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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Discovery of Tomb & Relics From Marriage of Jesus & Mary Magdalene to Be Unveiled in NY May 5th

    04/29/2008 10:58:33 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 21 replies · 216+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | April 29, 2008
    A remote mountain tomb and relics from 1st century Jerusalem have been discovered in southwest France. Among them are a simple pottery drinking cup and a small ointment vase that were said to have been used at the wedding of Jesus and Mary Magdalene over 2000 years ago. According to the priest who hid them away a century ago, they are sacred relics -- the true Holy Grail -- which symbolized this secret wedding. They have been analyzed by both the British Museum and Dr Gabriel Barkay of Bar Ilan University, Jerusalem, who said: "It is possible that artifacts excavated...
  • 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,...
  • From here to yonder: No black helicopters around here, folks

    09/25/2006 4:59:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 1,117+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 25, 2006 | Tiffany Melvin (NASCO)
    Have you heard the one about the U.S. government and transportation agencies secretly trying to lay the groundwork for a "NAFTA Superhighway," and a North American Union with no borders between Canada, the United States and Mexico and one currency for everyone? You may have heard that an organization called NASCO -- North America's SuperCorridor Coalition -- has allegedly been working secretly to construct a "NAFTA Superhighway" from Mexico through the United States to Canada, erase our borders and freely allow illegal immigrants and terrorists into our country. Plus, the group is allegedly working to get a Mexican customs facility...
  • "COLD CASE" - TWA FLIGHT 800 Movement in D.C. on FBI cover-up

    08/21/2006 8:19:46 PM PDT · by AnimalLover · 137 replies · 2,669+ views
    World Net Daily.com ^ | August 17, 2006 | Jack Cashill
    Serious movement in D.C. – and if I hadn't been there, I would not have believed it. For several months Joan Wire and her daughter have been trying to secure an appointment with a highly effective government official we'll simply call Mr. Washington. Joan Wire is the stalwart wife of Mike Wire. Mike is the storied "man on the bridge," the single most critical eyewitness in the saga of TWA Flight 800, the 747 that was inexplicably blown out of the sky on the night of July 17, 1996. The CIA built its notorious zoom-climb animation around Mike's position on...
  • Housing Slump Threatens Jobs

    08/21/2006 5:40:55 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 31 replies · 1,756+ views
    US News.com ^ | 8/20/2006 | Alex Markels
    The economy's growth has never before been so driven by real estate. Now that engine is sputtering. Jiany Massad isn't quite ready to throw in the towel on his fledgling career as a Miami real-estate tycoon. But if the local housing market continues to head south, the 30-year-old real-estate broker is already making alternate plans. "I might restart my old business," he says of a home decorating company that specialized in high-end window treatments. "At least it's real-estate-related." With home sales down by nearly a third in Florida last quarter, thousands of those who hoped to cash in on the...
  • Apostasy 101: How Lou Sheldon and TVC Betrayed Christians in 2006 California Governor's Race

    08/21/2006 1:20:58 PM PDT · by James Hartline · 13 replies · 1,228+ views
    The James Hartline ^ | August 21, 2006 | James Hartline
    (JHR) The Bible talks about a great apostasy that will occur in the last days before the anti-christ is revealed. In the second book of Thessalonians it states: "Don't be fooled by what they say. For the coming of the Lord will not occur until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed -- the one who brings destruction." (2 Thessalonians 2:3) One major Christian organization is now demonstrating that the great falling away, known in most Christian churches as the great apostasy, is well underway. Traditional Values Coalition (http://www.traditionalvalues.org/about.php) claims as its organizational...
  • The Difference Between Religion And Christianity In America

    08/20/2006 6:32:59 PM PDT · by A Blind Man Who Can See · 24 replies · 1,405+ views
    When Jesus was living, he did not align himself with the Jewish religious parties, then called Saducees and Pharisees, nor the secular authorities: King Herod and Rome. He obeyed the Mosaic law and even paid tribute. He told Nicodemus, an old man that he had to be born again to be saved. Jesus meant born spiritually. Jesus preached that this spiritual new baby would be then, dead to the world, living in the world but not of it. He pointed out that worrying about the future was not what a Christian would be doing because tomorrow has enough worries to...
  • Traditional Mass Propers For The Feast Day of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, 20 August 2006 A.D.

    08/20/2006 2:37:23 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 15 replies · 1,479+ views
    Robert Drobot | 20 August 2006 A.D. | The Most Holy Trinity
    Traditional Mass Propers For The Feast Day ofSaint Bernard of Clairvaux( Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost ) 20 August 2006 A.D. Missa Deus In Loco Santo Suo "....Ephpheta, that is, Be thou opened...." "Nothing is so consoling, so piercing, so thrilling, so overcoming, as the Mass, said as it is among us. I could attend Mass forever, and not be tired. It is not a mere form of words; it is a great action. The greatest action that can be on earth. It is. . .the vocation of the Eternal." -- John Henry Cardinal Newman
  • How Do You ..

