Why the Illuminati are making it hard for me to read Angels and Demons.

Don’t read on if you are going to be pissy about me revealing details about the book. However, since I am less than two-fifths of the way done with the book, I don’t think it’s going to be a problem.

Here’s my problem with the Illuminati: they don’t make sense. The Illuminati is supposed to be this super-secret underground cult hidden from the world of organized religion, whom they have sworn to destroy. Their current mission, as of page one-hundred and eighty-six (of four-hundred and ninety-eight pages in my copy) is to destroy the Vatican, thereby aiding severely in the collapse of Catholicism, their age-old arch-enemy. Cool, fine, whatever. That makes sense. It really does. Buuuuut, the Illuminati have been hidden so incredibly deeply underground for over four-hundred years that everyone, including scholars who choose to study the Illuminati history specifically and the entire Vatican, thinks that they have died out. On the contrary, they have people everywhere including in Vatican City. W.T.F. If you are so incredibly latent that even your arch nemesis thinks that you’ve died out, how is it that you can recruit people for four-hundred years and be able to get people that are willing to betray the friggin Pope without having a single loose tongue? That doesn’t seem logical. Furthermore, these people have been biding their time for four-hundred years, and not a single one of them has jumped the gun on trying to destroy the Vatican. The people that are working now on destroying the Vatican are carrying out the desires of people from four or five generations before them. That is some kind of patience, let me tell you. People don’t like to let their life’s work be left to those that will come after them. Generations of people that came before the current Illuminati worked at a plan that they knew they would never see come to fruition. I have not met a person that is willing to look that far into the future with their work. Do you know of people that will start a job today, thinking that they will need their great great great grandson to finish it? I doubt it. Obviously, there are people that start things and do not finish them (researchers and scientists, and even writers) but I believe that they all began their tasks with the distinct goal of finishing it in time to leave the results and benefits to those that would come after them. Maybe I’m just being cynical when I say that I am a firm believer that people are inherently impatient and indiscreet, but then again I like to believe the worst about people, then when I meet a good person I can be pleasantly surprised. Also, when I do something wrong, I can blame it on what I believe to be “human nature.”

At any rate, besides these two things that constantly nag me from the back of my mind, this book is a lot of fun to read. Be warned, of course, that it takes quite a bit of suspension of disbelief.

Update: Nevermind. I’ve gotten over it (by reading the rest of the book basically nonstop). If you haven’t done it yet, I recommend the hell out of it.