An eccentric group was founded in Bavaria in southern Germany in 1776. The founder of this group, which called itself the "Illuminati" (that is, "the Enlightened Ones") was a professor of law by the name of Adam Weishaupt. This society is interesting in two respects: it was a very secret society and it had set a very ambitious political program for itself. In the program written by Weishaupt, the two fundamental purposes of the society were identified:
1. The abolition of all monarchies and systematic governments.
2. The abolition of all theistic (divine) religions.
The attitude of the society towards religion was extremely antagonistic. According to the English historian Michael Howard, Weishaupt had a "pathological hatred" for divine religion of any sort.24
The society was in fact a sort of Masonic lodge. Weishaupt was a senior freemason and he had organised it along the lines of the traditional organisational style of masonic lodges. The Illuminati grew astonishingly fast. In 1780, with the participation of Baron Von Knigge, one of the greatest masters of the German masonic lodges, the power of the society greatly increased. Weishaupt and Knigge were laying the groundwork for a revolution in Germany that was socialist in everything but name. When the government discovered what they were up to, however, Weishaupt and Knigge found it prudent to disband the society. Its activities were assimilated into their regular freemason lodges. This union took place in 1782.
In the early 1800s, a new society was established in Germany that sought to carry on the Illuminati tradition in Germany. The name of the society was "Society of the Honest Ones". In time, its name was changed to "Society of Communists". The head of this society wanted to create a political program for the group and the first two people they called upon to write the program were two strict communist intellectuals: Karl Marx and Frederick Engels! These two wrote the Communist Manifesto at the instruction of the Society of Communists. One widely-known tenet of the Manifesto was that religion was the "opium of the people" and the tract argued that the elimination of religious beliefs was one of the prerequisites for the ideal of the "classless society", which was posited as humanity's only hope of salvation. It should be noted that both Marx and Engels were of Jewish origin.
The early dominance of masons and Jews in the socialist movement continued in the years that followed. A few of the masons and Jews who championed the socialist movement were:
Ferdinand Lasalle: Lasalle, a close friend of Marx, defended the notion of a revolutionist communist dictatorship.
Victor Adler: As the right-hand man of Engels, Adler spent considerable effort preaching communism. His son Friedrich Adler became the leader of the Austrian Communist Party.
Moses Hess: Born into a conservative Jewish family, Hess was a socialist and a close friend of Marx. He was also a vigorous Zionist. He pioneered the Zionist movement in Europe in his book Rome and Jerusalem and laboured to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. He was also an ardent defender of Darwinism all his life.
Gyorgy Lukacs: A member of a wealthy Jewish family, Lukacs wrote many books advocating communism. He helped spread communist ideology among young people. He was a leading figure in the revolution that brought communism to power in Hungary.
Vladimir I. Lenin: A Jew, just like most of the leaders of the Bolshevik movement in Russia, Lenin became the founder of one of the bloodiest totalitarian regimes in the world.
Herbert Marcuse: The son of a Jewish family, Herbert Marcuse re-interpreted Marxism and prepared the grounds for the 1968 student upheaval. He incited leftist college movements that spread all around the world and developed an anarchist ideology that has caused–and still causes––the deaths of numerous young people.
A PHILOSOPHY AND ITS HIDDEN AGENDA
When we look at the history of philosophy, we see that there are many other atheist and anti-religionist philosophers who are distinguished by virtue of their masonic identity. Among them are thinkers like David Hume, Holbach, Schelling, John Stuart Mill, Auguste Comte, the Marquis de Sade and sociologists like Emile Durkheim, Ferdinand Tönnies, Herbert Spencer, Sigmund Freud, Henry Bergson and Erich Fromm. All of them are of Jewish origin and all of them strove to turn people away from religion and to establish a social and moral order that was completely irreligious. It should go without saying that Charles Darwin and his views enjoyed a very special position among these figures.
The most important point to note here is that the unbelieving and materialistic philosophies produced by all these thinkers, and by thousands of their like, serve certain political and social interests. As we said at the beginning, the most important reason why people deny God is their discomfort with religion, religion being the natural outcome of the belief in God. Denying the truth of religion because it conflicts with their interests or with those of the circles they represent, these people have recourse to atheism in order to gain support for themselves.
This is why most people spend their lives without praising God at all, thinking that they live independently of Him. However one must not be deceived by this "vain crowd".