This blog has discussed some articles dealing with conspiracy theories taking into account of secret societies such as Illuminati! When we study secret societies, based on conspiracy theorists views, we notice the origin of everything is often associate from Knights Templar to Freemasonry, Illuminati, and Vatican.
The article is not going to dig history massively, else a book would be appropriate instead of a post! The subject is so long and dangerous that you need proper attention when writing. If you watch documentaries, read books or study any conspiracy theorist research, you will find the same explanation that secret societies began from Knights Templar.
Knights Templar (Source: Google Images)
What was or is the Knights Templar? Created in the early 1100s in Jerusalem, their main mission was to protect the Christian pilgrims. They were not monks neither priests, they were just like “security guards” to the pilgrims but also to the Pope. Their relation with the Pope at that time was immense and positive. It is believed, once you are a member of the Knights Templar, you should give all your wealth. In fact, scholars say they created a banking system at that time, and our modern banks function mostly the same today. It is believed that members of the Knights Templar were virgin, but this has been proven false!
The Knights Templar became extremely famous and powerful after decades. They started involving in their banking activities in deep and became the best bankers in that era. As they have changed, the Pope and other leaders at that time, started doubting on their activities. In reality, some members of the Knights Templar started to form a secret organization. Based on some accounts, the Pope thought they were committing blasphemous activities. However, their popularity did not decrease from this as the Pope lacked evidence to take sanctions against them. The issue occurred when King Philip IV from France asked more about their banking system. It is believed the King asked some amount of money from them which they refused!
As they refused to lend some money to the King, the situation started degrading, and the King ordered to halt their activities by arresting all members in the Knights Templar, in the beginning of 1300s. They surrendered to the King even some were dealing secretly their activities. Moreover, scholars think the Pope at that time, Clement V, did come to their rescue, nevertheless, the main leader of Knight Templar, Jacques de Molay, was burnt alive on 18 March 1314, by the King Philip IV! The Knights Templar were mostly finished after that, their powers decreased, their movement was mostly ended! Their relationships with the Pope itself was changed to worst since they had learned the former had a hand in their destruction!
One of the amazing facts on Knights Templar is they had a relation with the Holy Grail! Some facts and historians believe they successfully possessed the Holy Grail. There is no concrete evidence to suggest that the Knights Templar really had the Holy Grail. The remained members of that society, decided to take revenge against the church, and they created a new movement. Can we say this movement is Freemasonry?
There is no evidence the ex members of Knights Templar had formed a secret society after their destruction! Conspiracy theorists believe they had a foot in the creation of Freemasonry. This school of thought can be contradicted because Freemasonry was created 300 years after the destruction of Knights Templar. It is difficult to state some ex members continued to follow their principles though their generations. Why a society did not form after the death of Jacques de Molay and before the creation of Freemasonry? Even this contradiction exists, there is a reference on Freemasonry from a poem known as “Regius Manuscript”, which dated around the beginning of 1390s on which we can say ex Knights Templar generations could have join Freemasonry.
Freemasonry Symbol (Source:: Google Images)
Freemasonry is another secret society which is present in different countries around the world! It is a fraternal organization created at the end of 1690s. Freemasonry is not a religion, it is just an organization which even accepts different beliefs you have. This society is considered secret because the followers do not reveal their rituals nor their personal beliefs! The number of Freemasons varies, but it is estimated around 6 millions world wide, and they meet in places which are known as “Lodges”.
Conspiracy theorists believe Freemasons pray Satan or any devil! They associate themselves with the Ancient Egyptian Gods and reject the Bible. There is no evidence to support it. However, ex Freemasons did reveal that Satan can be prayed in Freemasonry, rituals can be considered as “dark” sometimes. If a Freemason reveals the secret of the Lodge, he/she must be killed, cut in pieces or hang on a pond!
Scholars think perhaps the next generations of Knights Templar could have create Freemasonry after some decades of the death of Jacques de Molay. This same Freemasonry is against the church today, for several reasons. Freemasonry is mostly composed of politicians, scientists, businessmen/women and other rich people.You must meet some requirements to be a member in it. There are levels you have to complete to achieve certain degrees.
