All this Illuminati thing is related to mystic stuff. Mystic stuff only exist inside of people's heads, not in reality. For what I could read about the Illumitani they are not only a group that protects their interests, but also some sort of religious group.
Dexter is a science man. Noodle's must talk to him a lot and learn qaulity stuff, not imaginative mystic crap that ony holds humanity from developing further and getting rid of their primitive roots.
"Slim Pickens" and specially "Something to believe in" talk about religion in Dexter's way. You can easily realize through the lyrics that he doesn't agree with thinking based on a doctrine, but for yourself.
The so called "devil horn" is an old mystic symbol that meant bad luck if done for someone or some kind of protective symbol for the one doing it. Probably inspired by some horned god. For christians, any other god different for their christian god is actually satan or the devil. It's not hard to see why the symbol got this name, nor it is hard to realize why satanists have adopted it.
Later on, bands that enjoyed the mystic started doing it and inspired others to do it too. It became only a rock symbol after that:
The 1969 back album cover for Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls on Mercury Records by Chicago-based psychedelic-occult rock band Coven, led by singer Jinx Dawson, pictured Coven band members giving the "sign of the horns" correctly and included a Black Mass poster showing members at a ritual making the sign.
You can read something here
But there are other sources if you want to look and don't thrust wikipedia.
If I thought of the Offspring as a mystic group, I'd have no respect for them. Luckly this is clearly not the case.
I was ata Skull & Bones meeting last week. The Offspring played, very polite young men. Definitely Illuminati.
I didn't think they were, but I was curious enough to ask.
most baffling thread ever. good job.
*face palms at this entire thread*
If any member randomly decide to check out the forums, I hope they get a kick out of this thread.