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  • The Drug Cartel In Mexico Tells Coca-Cola They Must Pay One Million Dollars...

    03/17/2016 8:05:54 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 71 replies ^ | March 16, 2016 | Ted
    The drug cartel in the Mexican state of Guerrero demanded from Coca-Cola one million dollars to keep their distribution center in the region. Coca-Cola refused to pay the money. The cartel retaliated and began to burn down Coca-Cola trucks. The violence got so severe that Coca-Cola removed its distribution center. This story signifies just how powerful the narco state of Mexico is becoming, even to the point of driving out major American industries. To learn more about this story, and the political significance behind it, I spoke with Jorge Vazquez Valencia, the spokesperson for the Autodefensas, a self-defense group that...
  • Official Website of the Masonic Fraternal Police Department

    05/07/2015 1:35:34 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 34 replies
    Masonic Fraternal Police Department ^ | 5/6/2015 | CHIEF OF POLICE, CHIEF HENRY
    Who We Are MASONIC FRATERNAL POLICE DEPARTMENT I Am Fraternally Obligated. I Most Solemnly & Sincerely Promise & Swear to Protect & Serve & Uphold The Constitution & By-Laws of That Grandmaster & That Sovereign Jurisdiction So Help Me God Amen, Amen, Amen Fraternally Faithful, Absolute Supreme Sovereign Grandmaster Henry 32° 33° X° The Masonic Fraternal Organization is the oldest and most respected organization in the “World.” Grand Masters around the various states are facing serious safety concerns for their Jurisdictions and their family members. The first Police Department was created by the "Knights Templar's" back in 1100 B.C.The Masonic...
  • 9th Circuit Court's Democratic Campaign Contribution

    05/07/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/7/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a gift to the Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate campaign, allowing Ms. Harris to collect confidential taxpayer information about donors to charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations, all without probable cause and a warrant. The leftwing Harris is currently California’s Attorney General, and is touted by some as “the next Barack Obama.” She also is the state’s top charity regulator. The court said she may collect names of top donors to all charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations for “law enforcement” reasons even without a hint of lawbreaking. This will undoubtedly intimidate nonprofit critics...
  • Kamala Harris Aide, 2 Others Arrested After Allegedly Running Rogue Police Force in Santa Clarita

    05/06/2015 2:17:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bloom and Steve Kuzj,
    An investigation of the group began in late January when various law enforcement agencies across Southern California received mailed letters from the “Masonic Fraternal Police Department” advising that David Henry had been elected the MFPD’s chief, according to a Sheriff’s Department’s news release. The letters “immediately created suspicion and confusion within the law enforcement community,” the release said. A short time after the letters arrived, law enforcement began getting calls from someone identifying himself as “Chief Deputy Director Brandon Kiel,” who asked to meet with the head of the department, the release stated. ... The group, which claimed to be...
  • ....charged with running fake police force under authority of Knights Templar

    05/07/2015 6:28:22 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 37 replies
    National Post ^ | May 7, 2015 | Tami Abdollah and Don Thompson, Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Three people, including one who works for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, were charged after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years, authorities said Wednesday. Brandon Kiel, David Henry and Tonette Hayes were taken into custody last week on suspicion of impersonating officers as members of the Masonic Fraternal Police Department, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. Detectives believe other people may be involved in the operation, sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. .... The investigation started after various police chiefs in California received...
  • The Rosslyn Code

    05/20/2011 7:48:16 AM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | May 17 2011 | Chris Wilson
    The real mystery lurking in the chapel where Dan Brown set The Da Vinci Code. From the outside, the Rosslyn Chapel does not look like a suitable place to hide Jesus' head. It's not much bigger than a country church, standing inconspicuously on a small hill in the miniature Scottish town of Roslin, a few miles south of Edinburgh. Its Gothic pinnacles, flying buttresses, and pointed arches have been battered by 500 years of capricious weather, and for years it has been encased in an exoskeleton of scaffolding as restoration efforts plod along. Until recently, it was covered by a...
  • The many mysteries of Rosslyn Chapel (Another 'DNA of Jesus' story)