Freemasonry does not have only bad reputation in the eyes of conspiracy theorists! Freemasons help people everywhere in the world. They donate charities, help societies, help projects and boost the economy. It is said many big corporations and enterprises owners are Freemasons! They control the economy, create jobs and much more.
Some decades after the creation of Freemasonry, there were some persons who wanted to establish their own society, they wanted to challenge the church, they want to seek revenge and had objective to control everything, and they are, the Illuminati! Illuminati is created by Adam Weishaupt at the end of 1770s. At that time, it was known as Bavarian Illuminati, a secret society where the main rule is to control everything and make the world according to their wants.
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The ancient Bavarian Illuminati does not exist anymore according to historians. It collapsed some decades after its creation. Nevertheless, some people have created it again in the 1900s. Illuminati is the most debatable secret society around the world as well as the most hatred by conspiracy theorists! The concept of New World Order (NWO), false flag attacks etc are often associated with Illuminati.
George Bush Sr, admitted on television in the beginning of the 1990s that the NWO will succeed. This video is still present on some websites like YouTube! Conspiracy theorists believe Illuminati’s plan is to reduce the world population by 5 billions. Attacks like 9/11, Iraq invasion, controls Hollywood industry and much more have been done by this society. The list of “evils” which have been done by Illuminati according to conspiracy theorists is long!
Who are the members of Illuminati and why they are doing this? This question has been asked many times! It is composed of politicians, businessmen/women, Hollywood actors/actresses, singers and so on just like Freemasons. The objectives they have are because to control the whole world and make it a better place. If you do not agree with them, you will be punished. The view that Illuminati prays the devil has been on table many times, but there is no evidence to support the members are devil worshipers!
Illuminati has an issue with the church since the Bavarian era. Some notable scientists were in Illuminati. As the church often causes a problem when it concerns the advancement of humanity through science and the truth, Illuminati has been fought to challenge the church! This secret society is so powerful now that it is said, it has also joined Freemasonry and even meet in their Lodges! Apart from that, it is said Illuminati has already taken the Vatican as hostage. Conspiracy theorists think the Illuminati is in possession of secret documents which Vatican can fall if these are delivered to the public. Has the Illuminati really abducted Vatican?
Vatican (Source: Google Images)
Finally, let’s talk on Vatican! What is the Vatican? What is so secret that you cannot even enter their library? What is so secret that never you will know their financial position? People think we have only one Pope, but they do not know a Black Pope also exists! Both Popes are highly criticized by conspiracy theorists. The current Pope we know, is believed to have a relation with Horus, the Ancient Egyptian God, while the Black Pope is responsible to control the Jesuit organization. It is very rare you will see the Black Pope on media because the Jesuit has some footprints in Illuminati!
We do not know the underground activities of the Vatican. Their library is secret, only some authorized persons can have access to it. Historians, conspiracy theorists and other researchers think it can contain secret documents like ancient texts of the Bible which have been removed, the contract between Hitler, the financial position of Vatican, prophecies, some important facts on Jesus and much more. These are theories only, we do not have evidence that this library contains these kinds of documents.
The ancient and weird symbols in Vatican city’s buildings have strange designs, and their designers in ancient eras were members in secret societies. If you have read the books of Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, you can learn more on this! Researchers think if Illuminati exists, it has already trapped Vatican under its control. We clearly see the reputation of Vatican has been decreased massively, particularly with some financial and sexual scandals.
We still ask the question whether Knights Templar had a part in Freemasonry and whether the members got the Holy Grail. We still ask if Freemasonry is not a dangerous society and ask if Illuminati verily exists. We still ask if Vatican is going to destroy soon. We do not know, we are just analyzing facts based on accounts, opinions and theories!
As mentioned earlier, such subject will take hundreds of pages if discussions have to be in details. Not all aspects and details have been mentioned. You are free to conduct your own research. The aim of this post is to give you some brief understanding of secret societies, and their conflicts with history.
NOTE: This post has been written based on the author’s research on secret societies on the internet. It does not mean the elements included in this post are true. It is up to you to believe or not! Conspiracy theories are lies most of the time.