Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Knights Templar

Is it possible that the Pope may absolve the Templar Knights of the crimes they were convicted of between 1307-1312? I think it would be a good idea mainly because of the use of torture to obtain confessions of sins. Some of the crimes they were accused of were, spitting upon the Cross, of denying Christ, of permitting sodomy, and worshipping an idol.

A few links for anyone interested in the Templars.

Catholic Encyclopedia
wannabe Templars
Templar Articles
Annes Knights Templar Page
Whatever, its an Brit site.


Blogger Unknown said...


The irony of the Roman Catholic Church convicting people of worshiping idols is not lost on some of us.

Still a nice gesture by Pope Benedict, though. Maybe he'll actually be able to whip the RCC into shape, so people will actually be able to tell the difference between the RCC and every other religion in the world.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...

From what I have read it was King Philip of France that destroyed the Templars, for thier money. Then he forced the Pope to declare them heretics.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

From what I've gathered, that's correct.

But, the irony of the Pope (at that time) declaring ANYONE a heretic is rather ironic, since the Pope was a moneygrubbing quasi-monarch for almost 600 years. This is the religion that declared eating meat on Fridays was a sin, because the fisherman's union bribed the head...

3:26 PM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...

What fishermans union?

6:47 PM  

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