The Knights Templar,,Do they really exist?..

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  1. tuffy52

    tuffy52 LE

    The Knights Templar have figured large in the Anders Breivik Trial,he even 'confessed' to visiting the UK branch in London.The Norwegian Authorities have gone to great length to deny the existence of such a group.However baring in mind that over the years various Governments have denied the existence of such diverse groups of secret societies such as The Freemasons,The Mafia,Opus Dei etc all of which have had a huge influence on society at one time or another.
    So my question is 'Do the Knights Templar Exist'?......
  2. Queensman

    Queensman LE

  3. Mugatu

    Mugatu LE

    The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar, 145-157 Saint John Street, London, EC1V 4PW.‎ 020 7183 8428. Give them a ring and ask?
  4. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby LE

    Yes, we are currently taking advantage of the media attention to up the numbers, if you're a nutter and dont mind doing some chanting you're in.
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  5. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Do I get a cloak and a 6 foot sword or do I have to provide my own?
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  6. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby LE

    Dont sweat on the sword...... :)..........
  7. gallowglass

    gallowglass LE

    The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon - to give the 'Knights Templar' their official historical title - ceased to exist in 1312. Anything and everything else calling itself 'Knights Templar' or variations thereof since are either Masonic imitations, pure conspirazoid fantasy or modern day charitable 'revivals' laying claim to Templar heritage. There is absolutely nothing stopping anyone legally establishing an 'Order of the Knights Templar' or somesuch.

    As an aside, Breivik is - I understand - a Protestant, and therefore would have been inadmissible to the historical Order (who would have regarded him and his fellow wannabes as heretics).
  8. PrinceAlbert


    You have to provide your own.
  9. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Sod that. Join the Teutonic Knights. They provide a sword and a shield.
    adouglasmhor likes this.
  10. Pigshyt_Freeman

    Pigshyt_Freeman LE

    The legitimacy of the original Order came from the Pope - you can get together with a bunch of Walts in Ruritanian uniforms, and talk all the balls you like about secret societies etc, but unless someone can persuade Il Papa to hand out a certificate, you won't have any standing as a Papal Order of Knights.
  11. gallowglass

    gallowglass LE

    Exactly. Legitimacy is the crucial term here. Breivik clearly knows little about the very heritage he lays claim to.
  12. ark-angel

    ark-angel LE

    I much prefer the Knight's of the Round table. The do routines and chorus scenes with footwork impeckable.
    Sapper D., XRE_987, mush_dad and 5 others like this.
  13. quiller

    quiller LE

    Join the Knights Eselar, you get a cloak and a SLR.
    Sparky2339 likes this.
  14. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    I am now going to do the ARRSE equivalent of calling "Godwin's Law" - It's obviously all a plot by Jim Shortt to take over the world! Perhaps the LoF is really a front for the Templars. Or the Rosicrucians, Or the Druids, or Opus Dei. Who cares, frankly?

    While sad men (and it is almost always men) feel the urge to dress up and spout mumbo-jumbo, then there'll always be a few idiots who actually believe it all.
    Sparky2339 likes this.
  15. pandaplodder

    pandaplodder LE

    Maybe so but then why does Royston cave in Hertfordshire have carvings of both Templar and Masonic origin? Place was sealed up and forgotten about for centuries
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