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First Knights Templar Discovered
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-2006

Posted on 04/17/2006 2:34:31 PM PDT by blam

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To: UCANSEE2

Thy found a not from George Bush in the left hand pocket of the knights armor. It had the date of the attck on it.

We shouldnt be surprised because Jay Rockefellers ancestors went there the day before and tipped off the enemy.


51 posted on 04/17/2006 3:07:21 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: GOP_Party_Animal


Indiana: "You should be bones by now!"
52 posted on 04/17/2006 3:07:32 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car)
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To: Dog Gone
How does one misplace a castle for a few centuries?

Yeah, yeah. Like you never forgot where you parked your car?

53 posted on 04/17/2006 3:10:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nechayev
well, if you read the sentence very carefully, it is clear that it was the Crusades, not the castle, that had been lost for centuries.

Nope, if a sentence is constructed correctly, you can omit the clause separated by commas, and the sentence will still make sense.

54 posted on 04/17/2006 3:11:53 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: UCANSEE2

I believe that is the recorded date when the citadel was sacked.


55 posted on 04/17/2006 3:13:46 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: blu

What? Ruin a perfectly good mishmash of pop gnostic ideas that make people a bundle of money and keeps on giving with conspiracy theory after theory, with some perfectly useful and verifiable primary source documents? why....that's just too much like honesty and integrity! Next thing we know, you'll be campaigning for family values!


56 posted on 04/17/2006 3:14:26 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: blu
I liked his explanation of how the Templars got so rich and influential.

Halliburton?

57 posted on 04/17/2006 3:16:26 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: blam
According to legend, the Knights Templar was founded in 1118 to protect tourists headed for Jerusalem. There the small band of warrior monks established a headquarters. In due course, they somehow managed to gain possession of the Ark of the Covenant, which they hid for safekeeping.

Even though the Templars swore allegiance to the Pope, their beliefs were not exactly orthodox. They believed that Jesus Christ had conceived three children with Mary Magdalene, who moved to France after the crucifixion. Their progeny married into royalty; hence, there existed members of the French nobility who had divine blood in their veins. The Knights Templar eventually dedicated themselves to protecting the lives of these descendants of Jesus, the Merovingians.

But when they weren't busy doing that, they managed to amass a financial empire with vast holdings. The Templars created the first international banking system. Pilgrims heading off to the Holy Land would deposit money with a local branch, in exchange for a letter of credit, redeemable just about everywhere along their route.

By the dawn of the 14th century, the Knights Templar had become Europe's dominant religious order. They were more than 7,000 members strong. They held almost 900 castles. And they controlled unimaginable wealth in land, gold, and let's not forget that Ark of the Covenant.

http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/knights-templar/

58 posted on 04/17/2006 3:16:53 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: reagan_fanatic
"Choose...wisely."


59 posted on 04/17/2006 3:17:52 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

While I might get flamed on this, I totally agree with the Bishop who said that Christ is still being betrayed, but now it is for billions not a few pieces of silver.


60 posted on 04/17/2006 3:18:09 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

That would be the Bishop of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI.


61 posted on 04/17/2006 3:21:53 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Won't hear me flaming you on that one...betrayed with malice and intent.


62 posted on 04/17/2006 3:21:55 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

That's the meme people want you to believe.


63 posted on 04/17/2006 3:23:01 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

What exactly do you mean by that?


64 posted on 04/17/2006 3:26:14 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Redcloak

Knight of Ni: We want.....

(pregnant pause)

A SHRUBBERY!!!!

(minor music)

Arthur: A WHAT?
Knights of Ni: Ni! Ni!! Ni! Ni!
Arthur; No! No! Please, please, no more! We will find you a shrubbery.
Knight of Ni: You must return here with a shrubbery... or else you will never
pass through this wood... alive.
Arthur: O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair, and we will return with a
shrubbery.


65 posted on 04/17/2006 3:45:50 PM PDT by rivang
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To: Dog Gone
Image hosted by Photobucket.com if cities can be lost... i guess losing a castle isn't that hard. 8^)
66 posted on 04/17/2006 3:57:07 PM PDT by Chode (1967 UN Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT. American Hedonist )
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To: true_blue_texican

LoL!


