Sceptics often have psychic powers that they instinctively use to suck the power out of spiritual processes (and out of demonstrations of psychic abilities) so as to confirm their preferred beliefs.
Why do sceptics wish to prove that life is meaningless? If sceptics knew the answer to that question they might be rather dismayed.
This quote, albeit taken slightly out of context, comes from the Masonic Forum of Light.
Strange people, nearly said odd fellows.
The stuff about preferred beliefs and wishing to prove that life is meaningless is just the typical imaginings of a thick person. Who amongst us chose not to believe in Father Christmas? Who wished to prove that the Tooth Fairy was not real? We know that we go where the evidence leads us, they choose to believe stupid things and assume that we must do the same.
'Croydon' Bob Newman. The ladies call him "Thrush" - as he's an irritating cunt.
There is the experimenter effect, where skeptics get chance results in the same experiments that believers get positive results in psi experiments. Also, if a skeptic joins a seance, say, it seems to suddenly 'stop working'. This is probably where the idea that skeptics have 'negative psi' comes from. Of course, there are alternative explanations for such effects.
That's just one mason's opinion. When I was involved I found them to be a pretty normal bunch of guys, most of whom treated freemasonry as a gentleman's club. While belief in a supreme being is a requirement for membership, discussion of religion and politics is specifically banned at lodge meetings. I understand that in the USA there are organisations which claim to masonic but are not recognised as such by the United Grand Lodge. Some of them really are strange.
Yes, it's all a bit silly but nobody really has anything to fear from traditional Freemasons; they do far more good than harm.