    11/01/2005 7:51:17 AM PST · by gobucks · 55 replies · 2,176+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 31 Oct 05 | DIANE MACLEAN
    AS A BUILDING, Rosslyn Chapel, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is intriguing. The exterior features Gothic gargoyles and flying buttresses, while inside there are ornate pillars, carvings and an extraordinary ceiling. As a place of mystery, it is a magnet for those with exotic - some might say outlandish - theories. Built in the mid-15th century by some of the best stonemasons in Europe, the chiselled scenes and symbols would have been easily understood by their medieval audience but seem baffling to us today. The most striking example of their craft is the Apprentice Pillar, which is beautifully carved and...
  • 700-year-old cave carvings with links to Knights Templar at risk as worms eat walls

    04/05/2010 8:23:54 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies · 879+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 4 April 2010 | anon
    Mysterious carvings inside a hidden cavern linked to the Knights Templar are in danger of disappearing before their riddle is solved. Having survived more than 700 years, the religious decorations in the ancient cave at Royston, Hertfordshire, are under attack from an infestation of worms eating the chalk walls behind them. The beehive-shaped chamber was hewn out of a 180ft-thick seam of chalk and extends 30ft beneath the centre of the market town, underneath a betting shop. It was uncovered by chance during building work in 1742 and the depictions of biblical scenes and portraits of Christian martyrs inside it...
  • Forget The Da Vinci Code: This is The Real Mystery of the Knights Templar

    01/10/2014 5:14:25 AM PST · by lbryce · 52 replies
    Telegraph ^ | December 29, 2013 | Dominic Selwood
    Not so long ago, casually throwing the Knights Templar into polite conversation was a litmus test of mental health. One of Umberto Eco’s characters in Foucault’s Pendulum summed it up perfectly. He declared that you could recognise a lunatic "by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars". But all good things come to an end. The enigmatic medieval monk-knights are no longer a fringe interest for obsessives. They are now squarely mainstream. And as 18 March 2014 draws closer, Templarmania is going...
  • 8 Alleged Resting Places of the Ark of the Covenant

    10/20/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    IO9 ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    8 Alleged Resting Places of the Ark of the Covenant The Ark of the Covenant is an artifact associated with Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths. Depending on the source, the Ark holds the Ten Commandments, a staff that once became a snake, a portion of the Torah, and more. After the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem in the 6th Century B.C.E. (sic), the Ark of the Covenant disappeared from religious records. Where did it go? Here are eight incredible, conspiracy-minded theories. 1. The Tomb of King Tut A 1922 picture of the early excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun shows an...
  • 7 Dead Bodies found in Famous Mexican Resort[Zihuatanejo]

    10/03/2011 9:05:44 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies · 2+ views
    Empowered News ^ | October 03, 2011
    Acapulco, Mexico – 7 dead bodies were found Sunday dumped at a bus stop in Zihuatanejo, a remote town in the Pacific coastal area, police said. The 7 bodies found were bullet-riddled. Over the weekend, 20 people were at least killed as continuous drug violence in the famous coastal and resort destinations stretch worsen. El Diarion de Zihuatanejo, a local newspaper, published a photo showing a dead man, half naked, feet tied to a pole along the street and with messages on top of his bloody and helpless body. The signed messages were claimed to be coming from the Knights...
  • Did Anders Behring Breivik act alone? — Updated

    07/25/2011 7:48:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    War in Context ^ | July 25, 2011 | Paul Woodward
    In his manifesto, 2083 A European Declaration of Independence, Anders Behring Breivik — who will soon go on trial for murdering at least 93 fellow Norwegians — writes: Solo-cell systems in combination with martyrdom is the most efficient and deadly form of modern warfare. This strategy was adapted by Jihadist groups. And now we will be using it as well. It is even more valuable to us as we enjoy more “invisibility” than individuals who have Arabic/Asian appearance and customs. This compendium of his writings, whose promotion was his central objective, describes in great detail the lonely pursuit of his...
  • 7 bodies found in car abandoned in central Mexico(et al)

