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What is Freemasonry and what is its association with the Illuminati?

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  • David
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    1 decade ago
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    yeh - -no way to answer that in 100 words or less :P Whole volumes have been written about it.

    here is a good start tho:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_mason

    Conspiracy theorists have long associated Freemasonry with the New World Order and the Illuminati, and state that Freemasonry as an organization is either bent on world domination or already secretly in control of world politics. Historically, Freemasonry has attracted criticism – and suppression – from both the politically extreme right (e.g. Nazi Germany)and the extreme left (e.g. the former Communist states in Eastern Europe). The Fraternity has encountered both applause for supposedly founding, and opposition for supposedly thwarting, liberal democracy (such as the United States of America).

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  • pevey
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    3 years ago

    AS different have pronounced, there is no connection. The kooks will scream that their one interior the comparable. The knowledgeable will Google it and many times locate that in case you mean the Bavarian Illuminati they have been a small team that infiltrated some Masonic resorts in Bavaria and whilst found out, they have been kicked out. as quickly as chanced on they went scurrying, some have been imprisoned. Please seem up Adam Weishaupt and you will locate that he became a professor in a Catholic college and he stepped forward a hatred for Catholic clergymen, rather Jesuits. The word Illuminati in simple terms ability "the illuminated ones" and this became not the unique call for the team in many situations tied to the call. That team began out via fact the Perfectibilists. They weren't the 1st to apply the call Illuminati and that i'm confident not the final. interior the top that they had little to do with Freemasonry then and now.

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  • meat
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    1 decade ago

    Freemasonry is the world's oldest fraternity and largest philanthropy.

    The Illuminati were a group that existed in Bavaria from 1776 to 1785. They haven't existed for 225 years.

    The association? One of the founders of the Illuminati was also a Freemason - Adam Weishaupt.

    Source(s): I'm a Freemason.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Freemasonry is a social organization. The "illuminati" is a figment of the paranoiac's vivid imagination.

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