Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Templars sue Pope

The descendants of the Templars have sued pope Benedict XVI. The Knights Templar are demanding that the Vatican give them back their good name (lol! the Red Cross wants their good name back) and, possibly, billions in assets into the bargain, 700 years after the order was brutally suppressed by a joint venture between the Pope and the King of France...

Despite the order’s brutal apparent suppression, its legacy has been claimed by numerous successor organisations, and besmirched by popular authors ad nauseum. One of the successors, Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani, is apparently recognised by Unesco.

We contacted the UK branch, otherwise known as the The Grand Priory of Knights Templar in England and Wales, to see if they could throw any light on the matter but they have yet to get back to us.

The Grand Priory’s website says the modern organisation is about humanitarian and charity work. There is no mention of the Holy Grail, though it does support the maintenance of the Holy Places.

And if you’re looking for esoteric rites or secret higher knowledge, you’re likely to be disappointed. The website says: “Please don’t expect to be enlightened with some supposed ‘secret’ knowledge, because nothing exists.”

Of course, any conspiracy theorist will tell you that’s exactly what you’d expect them to say.

1 comment:

Michael Skaggs said...

Jake would put a hyphen in that "no-thing exists" statement. I would not even be a bit surprised if they won their case. It would cause quite a stir if they did, but you know, that would help bring down the church...create a new religion, would it not? Would certainly cause a lot of "chaos".

Be well!