    03/29/2011 7:43:26 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | March 28, 2011,
    CUERNAVACA, Mexico — Police found the bodies of six men and one woman inside a car abandoned Monday in an exclusive gated community near the picturesque central Mexican city of Cuernavaca. A shootout between rival gangs in the northern city of Monterrey killed two men, including a hot dog vendor caught in the cross fire, state police said. Three others were injured, including a 2-year-old and the child's father. In western Michoacan state, the bodies of two men were found with messages from a new drug gang (The Knights Templar) that has been taking responsibility for recent killings in the...
  • Nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion found in a dig

    03/02/2010 9:53:59 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,337+ views ^ | March 2, 2010 | Euan Stretch
    A nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion which was hidden by the same knights who featured in The Da Vinci Code has been found in a dig. The four-inch Roman relic, stored in an ornate box, was uncovered by archaeologists working at a fort thought to have been a former Knights Templar stronghold. It was buried with three skeletons and three swords, including one with the religious order's cross on its blade, on the tiny island of Ilheu de Pontinha, off Madeira. The iron nail is of the type used in thousands of crucifixions - but it is special....
  • Knights Templar Hid the Shroud of Turin, Vatican Says

    04/06/2009 7:05:43 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 7 replies · 784+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, April 06, 2009 | The Times
    Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said Sunday in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relic’s missing years. The Knights Templar, an order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy, took care of the linen cloth, which bears the image of a man with a beard, long hair and the wounds of crucifixion, according to Vatican researchers. The Shroud, which is kept in the royal chapel of Turin Cathedral, has long been revered as the shroud in which Jesus was...
  • Knights Templar hid the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican

    04/05/2009 10:32:05 PM PDT · by malkee · 12 replies · 3,064+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 6 2009 | Richard Owen
    Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said yesterday in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relic’s missing years. The Knights Templar, an order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy, took care of the linen cloth, which bears the image of a man with a beard, long hair and the wounds of crucifixion, according to Vatican researchers. The Shroud, which is kept in the royal chapel of Turin Cathedral, has long been revered as the shroud in which Jesus was...
  • Knights Templar hid the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican

    04/05/2009 12:20:47 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 256 replies · 15,666+ views
    Times Online ^ | 04/05/2009 | Richard Owen
    Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said today in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relic’s missing years. The Knights Templar, an order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy, took care of the linen cloth, which bears the image of a man with a beard, long hair and the wounds of crucifixion, according to Vatican researchers. The Shroud, which is kept in the royal chapel of Turin Cathedral, has long been revered as the shroud in which Jesus was...
  • Knights Templar to Vatican: Give us back our assets

    08/04/2008 5:23:47 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 34 replies · 208+ views
    The Register ^ | 8/4/8 | Joe Fay
    The Knights Templar are demanding that the Vatican give them back their good name and, possibly, billions in assets into the bargain, 700 years after the order was brutally suppressed by a joint venture between the Pope and the King of France. If the Holy See doesn’t comply, the warrior knights, renowned for liberating the Holy Land, will deploy that most fearsome of weapons: a laborious court case through the creaking Spanish legal system. The Daily Telegraph reports that The Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ has launched a court case in Spain, demanding Pope Benedict...
  • [CATHOLIC/ KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CAUCUS] Knights Templar heirs in legal battle with the Pope

    08/04/2008 1:20:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 120+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/3/2008 | Fiona Govan
    The Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ, whose members claim to be descended from the legendary crusaders, have filed a lawsuit against Benedict XVI calling for him to recognise the seizure of assets worth 100 billion euros (£79 billion). They claim that when the order was dissolved by his predecessor Pope Clement V in 1307, more than 9,000 properties as well as countless pastures, mills and other commercial ventures belonging to the knights were appropriated by the church. But their motive is not to reclaim damages only to restore the "good name" of the Knights Templar....
  • Freaky Friday: It will be hog heaven in Port Dover come June 13