    08/19/2006 10:51:37 PM PDT · by MrClose · 24 replies · 1,129+ views
    today | me
    This is different. This post isn't about what I have gleemed from some 'news-source' today. This post is about HOW do you convince your friends, your family .. your loved ones that "There Is A Crisis" in America and that this crisis continues to grow, each and every day..regardless of whether they believe it or not! The only thing that any of them believe in is: Our Government. I would like to give you the whole story, how I have tried and finally given up, given up in trying to convince my family, my loved ones that we are at...
  • Truck drivers from India to take U.S. jobs? (I am just now zotting retread)

    07/21/2006 3:32:06 PM PDT · by cope85 · 84 replies · 3,497+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | July 21, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    THE NEW WORLD DISORDER Truck drivers from India to take U.S. jobs? Union protests plan as attempt to undercut 'hard-working Americans' An American company is recruiting long-haul truck drivers from India with the goal of placing them with U.S. trucking firms. The Teamsters Union strongly opposes the plan by Gagan Global LLC of Garnerville, N.Y. Teamsters Union spokesman Galen Munroe told WND the plan "is yet another example of corporations exploiting a visa program to replace highly trained, hard-working Americans with cheap labor from overseas." Gagan Global has contracted with the Indian state government of Andra Pradesh and its Overseas...
  • U.S.-Mexico merger opposition intensifies

    07/10/2006 5:51:15 AM PDT · by brain bleeds red · 141 replies · 1,719+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 9, 2006 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Are secret meetings being held between the corporate and political elites of the U.S., Mexico and Canada to push North America into a European Union-style merger? Is President Bush's reluctance to control the border and enforce laws requiring deportation of foreigners who enter the country illegally part of a master plan to all but eliminate borders between the U.S., Canada and Mexico? Does the agenda of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America include a common currency that would scrap the dollar in favor of what some are calling the "amero"? It may be the biggest story...
  • Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (The Leper King)

    05/08/2006 3:51:05 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 13 replies · 4,198+ views
    Answers.com ^ | undated | Answers.com
    Baldwin IV (Baldwin the Leper), c.1161–1185, Latin king of Jerusalem (1174–85), son and successor of Amalric I. Raymond, count of Tripoli, was regent from 1174 to 1176. Baldwin was constantly engaged, except for a truce (1180–82), in defending his kingdom against Saladin. In 1183 his leprosy began to spread very rapidly; he appointed Guy of Lusignan as his regent, but in the same year he withdrew the commission and had his five-year-old nephew crowned king as Baldwin V (d. 1186). Raymond was regent for Baldwin V, who was succeeded as king by Guy of Lusignan. Minority Baldwin spent his youth...
  • 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...
  • Templar Architecture: Practicality and Praise

    10/30/2005 7:43:57 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 8 replies · 680+ views
    TemplarHistory.com ^ | 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...
  • STOP! The Trivial News Is Sucking Our Freedoms Dry

    06/30/2005 12:34:53 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 10 replies · 649+ views
    Original Contribution to Freerepublic.com | June 30, 2005 | Kenneth F. Brahm
    I know we like to post news stories on this board and go OMG OMG OMG teh udder side teh suXorZ!!11! It's rare that anyone really writes anything somewhat original so, here, I'll do something like that. I'm amazed at some of the twists that are going on in political and legal life right now. So much so that I really think it's worth commenting on. In some ways, we're going in the absolute wrong direction. Now before you get a knee jerk reaction and say i'm a "traitor" or some DUmmie here to quiety say "It's because of Bu$hco...
  • 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...
  • Pope was investigating Knights Templar before his election

    05/26/2005 3:56:57 PM PDT · by Destro · 23 replies · 988+ views
    theinsider.org ^ | 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...
  • ROME: TEMPLARS, CAPITAL TO HOST RELIGIONS PARLIAMENT

    05/26/2005 1:35:56 PM PDT · by Destro · 27 replies · 587+ views
    agi.it ^ | Thursday May 26, 2005 | AGI
    Thursday May 26, 2005 ROME: TEMPLARS, CAPITAL TO HOST RELIGIONS PARLIAMENT (AGI) - Rome, Italy, May 7 - Rome will host the religions' Parliament, revealed the Grand Master of the Templars, Francesco Dario Labbate, who on Monday, May 15, will appoint 600 new templar knights in the S. Prisca all'Aventino church. The S. Cecilia choir will sing Gregorian chants. Among the knighted there are important American and Chinese financial people as well as exponents of the Ethiopian Royal House. The Templar order intends to promote the birth of a Religions Parliament in Rome to pay homage to the religious ecumenism...
  • 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...
  • SACRED STONE [of the Knights Templar] STILL MAKES TREES AND FLOWERS BLOOM

    04/09/2004 12:08:01 PM PDT · by Destro · 37 replies · 424+ views
    icrenfrewshire.icnetwork.co.uk ^ | 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...
  • Knights Templar to use latest imaging in search for Grail

    01/06/2003 2:11:30 PM PST · by mgstarr · 296 replies · 828+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 01/06/03 | The Independent (?)
    For centuries the intricately carved stones of Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh have tantalised historians, archaeologists and devoted Christians. A labyrinth of vaults beneath the 15th-century home of the Knights Templar is reputed to contain dozens of holy relics, including early gospels, the Ark of the Covenant, the fabled Holy Grail - and even the mummified head of Christ. More than 550 years after the first foundation stones were laid, modern technology is about to put the legend to the test. A group of Knights Templar, successors to the warrior monks who sought asylum from the Pope by fleeing to Scotland...
  • Exploring the Roots of Terrorism.....The Templars and the Assassins. The Militia of Heaven

    09/08/2002 2:02:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 38 replies · 1,689+ views
    aubrey ^ | From Summer 2002 | James Wasserman
        Exploring the Roots of Terrorism(From Summer 2002)An Interview with James Wasserman by Griselda Steiner As our sense of invulnerability went up in flames on 9/11, Americans have been trying to fathom the history and current circumstances that led to these unimaginable events. While the 20th century witnessed many reversals of national rivalry after World War II, the 21st is laying bare a culture clash that is over a thousand years old. James Wasserman's most recent book, The Templars and the Assassins—The Militia of Heaven, a fascinating study of two medieval Islamic sects, has already been translated into four...