posted on 10/27/2007 12:39:44 PM PDT
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posted on 10/27/2007 12:41:39 PM PDT
("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
You know, this could be turned into a great fund-raiser for the Church--get these old documents under copyright, illustrate and illumine them, then use that stupid "Da Vinci Code" publicity to engine the sales.
I could never "get" those books, and why they gained such a hold over people's minds. Accusations of blasphemy aside, I just thought they were dull, plodding, and obvious. There wasn't a suspenseful moment in DVCode, just ignorance about art and scripture coating a shallow plot.
posted on 10/27/2007 12:46:42 PM PDT
Based on the evidence assembled, Vatican scholars say Pope Clement's suppression of the Knights Templar was dictated by a combination of political events and ecclesial pressures.
Beginning in 1307, King Philip IV of France arrested and tortured many knights, extracting false confessions of heresy and ordering assets seized.
Pope Clement wanted to end abuses in the order and reorganize it, but eventually he bowed to the king's pressure and formally dissolved the Knights Templar, because he feared a schism of the church in France.
Ping to fully read later
posted on 10/27/2007 1:46:22 PM PDT
by Alex Murphy
("Therefore the prudent keep silent at that time, for it is an evil time." - Amos 5:13)
October 266, 2007
One more six and we are all in trouble.
I liked the Da Vinci Code. It was entertaining.
posted on 10/27/2007 1:54:19 PM PDT
(You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
I remember thinking with this new book was annoucned “who would pay that much for something that is basically old news?”
There were no real new details released. All of the info was out a long time ago about the Templars.
posted on 10/29/2007 3:48:40 PM PDT
("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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