Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Today In History: A Great Moment In Conspiranoia.

On this date in 1129 at the Council of Troyes, the Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici, better known as the "Knights Templar", were officially recognized.

Unfortunately, at the time aluminum beanies were unknown, and so much heavier and bulkier iron beanies had to be worn by conspiracy theorists.


Turk Turon said...

The Knights Templar. Aren't they the dudes who have Jesus's descendants hidden away on a farm in rural England? I seem to recall reading about it, and not that long ago, either.

Earl said...

Yeah, and when they ended up with lots of land, tons of riches and lack of royal participation they became easy to blame, battle and burn out.

Anonymous said...

The Gude King grasped after their Temporal Templar wealthies, and so enlisted the Gude Church and it's Inquisitive Inquisitorial Branch.

The Keepers of Christ's Bones wound up having extremely unsavory Sanctioned Actions done to them in the name of purging heresy. And thereby forefitting all that Good Geld.

After confessing and repenting and all that, the Knights provided public entertainment as the main event at inventive execution-fests. Everybody won, mostly. Even today the exploitation of that historical murder by church and government provides us with nice visceral grabbing entertainment. I believe Cardinals in Rome get burned alive on the silver screen in the latest Electronic Coliseum from Whorrywould.

Human history gives me such hope for the future.

J t R