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Re: Knights Templar suppression
It may very well be that the "ample evidence that the Order was brought to
an end by those for whom it served" has survived because it has been ALLOWED
to survive. In other words: no great efforts have ever been made to
suppress that evidence.
Conversely, the lack of evidence that the order did survive may actually be
evidence that THAT evidence was NOT allowed to survive -- OR that the
evidence was very well hidden to begin with.
Just an idea. You'll note that I do not slam the door shut behind it.
Ward Ginn wrote:
> There is no doubt that the Templars were suppressed because by four
> fifths majority vote, the Council of Vienne on March 22, 13 12
> suppressed the order and shortly thereafter on April 3, Pope Clement
> read his bull Vox in excelso that succeeded in dissolving the Order.
> While there is ample evidence that the Order was brought to an end by
> those for whom it served, there is very little evidence that the order
> survived, albeit as a non-Church sanctioned order.
> There are many theories about what happened to the Templars
> following proscription. One is that Templarism lived on in Scotland.
> Some believe that ex Templars helped Bruce at Bannockburn, but on what
> basis is this notion advanced? Others claim that the organization
> lived on secretly until at least 1804 via the Charta Transmissionis
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