    06/04/2008 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies · 72+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 4, 2008 | Steve Veale
    PORT DOVER, Ont. -- "Get your motor runnin' Head out on the highway Lookin' for adventure And whatever comes our way" -- Steppenwolf The buzzing sound is like a bunch of angry hornets disturbed by some careless kid whacking their nest with a stick. It fills the air for miles and lasts all day long. That buzzing is actually the sound of thousands of motorcycles rolling down the highway. If you live in Norfolk County, it can only mean one thing -- it must be Friday the 13th. Whenever that date appears during the year, bikers, riders and motorcycle enthusiasts...
  • Unique Book Dedicated To Trial Against Templars On Display In Sofia

    05/31/2008 4:33:37 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 177+ views ^ | 5-30-3008
    Unique Book Dedicated to Trial against Templars on Display in Sofia 30 May 2008, Friday A copy of the unique book dedicated to the trial against templars, issued by Secret Vatican City archive, was presented Friday in Sofia's National Archeological Museum. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency) The unique book dedicated to the trial against templars issued by Secret Vatican City archive was presented Friday in Sofia's National Archeological Museum. The publication, called "Processus Conta Templarios", is an expensive limited edition of the proceedings of the 1307-1312 papal trial of the mysterious medieval crusading order of warrior-monks who were...
  • The last charge (Knights Templar are back...)

    03/19/2008 8:30:19 AM PDT · by Renfield · 36 replies · 852+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 3-19-08 | Patrick Barkham
    Almost 700 years after the Pope burned their leader at the stake, the Knights Templar are back. Or are they? Patrick Barkham tries to find out why the long-vanished order of Crusaders might suddenly be advertising in the press.... ~~~snip~~~ Apart from the odd misplaced apostrophe and various arcane references to "annulling the bull", the advert gravely announced that the Knights Templar would petition the Pope to "restore the Order with the duties, rights and privileges appropriate to the 21st century and beyond". It called on all Templar groups and "brothers in arms" around the world to get in touch,...
  • Descendants of ‘Holy Grail’ knights demand an apology from the Pope

    10/16/2007 1:47:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 260+ views
    Descendants of ‘Holy Grail’ knights demand an apology from the Pope Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent A British order of Templars that claims direct descent from the original Knights Templar is calling on the Pope to apologise after the recent discovery of an ancient Vatican document showing that the knights had been absolved of the charges laid against them seven centuries ago. The accusations of heresy led to the disbandment of the order and the burning at the stake of Jacques de Molay, the order’s grand master. The Vatican will next week publish a 5,900-euro (£3,925) collector’s edition of its documents...
  • Knights Templar win heresy reprieve after 700 years

    10/12/2007 11:41:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies · 458+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Thu Oct 11, 8:33 PM ET | By Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Knights Templar, the medieval Christian military order accused of heresy and sexual misconduct, will soon be partly rehabilitated when the Vatican publishes trial documents it had closely guarded for 700 years. A reproduction of the minutes of trials against the Templars, "'Processus Contra Templarios -- Papal Inquiry into the Trial of the Templars'" is a massive work and much more than a book -- with a 5,900 euros (4,125 pounds) price tag. "This is a milestone because it is the first time that these documents are being released by the Vatican, which gives a stamp...
  • Vatican publishes Knights Templar papers

    10/12/2007 5:00:39 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 89 replies · 1,082+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 12, 2007 | Frances D'Emelio
    VATICAN CITY - It's not the Holy Grail, but for fans of "The Da Vinci Code" and its tantalizing story line about the Knights Templar, it could be the next best thing. Ignored for centuries, documents about the heresy trial of the ancient Christian order discovered in the Vatican's secret archives are being published in a limited edition — with an $8,377 price tag. They include a 14th-century parchment showing that Pope Clement V initially absolved the Templar leaders of heresy, though he did find them guilty of immorality and planned to reform the order, according to the Vatican archives...
  • Vatican book on Templars' demise

