Religion's Purpose is Controlling People
It's important for the reader to understand that Religion's purpose is controlling people. Religions do not want you to be empowered. They do not want you to be alive inside with spirit... and they do not want you to reach your highest potential as a soul.
Why you ask? We can sum that answer up in one simple word....
Pure and simple this is about controlling people.. control of you and others. The age of controlling other men and women is not new it's been going on for thousands of years since way before the word: Illuminati was ever a thing... and why do men/women try to control others?
I have pondered this question for a very long time because to me the more I do not attempt to control others the more freedom I have in my own life... So if I gain more freedom in my life by letting go and allowing people to be who they are then why would I want to control others?
The simple answer to me would be to just say FEAR but I think it's a bit more than just saying FEAR. I really very strongly that the CABAL, Illuminati or other groups of people throughout history have attempted to control others because they were "BLIND" to the idea that true freedom and power comes from allowing the flow of life to just happen the way it is supposed to happen.
Thoth Hermes Trismegistus
"Master of all arts and sciences. perfect in all crafts, Ruler of the Three Worlds, Scribe of the Gods, and Keeper of the Books of Life, Thoth Hermes Trismegistus--the Three Times Greatest, the "First Intelligencer"--was regarded by the ancient Egyptians as the embodiment of the Universal Mind. While in all probability there actually existed a great
sage and educator by the name of Hermes, it is impossible to extricate the historical man from the mass of legendary accounts which attempt to identify him with the Cosmic Principle of Thought."
- From Historia Deorum Fatidicorum.