posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 06:40 PM
Rumors, accusations, myths and truths-
With the Templars no one will (maybe someone could) prove which is which.
In Jerusaleum for years, while the Hospitallers protected pilgrims YET the Templars are recognized by the leading RC monk and given power equal to
that of kings by the Pope.
Templars are well recognized for fearsome battle prowess.
Feared by friend and foe.
Templars charge for services and institute Europe-wide banking for a fee.
Rumored to found Switzerland.
Mythically destroyed by a second-rate King and the Pope.
Vast treasures disappear (much perhaps stolen from the Cathars?).
Political tie to Assassins (cast-off Islamic sect of killers).
(myths and rumors and truths intermixed)
Help Robert the Bruce defeat English, sail to new world and bury much of their treasure, found mining operations in Canadian region, form Pirate
fleets that become scourge of Mediterranean and Caribbean for centuries, use skull and cross bones as flag, form masonic lodges throughout England and
France to use as way stations for subversive travels, during Jerusalem stay excavate subterranean caverns and tunnels throughout not only the ancient
temple area but other parts of city, lost Templar treasure fleet, settled a colony deep in the River Platt region of South America, obtained
geometrical knowledge from Islamic scholars, obtained occult knowledge from Hebrew and Egyptian mystics, is there a Merovingian connection, how were
they tied to the Cathars, did the Templars use underground villages or did they become satanists near their end, what happened to all the hundreds of
clerics that maintained records and accounts, how many ships were sailed to the Sinclairs on that Friday the 13th, do they still exist . . .
There are a lot of questions regarding the Templars. I agree with all posted thus far. As pointed out by Janus, the group seeking an apology
is suspect at best.
DeusEx hits the money angle early on.
Could be an interesting research project for someone.