    10/05/2007 1:44:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 160 replies · 3,468+ views
    BBC ^ | October 5, 2007
    The Vatican is to publish a book which is expected to shed light on the demise of the Knights Templar, a Christian military order from the Middle Ages. The book is based on a document known as the Chinon parchment, found in the Vatican Secret Archives six years ago after years of being incorrectly filed. The document is a record of the heresy hearings of the Templars before Pope Clement V in the 14th Century. The official who found the paper says it exonerates the knights entirely. Prof Barbara Frale, who stumbled across the parchment by mistake, says that...
  • What Did Saddam Hussein Write on His Hand?

    12/29/2006 11:18:47 PM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 61 replies · 2,665+ views
    Magnifying Glass | 12-29-2006 | brianbaldwin
    I was running a PVR (Personal Video Recorder) of the live coverage of the Saddam Hussein execution on FOX News Cable. I noticed they were playing some video from his trial, where he’s holding up one of his hands – I notice he has scribbled personal notes on his hand with a Sharpie pen. This aroused my curiosity, since (embarrassingly) I have at times found myself without a notepad and have scribbled personal notations on my left hand to note down some important information such as a phone number or other. I reran the video and took a snap of...
  • First Knights Templar Discovered

    04/17/2006 2:34:31 PM PDT · by blam · 179 replies · 4,019+ views
    First Knights Templar are discovered April 10, 2006 LONDON: The first bodies of the Knights Templar, the mysterious religious order at the heart of The Da Vinci Code, have been found by archaeologists near the River Jordan in northern Israel. British historian Tom Asbridge yesterday hailed the find as the first provable example of actual Knights Templar. The remains were found beneath the ruined walls of Jacob's Ford, an overthrown castle dating back to the Crusades, which had been lost for centuries. They can be dated to the exact day -- August 29, 1179 -- that they were killed by...
  • Pope was investigating Knights Templar before his election

    05/26/2005 3:56:57 PM PDT · by Destro · 23 replies · 988+ views ^ | 30 April 2005 | "The Insider"
    Pope was investigating Knights Templar before his election "The Insider" mailing list article, 30 April 2005. *** The new Pope, Benedict XVI, was actively investigating secret societies including the Knights Templar and the Illuminati, it was revealed yesterday. Details were exposed by a local newspaper in Hertfordshire, England. Cardinal Ratzinger was head of the Inquisition, the arm of the Church set up to investigate, persecute or eliminate heretics. But the curious thing is, we now know that he started his investigation shortly before he was elected as the new Pope. Did he know something? He certainly made no secret of...
  • Templar Architecture: Practicality and Praise

    10/30/2005 7:43:57 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 8 replies · 680+ views ^ | undated | By Alan Butler
    Within a very short period of the formation of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, a new style of church architecture began to spread across Western Europe. The first examples of this are to be seen in France, where great Cathedrals such as that of Chartres sing loud the praise of what became known, much later as 'Gothic'. Whether or not the Knights Templar had any direct part in the creation of this revolution in religious building has always been something of a bone of contention, though it is clear that the fledgling organisation had...
  • Do the Illuminati Really Exist?

