As the world stumbles into the next decade and the sand in the hour glass finally stops falling onto the Mayan apocalyptic year 2012, there exist millions of people worldwide who are of strong belief that an ultra secret fraternity of men who have the ability to manipulate the world’s banks and governments exist and are currently actively engaged in creating a one world government (a new world order) that will ultimately usher in the reign of the Antichrist.
The name of this fraternity which is rumored to be fused in ancient pagan tradition and mysticism is known by the world as the Illuminati. The world’s belief in this secret society has grown so strong that an enormous subculture of Illuminati “watchers” has sprung up around the globe from Manhattan to Rome to Beijing.
In an attempt to separate fact from fiction let us begin with understanding what history tells us of the origin of one of the world’s most secretive fraternities.
Born from rebellion against Church and State
The Illuminati are a progressive, secret sect of secular humanists, sometimes referred to by the world as “the bearers of the light”. The “bearers of the light” were founded in Bavaria on May 1, 1776 by a university professor named Adam Weishaupt. Weishaupt, a scholar who was academically tutored and nurtured by the Jesuits, became rebellious of the Catholic Church and in his rebellion, created a society originally known as the Order of the Perfectabilists. The goal of the Perfectabilists was to oppose the power of the Church and State; their ultimate goal was the development of an egalitarian society.
In political dogma, an egalitarian society is a society that believe that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights.
A “cult of reason and thought” whose members progressed along a hierarchy of “lesser Mysteries and Greater Mysteries”, the group was officially disbanded in 1787, after Duke Carl Theodore’s royal decree: “If you recruit, you die.” From that moment on, practitioners and seekers of the cult were driven underground; their secrecy is the fuel that creates all past and future Illuminati-based conspiracy theories.
Lucifer himself could be considered the first Illuminatus, since one of the Devil’s nicknames is the Angel of Light (Illumination). The Illuminati were heavily influenced by the mysticism of the East and their beliefs and practices were passed down by the Sufis and the Alumbrados. – Aka the Illuminated Ones of Spain –
The Illuminati’s promise of attaining individual enlightenment via secret ancient knowledge prompted the Vatican to place them in the category of heretical secret societies.
Ironically, students of the Illuminati suspect that Saint Ignatius Loyola the founder of the Jesuits was a member of the Alumbrados and, later on, the Illuminati. Freemasons can trace their history back to the Illuminati.
The Illuminati are often associated with and blamed for plots that the Freemasons were known to be involved in, including the French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and the creation of Communism and what many call today, “The New World Order”. The symbol of the Illuminati is the eye in the pyramid, which was placed on the one-dollar bill by American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Organizations such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the International Criminal Court are seen as “tentacles” of the Illuminati.
According to the Illuminati conspiracy theorists, the Illuminati are the driving force behind efforts to brainwash the world’s gullible through thought / mind control and the manipulation of individual core beliefs. Included in the Illuminati’s modern quest for world domination is the ultimate control and manipulation of the world media, the educational curriculum, and the political leadership of the world’s leading industrial nations.
A Biblical / Christian Connection?
There are numerous end times prophecies in the Bible that are interpreted by most Christians to point to an end times one-world government, one-world monetary system, and one-world religion. Many Bible prophecy interpreters see this “New World Order” as being controlled by the Antichrist who is supposedly coroneted as ruler of the world by the Illuminati.
There are many religious and non religious groups in the United States that believe that the Illuminati have already infiltrated American politics and are the current puppet masters of governmental policy and news media. Some believers in the Illuminati speculate that American Presidents George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George Hubert Bush, Bill Clinton and even Barack Obama were and are members of the Illuminati who are dedicated to creating a new world order.
As always Louisianans, the aerochug.com is interested in what you think. Do you believe in the Illuminati as a real entity that is entering the United States into a one world government? Or is the belief in the Illuminati as an extension of Satan’s world domination as insane as believing in vampires and werewolves? Inquiring minds want to know. Sound off.
Until the next time Louisianans, Good Day, God Bless and Good fishing.