This "Know Your Enemy" series is tying up so many loose ends for me, giving more of the evidence for things that I suspected but didn't fully understand. The next video clips are about the movement to replace worship of God with worship of mankind (man being born of a woman, and "wisdom" being given a feminine gender assignment. As a little background, this again ties back to Gaia, Semiramis, Ishtar, etc. and Sophia (which means "wisdom") check out the 6th century Hagia Sophia:
a. One skilled in elaborate and devious argumentation.
b. A scholar or thinker.
2. Sophist Any of a group of professional fifth-century b.c. Greek philosophers and teachers who speculated on theology, metaphysics, and the sciences, and who were later characterized by Plato as superficial manipulators of rhetoric and dialectic.
[Middle English sophiste, from Latin sophista, from Greek sophists, from sophizesthai, to become wise, from sophos, clever.]
1. (Philosophy) (often capital) one of the pre-Socratic philosophers who were itinerant professional teachers of oratory and argument and who were prepared to enter into debate on any matter however specious
2. a person who uses clever or quibbling arguments that are fundamentally unsound
[from Latin sophista, from Greek sophistēs a wise man, from sophizesthai to act craftily]
Notice the mentioning of Plato in the above as exposing some of these philosophers to be superficial manipulators...but many of the later "sophists" of the enlightenment refer to Plato's ideas as the basis for their agenda.
This gives a deeper understanding to the word "sophisticated":
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.
2. To make impure; adulterate.
3. To make more complex or inclusive; refine.
To use sophistry.
A sophisticated person.
[Middle English sophisticaten, to adulterate, from Medieval Latin sophisticre, sophistict-, from Latin sophisticus, sophistic, from Greek sophistikos, from sophists, sophist; see sophist.]
I love the quotation from Stephen Hawking: "The greatest enemy of true knowledge is not ignorance; it is the ILLUSION OF KNOWLEDGE"