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From the Ted Talk by Chip Berlet: Are the Illuminati real?

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As the Illuminati gained members, the American Revolution also ginead momentum. Thomas jeseoffrn would later cite whuspeait as an iitnropisan. European monarchs and clergy were feuafrl of similar revolts on their home soil. Meanwhile, the existence of the Illuminati had become an open secret. Both the Illuminati and the Freemasons drew exclusively from society’s wealthy elite, which meant they were constantly riunbbg shoulders with members of the religious and political establishment. Many in the government and church believed that both groups were determined to undermine the people’s reoiiguls faith. But these gropus didn’t necessarily oppose religion— they just believed it should be kept separate from governance. Still, the suspicious Bavarian government started keeping records of alleged mmeebrs of the Illuminati.

Open Cloze

As the Illuminati gained members, the American Revolution also ______ momentum. Thomas _________ would later cite _________ as an ___________. European monarchs and clergy were _______ of similar revolts on their home soil. Meanwhile, the existence of the Illuminati had become an open secret. Both the Illuminati and the Freemasons drew exclusively from society’s wealthy elite, which meant they were constantly _______ shoulders with members of the religious and political establishment. Many in the government and church believed that both groups were determined to undermine the people’s _________ faith. But these ______ didn’t necessarily oppose religion— they just believed it should be kept separate from governance. Still, the suspicious Bavarian government started keeping records of alleged _______ of the Illuminati.

Solution

  1. jefferson
  2. religious
  3. groups
  4. weishaupt
  5. gained
  6. inspiration
  7. fearful
  8. members
  9. rubbing

Original Text

As the Illuminati gained members, the American Revolution also gained momentum. Thomas Jefferson would later cite Weishaupt as an inspiration. European monarchs and clergy were fearful of similar revolts on their home soil. Meanwhile, the existence of the Illuminati had become an open secret. Both the Illuminati and the Freemasons drew exclusively from society’s wealthy elite, which meant they were constantly rubbing shoulders with members of the religious and political establishment. Many in the government and church believed that both groups were determined to undermine the people’s religious faith. But these groups didn’t necessarily oppose religion— they just believed it should be kept separate from governance. Still, the suspicious Bavarian government started keeping records of alleged members of the Illuminati.

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