67 posted on 04/17/2006 4:07:55 PM PDT by relee
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To: american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...
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68 posted on 04/17/2006 4:17:26 PM PDT by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: rvoitier

There is a Templar built church in Scotland. How could there be any doubt as to the authenticity of the Templars?


69 posted on 04/17/2006 4:21:34 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: fish hawk
occasional "lover of the music", like yourself, who can ignore the fact that the money spent buying that music is used to help destroy the defenders of their own political views.

Wasn't that the basis for A Peaceable Kingdom? Another great fiction.

70 posted on 04/17/2006 4:25:29 PM PDT by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves)
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To: fish hawk
Ooops! Sorry, wrong copy/paste. I was answering your question about Joseph Smith.

man, gotta avoid that orange Downy! That stuff messes with my head!

71 posted on 04/17/2006 4:30:48 PM PDT by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves)
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To: blam

The Seal of the Knights — the two riders have been interpreted as a sign of poverty or the duality of monk/soldier.

72 posted on 04/17/2006 4:33:19 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch
There's a great book by Piers Paul Read called The Templars about (oddly enough) the Knights Templar. A worthy read from Mr. Read for anyone interested in them as more than a legend, or a scapegoat for the loss of the crusades.
73 posted on 04/17/2006 4:40:55 PM PDT by xroadie
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To: blu
I once took a gal out on a date and when I picker her up I noticed a new business card on her table. It had her name on it and said she was something to do with the "Celestine Prophecy" (remember that top selling book several years ago?} I asked her about it and she said she was going to be a counselor on that book. I pointed out that the book was pure fiction and she didn't believe me. I picked up the book and opened the first page and in big print it said "Fiction". I never dated her again so don't know what happened to her new business of counseling. LOL On top of that I went to the book store where she bought it and right about the books was a sign saying "fiction section". Yes, she was a blond.
74 posted on 04/17/2006 4:46:34 PM PDT by fish hawk (TU)
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To: Rodney King

Saladin was a Kurd, and a native of Tikrit (Saddam's home town).


75 posted on 04/17/2006 4:49:50 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: NYer
It would be nice if the Vatican reclaimed their Templar history even if just to set the record straight. The Swiss Guard is probably enough of a military presence for the Vatican. I'd just like to hear what is of the Church and what has been hijacked for selfish and wicked purposes.
76 posted on 04/17/2006 4:52:22 PM PDT by SaltyJoe (A mother's sorrowful heart and personal sacrifice redeems her lost child's soul.)
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To: Last Dakotan

Hey, maybe the Crusades is where Haliburton got its start! No, the author has a very shocking (FICTIONAL) reason the Templars were so successful. They guarded a VERY BIG SECRET. So big and shocking, it would rock the Christian world.


77 posted on 04/17/2006 5:10:34 PM PDT by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves)
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To: PISANO

CSI needs to talk to these people....


78 posted on 04/17/2006 5:12:14 PM PDT by Jaded (The truthshall set you free, but lying to yourself turns you French.)
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To: Meadow Muffin

No,it takes less...The reason people want to believe the davinci code is that its the easy way out...Jesus said,'Take up your cross and follow me'.....People would rather have it easy,then at then final judgement say,'Oh,but my intentions were good'!!!!!!


79 posted on 04/17/2006 5:12:39 PM PDT by fishbabe
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To: cyborg
I'm amazed at the amount of people who rather believe the DaVinci Code rather than the Bible. Will the DaVinci Code still be a bestseller a thousand years from now?

Who cares?
Remember the millions of morons who thought that The Day After Tomorrow was a documentary based on science and started quoting from it?

80 posted on 04/17/2006 5:16:02 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

No flaming here. Pretty accurate shot.


81 posted on 04/17/2006 5:17:45 PM PDT by Jaded (The truthshall set you free, but lying to yourself turns you French.)
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To: Publius6961

The most boring movie ever!


82 posted on 04/17/2006 5:25:49 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: PISANO
They FOUND BODIES from the 12th Century??
And they KNOW the exact date of death?