    05/28/2005 11:37:30 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 27 replies · 1,535+ views
    Folks, Zenit.Org is featuring an interview with Massimo Introvigne, director of the Turin-based Center for Studies in New Religions, regarding the existence of the so-called "Illuminati," and their links to the Freemasons, the Knights Templar, etc., as well as the resurgence of their myth in Dan Brown's "historical" novels, Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code. This is my favorite quote:Those who want to persuade us that a secret Illuminati cabal did lead the world from the Renaissance to the 19th century, and continues to do so today, have a very difficult burden of proof, and never even came close...
  • Press Release: Pope John Paul II to Issue Knights Templar Papal Pardon

    01/10/2005 6:31:03 AM PST · by Catholic54321 · 24 replies · 1,115+ views
    / - January 7, 2005 - VATICAN documents have come to light in the Secret Archives showing that the unprecedented global massacre of the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages for alleged "heresy, idolatry and sexual perversion continued even though the Pope had exonerated them in a secret trial. The formal appeal sent by His Eminence, Archbishop Gary Beaver and presented to Pope John Paul, who recently asked the Muslim world for forgiveness for the Crusades, is now asked to apologise for the persecution of the main Crusading Orders as well. The Knights Templar Order of today, The Ordo Supremus...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 65 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nêsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • The Secret History of the Knights Templar in America

    12/04/2004 7:06:01 AM PST · by missyme · 95 replies · 3,692+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | DEC 4th,2004
    The Knights Templar theme is also the plot of the new hit film, "National Treasure." We talked with the authors of "Templars in America" to see how their research matches up with the fictional movie. Who were the Knights Templar? On the surface they were a medieval, monastic order who gave the appearance of being part of the church and devout Christians. In actual fact, they were anything but that. Yes, they were a monastic order, they’d been approved by the pope, and they were virtually independent of all civil and other church authorities, being responsible through their grand master...
  • The Last Crusade Of The Templars

    11/29/2004 2:57:11 PM PST · by blam · 156 replies · 4,098+ views
    Times Of London ^ | 11-29-2004 | Ruth Gledhill
    The last crusade of the Templars By Ruth Gledhill The knights want a Papal apology nearly 700 years after they were disbanded and hounded into exile THE VATICAN is giving “serious consideration” to apologising for the persecution that led to the suppression of the Knights Templar. The suppression, which began on Friday , October 13, 1307, gave Friday the Thirteenth its superstitious legacy.A Templar Order in Britain that claims to be descended from the original Knights Templar has asked that the Pope should make the apology. The Templars, based in Hertford, are hoping for an apology by 2007, the 700th...
  • Christian Chivalry and Freemasonry

    10/01/2004 9:16:47 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 17 replies · 1,495+ views
    Rarely does one connect Chivalry with Freemasonry, yet there is one branch of the fraternity which places great stress on Christian Chivalry and those virtues which go to make up chivalric character. We refer to that great Order known as Knights of the Temple, or Knights Templar. The original Knights of the Temple were Christian warriors; they were men of Faith, inspired with love of God and the Church. The story of their exploits, their adventures, their self-sacrifice, and their accomplishments, read as a page from a story book. There is nothing so appealing in all history as the story...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!

    04/09/2004 12:08:01 PM PDT · by Destro · 37 replies · 424+ views ^ | Apr 6 2004 | Derek Parker
    PDE News SACRED STONE STILL MAKES TREES AND FLOWERS BLOOM Apr 6 2004 ONE of the strangest archaeological artefacts I ever saw is housed at a secret address in Kilbarchan. It's the stone head of a black-skinned, pre-Christian goddess which surfaced near the majestic West Church in the picturesque Renfrewshire village. Although the beautiful red sandstone kirk is just over a century old, it occupies the site of the pre-Reformation St Catherine's Chapel. Equally enigmatic - and carved on an ancient stone wall surrounding the snowdrop- silvered tombstones in the graveyard - is the sword of a Knight Templar thought...
  • Debunking The Mysteries of Renne Le Chateau - Part 2

    12/21/2003 11:10:02 AM PST · by Hal1950 · 4 replies · 447+ views
    posdebunking ^ | posdebunking
        RENNES-LE-CHÂTEAU DEBUNKED   No treasure at Rennes-le-Château!   Excavations conducted beneath the Tour Magdala at Rennes-le-Château on 20 August 2003 in search of treasure yielded negative results – involving Professors Eisenman and Baratollo, who have both been working on this project since April 2001. The negative results should not surprise informed researchers who have known for decades that no "treasure" at Rennes-le-Château ever existed and is merely the fantasy of confidence tricksters and catchpenny authors. That an archaeological dig in the first place should have been carried out at Rennes-le-Château during recent years is in itself a statement...
  • Debunking The Mysteries of Rennes-Le-Chateau

