What was the Knights Templar?
Way back to when the Crusades began the Knights Templar was known by the red cross on their armor. The Templars were skilled soldiers that fought for the Roman Catholic Church and were the most powerful army but it was not that there strength that puts them on this blog, its what they were supposed to have found...
History...at least the decent parts...
After the First Crusade stole Jerusalem in 1099 2 veterans from the crusade, French knight Hugues de Payens and his relative Godfrey de Saint-Omer thought that there should be some way to protect people so they brought their idea to King Baldwin II of Jerusalem and in turn he gave them the Temple Mount and there it was that they got there name "templar". The order began with 9 warriors and very few financial resources. They had a powerful advocate in Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and it was through him that they became popular in the Christian faith and was endorsed by the church in 1129. They strong, fast, and with the next endorsement of Pope Innocent's II and they were willing to fight for the Holy Land. They were heavily armed knight on war horses that would charge before anyone to break the lines and one of their most famous victories came in 1177 in the Battle of Montgisard,where some 500 Templar Knights helped to defeat Saladin's army of more than 26,000 strong. They acquired large tracts of land, both in Europe and the Middle East; they bought and managed farms and vineyards; they built churches and castles; they were involved in manufacturing, import and export; they had their own fleet of ships; and at one point they even owned the entire island of Cyprus.
By the mid 12th century the tides began to turn in the Crusades. Muslims become more united under effective leaders such as Saladin and the odds were turning against them. The Templar Knights had to fight for the Holy Land and two other military organizations that were being supported by the church and that was a another chip on the Order's shoulder. Slowly and surely the Knights became less important as Crusaders were able to take back Jerusalem but only for a short while as it was captured and then the Knights were pushed north. They eventually ended up on the island of Cyprus and then were finally destroyed in the 1300s by the Mongols and the Egyptians.
Well in the official capitol of the Knights was the Temple Mount and this was very holy site at one point and many people believe the the Knights had actually found the Holy Grail. The Grail is the cup that Jesus used at the last supper and caught his blood during the crucifixion and was present to Joseph of Arimathea as a gift and then was lost for thousands of years until being found by Knights of the Templars. But this is not the only thing that is secret about the Knights...According to legend the Knights who created this were cut from a very secret cloth...supposedly the Knights have the identity of the family who are direct decedents of the Prophet Jesus Christ. Remember the Da Vinci Code? Well the Priory of Sion, the protecters of Jesus's family, that group was made by the Knights and even if they aren't around the secrets they discovered are around us in smaller groups to be sure that nothing was left to chance. The Priory of Sion post will be where I go in depth on the Bloodline of Jesus but bottom line is that the Templars are more then meets the eye. Many films like Da Vinci Cade, Indiana Jones the Last Crusade, and National Treasure have hinted of the workings of the Knights Templar, so who really knows?
Me, I firmly believe that this organization did find some things...whether or not that was the Bloodline of Jesus is for another post but I do believe they have the Grail. Yes I know it sounds far fetched but there is no way that this is a coincidence. Don't you ever wonder why people believe that the Grail was found by the Knights...well....there has to be some reason. I believe that within the Order some Knights came across the Grail and the Order decided to keep it a secret between select members. Those members then branched out to ensure not to trace the Grail back to the Knights. The reason that they don't reveal the Grail is 2 reasons...Does the term Holy War mean anything? If the Grial was discovered it could cause for possession of the Grail itself. The other reason because it is simply too late because revealing that the Grail had been found and hidden would cause the members of the Order to be targets and thats the reason the Grail remains hidden....What so you think? Tell on my "Talk to Me" Blog...I have a slideshow and interesting facts below so from suspicion88 to you i hope you enjoy!
The... not so... Knights Templar
Oh dear... There is also a movie! Many of you have heard the words "Burn the witch"..."Just a mere flesh wound" and why would i bring Monty Python and the Holy Grail into this well it seems simple! Knights finding the Grail? why not make a joke out of the conspiracy so the conspiracy seems less real...it didn't work on me but it is a hilarious movie!