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"John S. Quarterman" wrote:

> Folks,
> I've added Rob's question to
>  http://www.mids.org/sinclair/templars.html
> Alongside it I've added this general commentary:
>   The Nature of these Web Pages
>    Your friendly webmaster here.
>    Please note that just because something appears in [1]these web pages
>    doesn't mean it is or is not true. There is a lot of speculation in
>    these web pages. Where possible, I try to present both sides of any
>    controversial issue. Except in occasional interjections such as this
>    one, I prefer to present topics in the original words of those who
>    have posted messages about them.
>    Everyone please remember that history is largely a matter of opinion.
>    I do try to select texts that are coherent and make sense, but that
>    does not mean that they are necessarily true. Where there is some
>    clear consensus that I can detect as to the historical facts, I do try
>    to present that consensus. But remember, I am just a scribe; I do not
>    claim to be a historian, and I am certainly not an expert in all (if
>    any) of the topic areas covered in these web pages. Some of the people
>    quoted in these web pages are experts in their subject areas; some of
>    them are the foremost such experts in the world. But even they can
>    have differences of opinion.
>    For that matter, many of these texts are questions, not assertions.
>    Even the texts that are not phrased as questions often have value in
>    being treated as questions. Sometimes this method results in
>    significant new research that changes some people's opinions, as in
>    the [2]Argyll page.
>    That said, I strongly urge everyone to cite their sources, and I
>    include sources wherever possible.
>    [3]-jsq

Thank you, John!... my sentiments exactly!
    It would appear that the better number of "historians" (and even
students, such as myself) often forget that THEY WEREN'T THERE!!!
    So, "historical arguments" are generally just that.... ARGUMENTS...
albeit often times, quite interesting ones!
    Isn't that why we're here, though... to study and learn?
    Let us all remember that, often times, the source is faulty! So, history
is largely that which is accepted as being true, if enough people believe it!

    God bless all...
    Non Nobis, Domine!
... Vince Zubras, Jr., Dallas, Texas

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