The Templar Knight

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Abu al-Quasim – father of modern surgery

In the centuries before the Knights Templar were formed, much of Europe was ruled by Muslim emirs. These were Islamic polities prepared to absorb the learning of the Greeks and Romans and become learned civilisations. They produced great surgeons, artists…

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Holy Sepulchre witnesses fights between Christians

The Holy Sepulchre church in Jerusalem is the site of the crucifixion and entombment of Jesus Christ – but it’s also been the scene of bitter in-fighting between different denominations of Christians. Holy Sepulchre – where Christians fight You would…

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Dealing with the violent bits in the Bible

I was at a christening two years ago when a priest in an Anglican church read a passage from the Old Testament.  It was the story of how God’s annointed people, the Israelites, totally destroyed a rival tribe taking no…

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Why were the Knights Templar formed?

To find the Holy Grail of course! Well, that’s if you subscribe to the Dan Brown view of things.  But what was the official narrative for the foundation of the Templars?  Michael Haag in his book ‘The Templars’ recounts the…

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From the Knights Templar to the Order of Christ!

Portugal didn’t crush the Knights Templar but instead turned them into a new organisation called the Order of Christ

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Eurabia is nothing new – Arab Europe 1,000 years ago

Islam has long been present in Europe with countries like Spain and Portugal having once been part of the caliphate

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Most gory Catholic churches in the world!

Why is there so much blood and gore in Catholic churches in southern Europe?

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The Johannite heresy and the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar may have been exposed to many heretical views in the east including the Johannite heresy that venerated John the Baptist above Jesus Christ

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Templar Knights versus Mongol warriors

The arrival of Mongol armies in the Middle Ages terrified both Christian and Muslim kingdoms who were overrun

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Christ’s bloodline makes its last stand

The descendants of Christ, the so-called Desposyni, were gradually snuffed out though some believe the Knights Templar were called into being to defend them

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