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Date posted 2011-12-19 22:46
Subject Re: The "Illuminati"   View parent message
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On behalf of the Illuminati Order members everywhere: Welcome! It is our pleasure to offer you the information and services of this site. Carpe lucem!
Important Notice

There is significant confusion about the Illuminati Order in two key areas. It now seems vital to clarify these two points right up front so those affected do not waste their time or ours, and to help avoid hurt feelings and bitter reactions:
1. It is not within the scope or power of the Illuminati Order to make you rich and famous. It does not control the entertainment industry. If this is the primary reason you want to join, you are in the wrong place.

2. The Illuminati Order is a nonreligious organization in exactly the same way that governments should be nonreligious. It is neither anti-religious nor does it promote religion. Such views and practices are left solely to the discretion of each individual member, as long as they do not violate the individual rights of others. You will not find any religious instruction advocated herein.

Please keep these facts in mind as you continue reading.
About us

Adam Weishaupt established the original Bavarian Illuminati in 1776. Even though some evolution has occured, we are still a republican (not the U.S. political party, as it did not exist then) freethought movement which advocates freedom from church domination over philosophy and science, release from the excesses of state oppression, and educating women and treating them as intellectual equals. (In case you were wondering, women are accepted into the Order as peers.) These ideals were very unorthodox in the beginning, and still are in some parts of the world. We have come a long way, but we still have a very long way to go.
The Illuminati Order (IO) has evolved into a global network that promotes a general knowledge and acceptance of the concept of individual rights and the proper role of government as protector of these rights.

We work together to spread the seeds of freedom far and wide. John Adams said, "Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people ... Let us dare to read, think, speak and write." We could not agree more! It is one of our goals to establish a local influence in as many countries as possible.

To learn what we mean by the concept of individual rights, read "Man's Rights"; to learn what we mean by the proper role of government, read "The Nature Of Government." Both essays are by Ayn Rand and can be found in either The Virtue Of Selfishness (VOS) or Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (CUI), though we strongly recommend VOS for its other valuable essays dealing specifically with rights. These books are usually kept in stock at most major bookstores, or easily ordered through them or online.

We must emphasize, however, that the Illuminati Order is not an Objectivist organization, per se. Accepting Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, is not a requirement of membership.

All who support individual rights--which include the rights to life, liberty, justly acquired property, and the pursuit of happiness--are encouraged to join us!
Why here? Why now?

The Internet offers the means to reach an amazing number of people both quickly and easily, which is at once a blessing and a curse. Many people have at least heard of the term "Illuminati," which is great. However, because of widespread conspiracy theories, it has been our experience that a significant portion of what they have heard about us is incorrect. It is time to act against the misconceptions and disinformation. We aim to set the record straight by using this site to reveal the true nature of the Illuminati Order.
To begin with, we actually support personal freedom. We are pro-liberty and outspoken advocates of individual rights. The term "libertarian" describes us very well.

Our Secrecy: Past, Present and Future

A universally accepted theme of the Illuminati is that of being a secret society. Using this, some have tried to discredit our authenticity because we are not as secret as we are supposedly required to be. So, let us be clear here and now that we are only as secret as necessary to exist relatively unimpeded.
It was on this topic that Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, wrote the following with regard to the Illuminati:"As Weishaupt lived under the tyranny of a despot and priests, he knew that caution was necessary even in spreading information, and the principles of pure morality.
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