posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 04:47 PM
Alrighty. Forget the Illuminati theory for a moment. Let's concentrate on the Templars and Freemasonry.
Unfortunately there is no documented link that stands up to scrutiny. Believe me, I've looked. But the two groups are so different, there is no way
that one can state that Freemasons are directly descended from the Templars. There's plenty of discussion here on this forum and you can also find
topics on masonic forums that try to find a link. Many Freemasons actually promote the idea themselves.
But alas, there is nothing. Only one solitary window in a chapel in Scotland which some claim depicts a Knight Templar involved in masonic ritual.
Even this is open to interpretation and in itself can in no way be construed as proof.
When you study the KT, you will find that there were some fundamental differences between them and Freemasonry. Perhaps the biggest is that the
Knights Templar were an ultra orthodox Catholic order whose job was to safeguard and spread thier version of Christianity, whereas Freemasonry
promotes no religion. As romantic as it may sound there is unfortunately nothing that proves otherwise and all evidence points to the above.
There is a Knights Templar degree in Freemasonry, but this is purely symbolic and in general, any man of any religion can join it. Freemasonry is not
unique in using the Knights Templar as a tale of morality either. There are literally hundreds of groups that use the name. Some actually claim a
direct descendancy but Freemasonry doesn't.
Then we move onto the Illuminati. Well, this is even more of a dodgy connection. Why? Well there is absolutely no proof that it exists. There was an
Illuminati organisation but it was disbanded at the end of the 18th century and there is absolutely no proof that it has re-emerged. It should also be
noted that the Illuminati were fierce critics of all religions and in 1782 a masonic Lodge actually helped to have it banished from Bavaria - hardly
the action of an ally. If you search ATS you can actually find one or two snippets of fact and history regarding the Illuminati and it's agenda.
Unfortunately a lot of what you read is hidden amongst rubbish. Even a Google search brings up page after page of conspiracy theory that has little or
no basis in fact.
You may find a brief rundown on the Illuminati here though:
As you can see, the problem is that one can't even link two of the groups to each other, let alone all three.