Are those Illuminati conspiracy theories similar to the Masonic conspiracy theories?
First of all, the Masonic conspiracy theories are total BS. Anyone that tells you that Masonic organizations are evil or Satanic needs a reality check.
I saw the movie Angels and Demons with Tom Hanks, and there were references to the Illuminati. I've heard other stories that they were a secretive Satanic organization, but I don't trust those stories at all.
Are the Illuminati conspiracy theories based on any fact at all? Who were (or are) they?