I want people to be mad at me when I write about Christopher West and the Westians.
Here The Catholic Encyclopedia describes the Illuminati ...
The name assumed by some false mystics who appeared in Spain in the sixteenth century and claimed to have direct intercourse with God. They held that the human soul can reach such a degree of perfection that it contemplates even in the present life the essence of God and comprehends the mystery of the Trinity. All external worship, they declared, is superfluous, the reception of the sacraments useless, and sin impossible in this state of complete union with Him Who is Perfection Itself. Carnal desires may be indulged and other sinful actions committed freely without staining the soul. The highest perfection attainable by the Christian consists in the elimination of all activity, the loss of individuality, and complete absorption in God (see QUIETISM).
This is an old story. The Gnostics of the first centuries and the Stoics before them came up with the idea that sexual indulgence was not an issue for those who were Enlightened (how convenient!). Indeed, if you're one of the Illuminati of any era, the horrible things you do with your body are not even sinful - since you, yourself, by definition, cannot sin. You cannot sin because you have achieved the interior sinless state. Got it?
Perhaps West means something other than this when he says that "custody of the eyes", for example, is no longer an issue for one who has achieved "mature purity". How a teaching like this, defended staunchly even by clergymen in the Church, can lead to anything other than an excuse for sexual indulgence and to a new class of Illuminati is beyond me.
Funny how the "Spirit of Vatican II" was supposed to eliminate hierarchical distinctions in the Church.
Now most of us are made to cool our heels at Mass while a whole gaggle of the New Hierarchy receives before we do ("Eucharistic Ministers"). And now I find I'm taking a back seat to all of those around me who have somehow achieved Mature Purity on this earth. Waiting a bit at Mass I don't really mind, but not being able to look at porn like my Maturely Pure neighbor - that kind of bothers me!