Part 2 of Illuminati Conspiracy: Sniffing out Jesuits by Terry Melanson (ConspiracyArchive.com) exposes some of the apparent Jesuit BS in the Conspiracy community, though I'm clueless about the Jesuits so appreciate any additional or correctional informative comments. ('Illuminati Conspiracy Part One: A Precise Exegesis on the Available Evidence. A Metaprogrammer at the Door of Chapel Perilous' was posted earlier.) Part 2 Excerpt:
Orientation: The Bavarian Illuminati were the antagonists of the Jesuits, and vice versa.
I have chosen to critique parts of | this webpage | as a means to inform the reader on certain facts essential to a proper understanding of the 18th Century Bavarian Order of Illuminati. The other reason is this: a particularly rabid and extremely annoying "Jesuits-rule-the-world" theorist who spams many YahooGroups (always in the customary all-caps shouting mode), had deigned this "Religious Counterfeits" webpage as the proper authority - I am not sure why - on the following theories: 1) that Adam Weishaupt was a Jesuit - not just Jesuit-trained, but a Jesuit priest; and 2) that the Illuminati, therefore, are synonymous with the Jesuits and, in fact, the two are the same (that is, the former was merely the organ of the latter, and the proof of said assertion is the fact that Weishaupt was supposedly a Jesuit himself). To someone who has even a modicum of familiarity with the 18th-Century European Enlightenment, this is indeed a preposterous claim; it's based upon a falsehood - Weishaupt being a Jesuit - and displays ignorance of the history of the period to which we speak.
What follows is a quote/rebuttal format which will hopefully put to rest certain erroneous assertions being claimed by the Jesuits=Illuminati theorists
Quote: Weishaupt was a Jesuit Priest who was involved in "Illumination" or Witchcraft.
Not true, on both counts...
This is for Hhar who posted in the comments of part 1 about Alumbrados and Loyola, it is mentioned in this article (see the link for more):
These Alumbrados have no relation whatsoever to the Illuminatenorden of the 18th Century. The former were mystically inclined ascetics, while the latter was a child, through and through, of the rationalist philosophes of the Enlightenment and the "Aufklärung" popularphilosophen in German speaking lands.
Read the entire article here at ConspiracyArchive.com