16 Mind-Blowing Facts The Illuminati Don't Want You To Know

15. They Are Actually A Non-Religious Sect... So Claims They Carry Out Christian Deeds Are False

In popular culture - including in the film and book "Angels and Demons" - the Illuminati are often portrayed as a religious order, sometimes even with links to the papacy and the Catholic Church.

However, the Illuminati was actually set up as a secular, non-religious sect who wanted to dismiss religious influence over public life and state power.

Unlikely that the Pope is going to be a member, don't you think?

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