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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:36 PM

Fabled religious group, Knights Templar, comes to Connecticut

The vacant Christ Episcopal Church in Canaan, Conn. was purchased by Castle Church Canaan for the Mission Society of Connecticut to the Knights Templar. The Knights Templar is a Christian organization dating back to medieval times. The group's mission was to "protect European travelers visiting sites in the Holy Land while also carrying out military operations," according to history.com. The Knights Templar were eventually forced out of Jerusalem and moved to Europe where they were persecuted and eventually disbanded.

"While most historians agree that the Knights Templar fully disbanded 700 years ago, there are some people who believe the order went underground and remains in existence in some form to this day," history.com writes. Various organizations around the world have modeled themselves after the famous Knights Templar, and Bryant Jones, a member of the Knights of Templar organization, told Republican American it is a national group that follows the Anglican tradition.

He told the publication the sect is non-denominational, and open to anyone who follows Jesus Christ. Felons are not allowed, and "must have enough education to understand the rules of the order and its services." "We hold the spirit and physical inspiration from the ancient Knights of Templar from 1118," Jones said. "They protected the Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Their job was to guard the roads and keep them safe. We offer the same protection of Christianity on the symbolic road in life."

The first service is this Sunday morning.

https://www.thehour.com/news/article/Fabled-religous-group-Knights-Templar-coming-to-14063808.php

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Reply Fabled religious group, Knights Templar, comes to Connecticut (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jul 2019 OP
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #1
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2019 #8
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #19
Act_of_Reparation Aug 2019 #20
AtheistCrusader Aug 2019 #21
dhol82 Jul 2019 #2
left-of-center2012 Jul 2019 #4
dhol82 Jul 2019 #5
AtheistCrusader Aug 2019 #22
dhol82 Aug 2019 #23
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stonecutter357 Jul 2019 #3
Voltaire2 Jul 2019 #6
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2019 #9
Voltaire2 Jul 2019 #11
AJT Aug 2019 #26
Cartoonist Jul 2019 #7
trev Jul 2019 #10
left-of-center2012 Jul 2019 #12
trev Jul 2019 #13
left-of-center2012 Jul 2019 #14
trev Jul 2019 #16
left-of-center2012 Jul 2019 #17
trev Jul 2019 #18
Bretton Garcia Aug 2019 #25
trev Jul 2019 #15
dhol82 Aug 2019 #24

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:38 PM

1. Felons are not allowed?

Forgiveness is essential.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:06 PM

8. Ever been to Litchfield County, CT?

Lots of white people left alone in the woods for too long.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:47 PM

19. No, I have not.

Will this give fuel to those who feel the Knights Templar never really left?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 08:47 AM

20. Probably.

But those people are going to believe what they believe no matter what. And a part of me would like to observe their profound disappointment when they get out to Caanan and find a bunch of bored fat white retirees LARPing as Christian knights.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #20)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 04:41 PM

21. Well, it's like an every-other weekend custody thing.

Templars this week, Confederates next week... etc.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:44 PM

2. Who and what are they protecting?

Do we have dangerous pilgrimage sites in the US?

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:47 PM

4. Protecting Christians ...

Protecting Christians against infidels and nonbelievers.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:52 PM

5. Do they have really big horses and long swords?

Along with cool uniforms?

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 04:42 PM

22. Abortion clinics.

Bunch of angry assholes always camped outside.


Seriously though, if you can, there are volunteer opportunities to help ensure women can access these facilities.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 05:07 PM

23. Ah, now that makes sense.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:54 PM

6. 'fabled' is correct as they went out of existence 700 years ago.

These are not those Knights Templar.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:17 PM

9. "Went out of existence"

As one does when fire is applied to one's person.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 04:03 PM

11. Yeah they kind of burned out.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 03:32 PM

26. He's here all week folks.....don't forget to tip your servers.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:47 PM

7. Non denominational

Except you have to follow Jesus.

The Knuts Templar.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:51 PM

10. I take issue with the "protecting pilgrims" claim.

Sure, that's what the official history says. But that same history cannot demonstrate that 9 original knights somehow defended the entire road to Jerusalem.

Always been an air of doubt about what the Templars really were.

Anglican? Hardly. They followed John the Baptist.

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-important-events/secrets-knights-templar-knights-john-baptist-005088

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Response to trev (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:05 PM

12. "9 original knights somehow defended the entire road to Jerusalem."

So, only those 9?

“... it is estimated that at the order's peak there were between 15,000 and 20,000 Templars”

https://www.ancient.eu/Knights_Templar/

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:18 PM

13. Key operative word: Original.

The movement began with only 9 members.

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Response to trev (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:21 PM

14. Where did you get this idea?

"9 original knights somehow defended the entire road to Jerusalem"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:31 PM

16. https://www.knightstemplarorder.com/history

"The Templars officially originated in the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1118 A.D., when nine knights, mainly French, vowed to protect pilgrims on the dangerous roads leading to Jerusalem."

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Response to trev (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:36 PM

17. "We, ourselves, alone (and no one else) will do it!"

I must have missed that.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:45 PM

18. I mean, don't get me wrong.

I'm a Templar fan. They were incredible. And despicably betrayed by the Church and Philip of France.

But that small number who started out always made me feel like there was something else going on....

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Response to trev (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 03:23 PM

25. I seem to recall these knights headed small armies, castles

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:28 PM

15. "follows the Anglican tradition"

Then they are not Knights Templar.

The Knights were Gnostics who followed John the Baptist, not Jesus. The Gnostics rejected the Christian god and believed that salvation was through gnosis, a kind of awakening or enlightenment.

http://omnithought.org/secrets-of-knights-templar-knights-of-john-baptist/2953

There are also Christian Gnostics, but the Knights were not of their number.

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Response to trev (Reply #15)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 05:09 PM

24. Interesting.

Thanks.

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