Re: I Think I'm a Prude!
Thanks, Fra_nothing. These things are, I believe, at the heart of the matter. The highest-ranking illuminist is not really calling the shots or pulling the strings. They have power and wealth, etc., not coincidentally what Satan offered Jesus in the wilderness: "All these kingdoms I will give to you . . .".
The concept you introduced, Sapentia, if I understand it correctly, can only be endowed through the Holy Spirit.