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Originally posted by Serizawa
Officially the Knights Templar was created after the recovery of Jerusalem from the Moslems after the first Christian Crusade in 1099 AD. But in truth the Knights existed from the first Century AD to defend the faithful and the Pope. Although not called Templars until 1099 AD, they existed to smuggle the saints and the most important relics of the Church out of the Holy Land and into Europe from just before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD until 1099 AD.
Originally posted by Serizawa
1717 was the year Freemasonry members created A FORMAL ORGANIZATION in England when the first Grand Lodge was formed. Could it have been operating under a different name before the stated date? Yes? maybe No?
Early in the 7th century Muslim armies had conquered much of the southern Mediterranean posing a threat to western Christendom. This is where the Knights orginiated from.
Originally posted by Afterthought
Sigh ... did I twist your arm?
Nothing less than the future of Western literature is at stake in the High Court tomorrow. Or so the publisher of The Da Vinci Code, the money-spinning blockbuster by Dan Brown, is expected to argue in a ground-breaking trial.
Brown, whose tale of clerical conspiracy and murder has become the bestselling hardback adult novel of all time, is accused of plundering his plot from a non-fiction work called The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail
Historians Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, who co-wrote the book with Henry Lincoln, claim that Brown plagiarised 'the whole jigsaw puzzle' of their decade's worth of research - that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had a child, founding a bloodline that was protected by the Knights Templar.
In a further twist, Baigent and Leigh's book is also owned by Random House and has sold more than two million copies, enjoying a surge since a revised illustrated edition was republished last September. Some observers suspect a publicity stunt, but Joel Rickett, deputy editor of the Bookseller, said this was unlikely: 'From the outside it looks like a long shot, but to get to this stage I'd guess they must have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds and got top legal brains to study it. They must really believe they've got a case.
'In a sense they're admitting their work has elements of fiction to it. If it was pure history, how could they copyright history? When historians discover something they can't copyright it.'
Originally posted by OperationBlackRose
As far as I know, so I may be wrong, on 1May 1776 Adam Weishaupt founded the Illuminati, for reasons unknown to me.
The Illuminati was founded in Babylon, witch is on the 33d degree of the earth, therefor the 33d degree masons. When the goverments found out about the Illuminati, the Illuminati went underground as the Freemasons.
Freemasons start at 0 degree, and work there way up on the ranking list.
As soon as you get to your 17th degree, you will get a Password (I may not give the password on this website not give the purpose of the password). When a freemason gets to the 33th degree, thay may have the option of staying a mason or to be retrenched to the Illuminati
(remember this may be fact or false, please corect me if I am wrong)
Originally posted by Resentedhalo08
Illuminatus - the enlightened ones is what they called themselves in Latin, otherwise known as the Bavarian Illuminati... it is argued when they where formed, many would like to say that Adam Weishaupt formed the secret society in 1776, but I tend to think that their origins go much further back, to the time of the crusades in the east. It is true that Adam Weishaupt was the founder of modern speculative freemasonry, please don't confuse that with other forms of freemasonry that were prevelent at the same time, but to credit him with the foundation of the illuminati is nothing more than a lie and a deception on their part, to decieve those who wander into this area of research.
I have done a great deal of research over the past few years and I would like to pose an argument on their actual origins, who they were and what they stood for.