The Conspiracy of the Illuminati
In the history of the humanity there is a great deal of mysteries which are unresolved until the present, and scientists still tackle these issues in an attempt to prove every mystery from a scientific way and thus to dispel myths surrounding the problems. However, either because of lack of information on some problems, or because of wrongful research methods or paths, some problems are still unresolved. And the question of the existence of the Illuminati order and its secret operation is one of such issues still to be considered from a sensible view. In historical literature a great deal of attention is paid to the question of Illuminati existence – whether such an order still operated secretly, whether it is involved in some kind of conspiracy, and whether some of the world’s problems and critical situations have happened truly because of the Illuminati order’s activities and conspiracies. There is an opinion that the idea of conspiracy is simply a paranoid way of thought which is appropriate of some society members and is however obtruded on people in the society. This is the very issue to be considered in this research in order to come one step closer to the truth. Before starting consideration of the conspiracy of Illuminati, and the activities of this secret order it is necessary to contemplate the history of the order itself, its roots and further existence. The order is known to appear and develop in the 18th century in Bavaria, Germany, but still the tales of the order are considered both true and made-up. In this stated period of time in Bavaria there were a lot of religious institutions, and, according to Stauffer and Williamson (126) it was the land were sacerdotalism was at its height. This was the era of the Enlightenment in Europe. Adam Weishaupt, educated by Jesuits, founded the organization of the Illuminati in 1776, on May 1st. This man was the first of the lay professors of canon law in the University of Ingolstadt. This organization is often considered to be the risen from Freemasonic order which roots in England. There is also an opinion that Weishaupt himself hated Jesuits and as a result one of his goals which was transferred to one of the goals of the society was to eliminate Christianity and to replace it with some new form of religion called “religion of reason” (Methvin, 121) which was grounded upon Rousseau’s ideas. The reason for such a negative attitude towards the Society of Jesus lied in the fact that Jesuits possessed a great amount of power in the society in those days influencing government and police, as well as ruled public education. The entire inner order of the Society of Jesus was greatly inappropriate, in Weishaupt’s point of view since he believed their instruments were used for the bad not for the good. Among the rules were such as unconditional obedience, mutual surveillance, person-to-person confession, to name a few. (Methvin, 121) These regulations resemble the rules having been accepted within the Communist Party of the Soviet post-war era (and particularly, many scientists today draw such parallels among many other associations with other political organizations both secret and officially existent which will be considered hereinafter). An interesting case is considered the development of Weishaupt as a personality and a leader which happened due to his self-education in his godfather’s library plentiful of a great amount of books by radical French philosophers. The young man then perceived many of their ideas, his further education at the university and acceptance as a tutor and catechist and further career advancements made him the dean of the faculty of law at the age of twenty-seven. His ambitions and ego were flattered and he felt really able of creating some powerful to oppose the Jesuit order established in the society. (Stauffer and Williamson, 130) The Illuminati order developed by Weishaupt is known as an organization which set...
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