People usually mix up the Illuminati with Freemasons, and Satanic worshipers, although they are completely different. The Illuminati was a society that dates back to the 16th century that believed in science. The Illuminati rejected many of the claims that the Roman Catholic Church preached between themselves and believed in scientific evidence. Galileo, Copernicus, and many other notable scientists were part of the Illuminati and major leaders.
So Basically they are people who believed in science more than religion and they are NOT satanic. There are some conspiracy theories about their association with Masons and the US government, but these are merely CONSPIRACY THEORIES and not proven facts so don't go around saying that they killed Michael Jackson or that they are singers that sold their soul to Satan. They are simply people who believe in science; the common day belief that is spread around (especially between teenagers) is completely absurd and has no facts behind it.

For more information about the Illuminati research using reliable resources or if you are too lazy just read Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons."
The Illuminati believe in Big Bang Theory.
by Nina-IB March 29, 2011
A secret society formed in 1776, filled with truly sick people, satanists, free masons, politicians and high bankers. Their one and only goal is a New World Order, or a one and only government in the world. The Illuminati has also killed all celebrities and politicians that have publicly opposed it. For example: Michael Jackson, John F Kennedy and Tupac. They control the media, fixing subliminal messages into Television shows, movies and video games. Right now, they control everything that is in our everyday lives. They plan to depopulate the world when in full order of it.
No example for Illuminati.
by SuperOriginalGuy July 04, 2010
A group which nobody seems to either know about or be willing to tell the truth about, but post false information about it on urban dictionary like the sad fuckers they are.
Read all previous definitions of Illuminati and see if they all make sense as one pure definition. (unless the definition is not truly believed by the publisher or about a computer/console game, that one's probably sadly true)

This pure definition make sense? Na, because nobody who would post information about a secret group would actually KNOW about it's beliefs/aims they would only be able to assume, as they would be a non-member (assuming the Illuminati does exist).

There's a reason they call it a theory.
by Rationalising March 21, 2009
The Illuminati was founded by a man named Adam Weishaupt on May 1, 1776. The name of the order was originally to be called the "Perfectibilists", but instead they were named the Bavarian Illuminati. This movement was made up of a small number of freethinkers and it's hierarchy was modeled after the Freemasons, with having three classes and each class had several degrees. (I remind you that the Freemason are NOT the Illuminati) Internal rupture and panic over succession preceded its downfall, which was effected by the Secular Edict made by the Bavarian government in 1785. There have been rumors that they survived some time after that. Some even go to say that they survived to this day. Conspiracy theorist go as far to say that they still survive today and that they are planning a "New World Order". If they would have done the smallest amount of research they would know that what they think to be the Illuminati is completely different to what the Illuminati actually were.
by UtkeBoy July 27, 2011
Means "Enlightened" in Latin not "Eliminate" idiots. The Illuminati is apparently some bs conspiracy theory many believe because apparently anything with a triangle is a conspiracy. The Illuminati are apparently this ultra tight cult that has influenced foreign policy and will one day bring New World Order and make a one world Totalitarian regime and put subliminal messages all over the media we use and apparently somewhere Free Masons fit in all of this. This is stupid because if you were a cult trying to take over the world would you hide subliminal messages all over the internet and in other medias? No you wouldn't especially if people recognized it. There's no way that a one world government could even be likely to happen anytime soon. The Illuminati was actually a group of scholars and scientists the Catholic church around the 15th century employed but when this groups experiments and philosophical principles went against the church at the time the Catholic church marked them as a satanist cult and the Illuminati went into exile.
"It's a Pyramid dude! Illuminati!"
"No dude it's a triangle you retard, it's very common and a really good structure for buildings"
Something everyone screams when theres a triangle.
*sees triangle in geometry class*
by LolMeowMeowMeowKuutra October 17, 2014
People claiming to possess special enlightenment or knowledge of something

A sect of 16th-century Spanish heretics who claimed special religious enlightenment

A Bavarian secret society founded in 1776, organized like the Freemasons
That is the real definition of Illuminati nothing about the damn devil and what not. So who ever thinks it's about the devil can hop off. I don't have any examples but nothing about the devil and a group controlling the world and government. #HOP
by The truth deliverer February 16, 2012

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