The Illuminati started out as radical Christians determined to purge the world of anyone who was not of pure heritage. This allowed them to recruit the most powerful men in all of Europe and soon after they fled to the shadows, no one knows where they are now. But it is believed that they are everywhere and are still recruiting. And that even the highest officials are members. They may have declared themselves Christian in the beginning, but their true nature is nothing but evil. They serve the darkness now, and probably always have in the guise of one of the holiest symbols of light.