posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 05:57 AM
yes, that is correct. however, it's much more complex than that. The Knights Templar were one of three Christian miltiary orders that protected
pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. the other two orders were the Knights of St. John, more commonly known as the Hospitallers, and the third order
was a germanic order known as the Teutonic Knights.
One thing that the whole DaVinci code conspiracy uses is the fact that the templars became immune to all laws. The pope gave them full immunity and
the Templars answered only to the Papacy. The reason being, (according to many conspiracy theories) that the templars found something in the ruins of
Solomon's temple that ws so damning to the church that the pope gave them immunity to keep them quiet and then with the help of "Philip the fair"
(King of France), ahd the templars quickly exterminated in 1307.
what the conspiracy theories don't mention is that the Hospitallers were around before the Templars and they also had immunity. So, the whole thing
about the templars being given immunity to keep them quiet is more than likely bogus. Also, the tempalrs weren't wiped out because they held damning
secrets. If we are to base our theories off of what historical evidence we have, they were wipe dout because they were extremely successful bankes,
and very influential in europe. the King of France owed them ALOT of money. Killing the templars was a brilliant political and financial move for the
King of France. That isn't to say that there couldn't have been other circumstances though. perhaps the King and Pope used that as an excuse to kill
the templars and prevent them from releasing their secrets. (the pope at the time was a pupped of the French King)
(the Teutonic knights were never given immunity and actually were under the command of the King of Hungary prior to 1225. They also answered to the
Could any of you tell me the actual relation between the Masons and Solomon? I see it everywhere I see Masons, they have some kind of link?
Such as the use of "Solomons towers/columns" ?
There is no evidenciary proof between Solomon's temple and the masons. the mason's society uses pictures of solomons temple and the such. The 9
founding knights of the templars, who had pretty much locked themselves in the building built above Solomon's ruins for 9 years after the first
crusade captured Jersualem in 1099 were excavating and this si where they supposedly found documents dating back to the time of Christ (enter: DaVinci
Code, and the Holy Grail documents). After the templars were almost wiped out on October 13th (a fridayto lol), 1307, there ceases to be any clear
evidence about what became of the order. It is known that a few templar ships managed to Escape from Southern France that night, and it conveniently
dissapeared. It's possible that it docked in The British Isles and the Templar Order eventually mixed in with the mason's society many years later.
However, there is no historical proof of this. No one knows what happened to the surviving Templars in France after that night in 1307, and no one
knows what happened to their ships, that we assume carried treasure.
I think it's probable that there is a connection between the templars and the Masons. Them templars supposedly found something in the ruins of
Solomon's Temple and that perhaps that knowledge that tehy possess was handed off to the mason's society, which would explain why they have symbosl
such as the "all-seeing eye" and are all about secret knowledge. perhaps they know what the truth about what the 9 "poor knights of christ" found
in the ruins.
[edit on 10-6-2006 by Red Dawn]