to be the subject of conspiracy theories, just refuse to tell anyone what you are doing, immediately people will assume that 'you must have something to hide' and start constructing elaborate conspiracy theories about you.
But some people aren't happy coming up with ONE conspiracy theory, they want to create a Grand Unified Theory to unite ALL conspiracy theories, and that's why people try to connect the Templars and the Masons, even though there is ZERO actual links between them.