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Daemon
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Founding of the Illuminati (1776)

The Illuminati were members of a rationalistic society founded in Germany by Adam Weishaupt. Having close affinities with the Freemasons and seemingly organized on a Masonic plan, the group was briefly very popular among German rationalists but had limited influence. The Roman Catholic Church, which Weishaupt left in his youth and rejoined before his death, condemned the Illuminati. In 1785, the Bavarian government dissolved the organization. What conspiracy theories involve the Illuminati? More...
excaelis
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Well that's just great ! Now I know too much ! Pass the cyanide plea...
thar
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Isn't a secret society of free thinkers rather an oxymoron?
excaelis
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Rather like the Anarchist Society at university - the idiots had a president, treasurer and secretary for Gawd's sake !
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Interesting reading though. Hadn't heard of Ordo Templi Orientis before. Some of their titles sound like taken from Terry Pratchett's books.
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