    12/03/2003 6:03:49 PM PST · by Hal1950 · 18 replies · 778+ views
      Background Information   I first came across the subject matter of Rennes-le-Château in 1979, after watching one of Henry Lincoln’s documentaries. It was also during the late 1970s that I developed an interest in researching Christian origins, which touched upon matters like the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi Texts and the Gnostics, the latter sect being similar to the mediaeval dualist sect the Cathars, featured on Lincoln’s documentary – which was the main reason behind my watching it. I had to confine myself entirely upon English material relating to the subject matter of Rennes-le-Château between 1979-1982, believing this...
  • An Open Letter to Osama bin Laden: By Chevalier James R. Reese, Grand Prior of the United States

    11/10/2003 11:16:35 PM PST · by anymouse · 24 replies · 370+ views
    PAKISTAN CHRISTIAN POST ^ | Tue 11th November, 2003 | Chevalier James R. Reese
    Dear Osama, We have noted that you like to refer to America and Great Britain as "Crusader states," and you have referred to just about everybody you don't like as Crusaders. We doubt that you really believe there are any Crusaders left, as we doubt that you really believe in God. You would not taunt Crusaders if you really believed in them, because you are a craven coward who cherishes his own flesh while admonishing your followers to blow themselves up. You are an infidel, because no one who truly believes in God would sanction the killing of innocent men,...
  • Who Were The Knights Templar? (Sunday History Read)

    07/21/2002 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 156 replies · 7,348+ views ^ | undated | Stephen Dafoe and Alan Butler
    The Knights Templar were a monastic military order formed at the end of the First Crusade with the mandate of protecting Christian pilgrims on route to the Holy Land. Never before had a group of secular knights banded together and took monastic vows. In this sense they were the first of the Warrior Monks. From humble beginnings of poverty when the order relied on alms from the traveling pilgrims, the order would go on to have the backing of the Holy See and the collective European monarchies. Within two centuries they had become powerful enough to defy all but...
  • Dismantling the Da Vinci Code

    09/02/2003 12:39:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 5,177+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 9-02-03 | Sandra Meissel
    Dismantling The Da Vinci Code By Sandra Miesel“The Grail,” Langdon said, “is symbolic of the lost goddess. When Christianity came along, the old pagan religions did not die easily. Legends of chivalric quests for the Holy Grail were in fact stories of forbidden quests to find the lost sacred feminine. Knights who claimed to be “searching for the chalice” were speaking in code as a way to protect themselves from a Church that had subjugated women, banished the Goddess, burned non-believers, and forbidden the pagan reverence for the sacred feminine.” (The Da Vinci Code, pages 238-239)The Holy Grail is a...
  • Guest on Coast to Coast Tonight -- Secrets of the Grail Bloodline, and Knights Templar

    03/12/2003 9:53:55 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 18 replies · 550+ views
    Laurence Gardner's Web Ite ^ | 3/12/2003 | Laurence Gardner
    Guest on Coast to Coast Tonight -- Secrets of the Grail Bloodline, and Knights TemplarLaurence Gardner, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, is a constitutional historian, international lecturer and broadcaster. Distinguished as the Chevalier Labhràn de St. Germain, Laurence Gardner is Presidential Attaché to the European Council of Princes and the appointed Jacobite Historiographer Royal. As a worldwide emissary for the Royal House of Stewart, Sir Laurence Gardner is Prior of the Sacred Kindred of Saint Columba, a Knight Templar of St. Anthony and Envoy to the Grand Protectorate of the Imperial Dragon Court of Hungary. In...