Illuminati or Ignorance
An excerpt from an article by Andrew Crivilare
“Signs of the Illuminati are supposedly everywhere. But according to an Eastern professor, the Illuminati have not existed in more than two centuries and have no plans on returning.
Gustavo Albear, an assistant professor of secondary education and foundations, was the speaker at “The History of the Illuminati” lecture. Albear said the Illuminati were indeed once an organization with motives toward removing religious influence in European government, but collapsed under political pressure prior to the French Revolution. “You’re not going to be seeing one walking around anymore, they’re gone,” Albear said. “They’re off the face of the earth.”
Albear said that the first people to take the title of Illuminati were those baptized into Christianity, thus becoming “illuminated” with the knowledge of God. A group during the 18th century adopted the name Illuminati. They schemed to integrate themselves amongst the power brokers of Europe by aligning themselves with the charitable values of Freemasonry without informing people of their treasonous plot or the dangers involved, Albear said.