are documents the King of France used to destroy the Templars. The
question is, was the Pope part of the decree, or not? New evidence is
re-writing history, recently discovered Vatican papers claim otherwise,
they reveal the King was indeed acting alone.
How could history become so distorted, so wrong in its wrath to lay
blame? It happens all the time, if we only knew how often . . . if we
Knights Templar and their treasures
suddenly disappear from the history records. The lost Templar loot was never claimed or reported found, only the legend remains now.
To Hell And Back
The Knights Templar and their vast wealth both vanish into thin air. Even thought the leader of the Templars was captured, he never gave up the details of its location or amount of sacred relics acquired by the Knights during the Holy Crusades. Templars knew that the holy objects were not to be trusted with anyone; especially royalty.
how else could one explain the wages of war, and the smell of victory to the inquisitive children that lived in the houses where the knights took rest from a long days journey.
Or the sons of his brother, the one who stayed home and tended the fields, what would he tell them?
What Could Be Said
is really the question? What could be told and what needed never to be thought of again. Remember, to teach the children quietly.
Or teach them nothing at all.
Have you ever seen a man die slowly? They did, and at times, did so themselves.
as much as death; as any culture embraces life, so too, must it figure out a way to embrace death.
Death was a major preoccupation for them; make death a part of life, make it special, make it inspiring, make it spiritual.
A Spiritual Myth
was born, or were they mythical spirits living amongst us? Did the
Knights posses something that altered their mortality, and gave
them unearthly powers?
Did they fear death?
Or was it thier unshakeable faith that made them yield to no one?
What Was it About Them
that made them special? What drove them
to kill in the name of God? What drives anyone
to do such acts? . . . Love? Hate? Religion?
Was it about protecting something, like lands,
kingdoms, or even a prized possession?
The World On Its End
if not upside down, thanks to wars and disputes. Are we ever happy when not eradicating each other from the face of this earth? We lived for a better time, and died for a longer peace that never came. So much was given at that alter, so much was lost, never to be realized, never.
Are we better off?