posted on Aug, 22 2003 @ 02:49 AM
Originally posted by Uninen
Would some one tell me meaning of "Illuminati".. makes no sense to me.. "illuminate"? or something else? What does it mean?
The Illuminati are the Illuminated ones, or the ones who see.
Around the time of the French Revolution there was an organization called the Illuminati in Bavaria organized by a guy named Adam Weishaupt (sp?).
They managed to tick off both the Church and the Aristocracy by talking about radical ideas like "men should have rights just because" and "maybe
science will replace superstition/religion in helping us to understand the world"
Anyway, the government banned them, their members all went on to other things (like revolution) and they were never heard from again.
Lot's of people believe all sorts of things about them.
Some people say they're still around, only now they're the Bilderbergers, the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations and other
groups made up of the power elite.
Many conservative christians still cling to the Church propaganda from hundreds of years ago, and they think the Illuminati are a force of evil,
bringing on the NWO, the mark of the beast, and are manipulating world events to bring on the battle of Armageddon and the rule of the anti-Christ.
These people claim they're occultists, involved in all sorts of evil sacrifices and things.
Some people have even stranger theories...claiming that the Weishaupt group was only a cover for an organization that dates back into antiquity.
They're from the lost continent of Atlantis, Mu or Lemuria. Their goal is immortality.
Whatever theory you subscribe to, nobody likes them. Everyone who thinks they might be real agrees they're up to no good.