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The Odd Templar Belief-POOR KNIGHTS OF CHRIST
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 taken the monastic vows. In this sense they were the first of the Warrior Monks. The Templars fought along side King Richard I (Richard The Lion Hearted) and other Crusaders in the battles for the Holy Lands.
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 the Papal throne. Feared as warriors, respected for their charity and sought out for their wealth, there is no doubt that the Templar knights were the key players of the monastic fighting Orders. Due to their vast wealth and surplus of materials the Templars essentially invented banking, as we know it. The church forbade the lending of money for interest, which they called usury. The Templars, being the clever sort they were, changed the manner in which loans were paid and were able to skirt the issue and finance even kings.
They were destroyed, perhaps because of this wealth or fear of their seemingly limitless powers. In either case, the Order met with a rather untimely demise at the hands of the Pope and the King of France in 1307 and by 1314, "The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon" ceased to exist, at least officially.
Although originally a small group of nine knights, they quickly gained fame largely due to the backing of Bernard of Clairvaux and his "In Praise of the New Knighthood". Bernard at that time was often called the Second Pope and was the chief spokesman of Christendom. He is also the one responsible for helping to draw up the Order's rules of conduct.
In European political circles, they became very powerful and influential. This was because they were immune from any authority save that of the Papal Throne. (Pope Innocent II exempted the Templars from all authority except the Pope.) After the crusades were over, the knights returned to their Chapters throughout Europe and became known as moneylenders to the monarchs. In the process many historians believe they invented the Banking System.
The secret meetings and rituals of the knights would eventually cause their downfall. The King of France, Philip the Fair used these rituals and meetings to his advantage to destroy the knights. The real reason for his crushing the Templars was that he felt threatened by their power and immunity. In 1307, Philip, who desperately needed funds, to support his war against England's Edward I made his move against the Knights Templar.
On October 13th, 1307, King Philip had all the Templars arrested on the grounds of heresy, since this was the only charge that would allow the seizing of their money and assets. The Templars were tortured and as a result, ridiculous confessions were given. These confessions included:
Trampling and spitting on the cross
Homosexuality and Sodomy
Worshipping of the Baphomet
Philip was successful in ridding the Templars of their power and wealth and urged all fellow Christian leaders to do the same thing. On March 19th, 1314 the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay was burned at the stake. De Molay is said to have cursed King Philip and Pope Clement, as he burned, asking both men to join him within a year. Whether he actually uttered the curse or if it is simply an apocryphal tale; what remains as fact is that Clement died only one month later and Philip IV seven months after that.
This is all suppose to revolve around the marriage of Christ, Mary Magdoline, and the reproduction of their child.Baldwin XI, King of Jerusalem, gave the Poor Knights their first home in quarters of the home of King Solomon. Baldwin called this his "Royal Temple." (Hence, Templar means "of the temple.") The name Knights Templar soon replaced that of Poor Knights of Christ. Their first home, Solomon's home, later became known as El Aska Mosque of the Moslems.
The legend is not new, but it has generated new interest because of "The Da Vinci Code," a novel by Dan Brown. Brown claims the Church, from the first century on, suppressed the "truth" ‒ that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. Conversely, Brown claims the Church fabricated the ideas that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute and that Jesus remained single. Unfortunately for Brown, ABC found only one other "authority" to back him up ‒ Margaret Starbird, author of "The Goddess in the Gospels."
Da Vinci attained a central role in this little drama by virtue of his reputation as one who elevated Mary Magdalene to apostle status. Some look at his "The Last Supper" painting and insist that the man to Jesus’ right is a woman. However, Elizabeth Vargas, the show’s host, said ABC was able to find only one art historian who believed that to be true.
In speculating on Da Vinci’s supposed membership in the Priory of Zion, Vargas acknowledged that the "vast majority" of medieval history experts told her there was no proof that the Priory of Zion ever existed. Among Christian scholars (all PhDs) Vargas interviewed were seminarians Father Richard McBrien (University of Notre Dame), Darrell L. Bock and D. Jeffrey Bingham (Dallas Theological Seminary), Karen King (Harvard Divinity), and Elaine Pagels (Princeton).
The two women were more inclined than were the men to leave an opening for the idea of Jesus being married. And some pointed out that the presumption that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute is not evidenced in Scripture. While the scholars did not agree on all of the details, all did agree that there is no proof ‒ nor even any compelling evidence ‒ that Jesus was ever married. As a whole, these scholars came down on the side of historic, biblical Christian belief.
Vargas said, "We found no evidence that there was ever a child of Jesus and Mary Magdalene." She reiterated that fact with yet another statement: "There is no evidence of a child or a bloodline [of Jesus and Mary Magdalene] in any historical documents anywhere." Could it be that the legend was passed on by a myth?
The Meronvingian is the key of Jesus's Decendants.
pope clement v
king richard 1
Hugh de Payens
Robert de Craon
Evererd des Barres
Bernard de Tremelai
Andre de Montbard
Bertrand de Blanquefort
Philip de Milly
Odo de St
Arnold de Toroga
Gerard de Ridfort
Robers de Sa
Philip de Pleas
William de Char
Pedro de Monta
Armand de Parigord
Richard de Bur
William de So
Reynald de Vichy
William de Beaujeu
Tibald de Gaudin
Jacques de Molay
AND MANY MORE!!!!
I know this sounds crazy but I honestly believe that Jesus's 12 Deciples are still alive and are a part or an extension of this organization. Their are too many bizar incidents surounding the death of these 12 bautiful men.