posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 08:59 PM
Well Alex, I finally got around to reading your paper and I must say that it is very well balanced. You manage to attempt to discredit these stories
while maintaining the need to embrace the ideals that they represent, a noble sentiment. It would be easy, as many do, to treat the alternative
histories with disdain and pour scorn on the people that pursue them, but I think you managed to stay just the right side of the personal line that
many Christian Freemasons normally tread.
Although, as you find it amazing that people are willing to create a theory from a multitude of coincidences of time, geography and ideaology, I, and
others like me, are equally amazed to find that Christian Freemasons are willing to ignore such a myriad of seemingly connected coincidences, in
favour of the we are all " ...lunatics..." approach.
Throughout the modern age, men of science have become more and more respected and influential, men whose theories were based on coincidences and
anomalies, the theories are proven and become the new basis for concepts such as Gravity, Evolution and the such. One of those theories is the Big
Bang, most unbiased scholars and even some from the wrong side, agree this is the way the Universe started and yet there is no proof, just a lot of
seemingly connected events that take us almost all the way back to the beginning...but not quite. So are the people that make the final leap to... hey
I think it was the Big Bang but I can't prove it... lunatics as well.
My point is that at some stage it is reasonable to assume a conclusion and although not be right on the money, you can get pretty close. This I
believe is the case for the Templar / Freemason connection. We will probably never know to what extent they are connected, it may just have been a
nucleus of knights that started a group to continue their outlawed brotherhood, or as the more outlandish theories state, to protect the Bloodline of
Christ, but I believe they were connected.
[edit on 26-6-2004 by Smudge]