I am as hungry for details as are you, but it seems simple enough in theory: if Sir So and so was recorded as being killed in the battle of Achmed, and a burial site is found saying here rests the remains of Sir So and so, it would not take a rocket scientist...

83 posted on 04/17/2006 5:31:26 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Strategerist
you'll learn more about the Templars, Assassins, Rosicrucians, Bavarian Illuminati, etc. than you ever wanted to know

That's old hat. The guy who hands out the free commuter paper at my Metro stop tells me from time to time about the 33 1/3 degree Masons. Now that's a secret order!

84 posted on 04/17/2006 5:33:12 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
That all sounds entirely lifted from Holy Blood, Holy Grail which was thoroughly debunked years ago...
85 posted on 04/17/2006 5:38:13 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: blam

http://www.antiquities.org.il/site_Item_eng.asp?id=46

This is the only Templar reference at the Antiquities site.
The history described is not the same I don't think as the story at the Vadum Iacob website.


86 posted on 04/17/2006 5:48:33 PM PDT by visualops (www.visualops.com ...Crime shouldn't pay: support LEGAL immigration...)
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To: true_blue_texican
I lost my house, one night. Then I sobered up.

What a coincidence! So did I...but the bank kept it anyway.

Damn you, Jimmah Cattarh, and may you drown in stagflation for Eternity!

87 posted on 04/17/2006 5:48:53 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: mnehrling

If Indiana Jones didn't find it, I ain't believing it's true!!! :)


88 posted on 04/17/2006 5:50:44 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Politicians are in it for themselves, to get reelected, to benefit them, not we the people.)
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To: blam

Very interesting... the timing of this is.. well.. very interesting.


89 posted on 04/17/2006 5:54:34 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: sphinx
The guy who hands out the free commuter paper at my Metro stop tells me from time to time about the 33 1/3 degree Masons.

I met an 88 degree Mason on a job, once. He couldn't lay a square corner if his life depended on it.

90 posted on 04/17/2006 6:18:35 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: sphinx

Founded by George Harrison, I think.


91 posted on 04/17/2006 6:52:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blu
Instead of course they became successful by inventing the precursor to the American Express Travelers Check, the Letter of Credit.

I suppose that is to boring to make a movie about. Although I would find it interesting.

92 posted on 04/17/2006 6:57:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Ditch the 1967 Outer Space Treaty! I want my own space bar and grill)
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To: RightWingAtheist

"Tombs of the Blind Dead"

LOL!

That's a real gem of a movie..


93 posted on 04/17/2006 7:04:27 PM PDT by wolficatZ (__________________\0/__ /|_________HELP, SHARK!___)
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To: Meadow Muffin

http://southernknight.blogspot.com/2006/04/first-knights-templar-are-discovered.html


94 posted on 04/17/2006 7:13:55 PM PDT by restornu
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To: blam

http://www.ordotempli.org/history_of_the_knights_templar.htm


95 posted on 04/17/2006 7:16:57 PM PDT by restornu
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To: blam

Great find and post, friend. I have always been fascinated by Jacques De Molay, the Knights Templar and the Masons.


96 posted on 04/17/2006 7:19:53 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must)
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To: Strategerist
DaVinci Code=Plagiaristic Pastiche.

A badly edited, nonsensical piece of crap. SOB better not plan on doing any promotion in my town.

97 posted on 04/17/2006 7:22:24 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Any legal immigrant who wants to join me as an American, is welcome.)
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To: Strategerist

Another good'un: FLICKER, by Theodore Roszak. It covers a lot of the same territory, but looks at the whole secret-society/Gnostic subject from the angle of moviemaking and the control of imagery and memes. And the theological and historical viewpoint is the exact opposite of THE DAVINCI CODE, i.e., it's based on accurate and verifiable information, and doesn't cater to Noo Age silliness.


98 posted on 04/17/2006 7:29:38 PM PDT by TFFKAMM
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To: blam

Careful using that term equivelent to the Holy Grail. ;p


99 posted on 04/17/2006 7:32:37 PM PDT by x5452
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To: blam
Strange religious cult in todays thinking. Maybe the templars were normal back then but todays strangeness breaths of cults 101.
100 posted on 04/17/2006 7:37:19 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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