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Ode To The Knights Of The Temple

Hearts of gold, hearts for god, forged in fire and baptised in blood.

Renouncing all for the narrow path to glory, sworn to guard that path for the benefit others.

Two by two on horseback, sharing bread, sharing blood; their house, the vault of the sky, nights spent lost in contemplation, days filled with sweat tears and harsh labours.

Adoration of the cross, veneration of death, sacred and secret dances, the skull of the Baptist.

Holy heretics in a holy war and wealthy ascetics crying poor.

Heroes, slaves of god, mendicant murderers, and sensual saints.

On a most unholy day they fell out of sight, lost to us for a season, that they might return once again on a most holy day and to rule over the wicked and over the wise.

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Christie
Wonderful!!
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lafanga
Christian ISIS?
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José Zueco...™
Yes, but worse...
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Activist Goat
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Not really, they were simply the elite knights of the papal armies during the crusades.
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Adam OrionAuthor
Activist Goat, Yet, if I'm not mistaken, they were also the ruthless enforcers of the papal suppression of heresies like the Cathars. Purging the world of all that offends the Most High! An idea that ISIS might resonate with.
lafanga
When you say your job is to preserve the faith.. but what you do is to slay the infidels, rape, plunder and slave
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🎺CommanderB...
Adam Orion, no. The Templars were to guard the holy places in Jerusalem as well as the roads to get there.
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🎺CommanderB...
Adam Orion, you are mistaken. The Templars started as a group of noblemen who were third or fourth born. They had little chance if any to inherit their fathers titles and lands. They started an order, sanctioned by the Pope to help and protect pilgrims on their way to The Holy Lands.
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lafanga
🎺CommanderB..., no point in air brushing history
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Adam OrionAuthor
🎺CommanderB..., Of course, we all know that what one's job description is and what we actually do are sometimes entirely different...ask the NSA. Most of all, the Templars were international bankers, sort of an ancient Wells Fargo, carrying wealth safely from point A to point B and charging some pretty hefty fees! Some even believe that Switzerland was settled by fugitive Templars fleeing to the safety of the Alps resulting in the secretive banking culture that we know today.
🎺CommanderB...
Adam Orion, Templars invented international banking to be sure. Banking wasn't their main job. To this day, whenever an issue between the Palestinians and Israelis happens, a Templar is there to help the cause of peace.
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Adam OrionAuthor
🎺CommanderB..., Just curious, how do you know the Templar subject so well?
🎺CommanderB...
Adam Orion, I am a modern day Templar. Look at our website. Smotj.org. Thank you for asking. The history of the first order is fascinating. We are still working in the Holy Lands as well as anywhere Christians are in danger.
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Adam OrionAuthor
🎺CommanderB..., Fascinating! Thank you!
🎺CommanderB...
Adam Orion, we are open to any man or women over 21 who is a practicing Christian.
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Adam OrionAuthor
🎺CommanderB..., I am very interested!
Adam OrionAuthor
🎺CommanderB..., I placed my application for membership through the site you provided. I don't know what priory is near Weirton, WV but we shall see!
🎺CommanderB...
Adam Orion, wonderful!
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