Thread: Today is Friday the Thirteenth
Personally I'm not superstitious; however, I won't walk under a ladder just because.
Friday the Thirteenth is no more harmful than any given Monday, the Dreaded day, or than any major holiday that includes the tradition of drinking alcohol, it just sounds evil because someone decided to give it a stigma-perhaps someone got dumped that day and cursed it? In the Wiccan religion, which in itself connotates witchcraft and shady things, Friday the Thirteenth has no significance whatsoever. What is the big deal? Can't we make Tuesday the Third more dreadful?
King Philip IV took refuge from an angry mob one day in one of the Templar buildings. While there, he was astounded to see how much treasure the Knights had stored there (for the industrious souls had spent the past decade or so trading with the Saracens rather than fighting them). Seeing this treasure, Philip realised he could kill two birds with one stone. His royal treasury was empty, and taking the Templar gold would help refill it. Also, at that time, countries did not keep large regular armies. They tended to conscript troops at times of war to save money. With the Holy Wars at an end, the Templars actually had the largest standing army in Europe. As most of them were camped out in France, Philip felt threatened by this.
Having decided to do away with the Templars and take their gold, he gave sealed orders to his secret police etc, with specific orders that they were not to be opened until dawn, Friday 13th (cannot remember which month) 1307. The templars must have got wind of the surprise attack, however, for as Philip's secret police and soldiers made their surprise attacks simultaneously on buildings throughout France, they managed to arrest just seven Templars. All the rest had disappeared, along with most of their gold and weapons, plus the largest fleet in Europe.
The mystery remains to this day, however, of where they all disappeared to. They just seemed to melt away, and never reappeared as the Templars. Strangely, it is said that a few years later at the Battle of Bannockburn, in which Robert the Bruce of Scotland was fighting the English, a small fresh army appeared on the field at the end of the day's fighting. The English appeared to recognise this army, and though it was only small, they fled the field rather than fight it. It is said that this army was composed of Templar Knights, a rumour reinforced by a grave yard found on a small Scotish island containing six Templar graves dating from this period.
Whatever, the Templars seemed to disappear into an underground organisation, most likely becoming years later the foundation of British Freemasonary.
So, Friday 13th. I kind of shy away from it normally, but don't go to great lengths to not do things or worry about it. I spent the day at sea, and we all survived without anything going wrong. I'd call that a good day.
The mystery remains to this day, however, of where they all disappeared to. They just seemed to melt away, and never reappeared as the Templars.
if ur wondering most theorize and have evidence that the remaining templar knights fled to the Americas.
Perhaps I should find it.
The Knights Templar by Stephan Howarth, says it was Friday the 13 October 1307 that the Master of the Temple and five thousand Templers in the length and breadth of France were arrested by the king's men. Pope Clement V threw his lot in with King Philip for a share of the spoils and the Order was no more as of 18 March 1314. A few escaped and went into hiding, but could no longer bear the red cross on white.
So though the pagen Saracens couldn't wipe out the order in the Holy Land, that unholy task was undertaken by the leaders of Christendom, who did it with much avariciousness.
Though most of this is conspirisy(sp), and won't be found in history books.
Posted Friday 13th August 2004 (06:13am)
By all acounts, Friday the 13th was the day the Knights Templar where all rounded up and assainated in france a thousand years ago or so. The Knights Templar where searching and perhaps protecting a great secret, with that came a lot of power and some king(or perhapes one of the popes, I can't remember, pretty sure it was a pope actually) or another decided to charge them with false crimes against the crown/church in order to get rid of them. But since politics and religion is out of bounds here I shall not devulge this great secret :P aparently friday the 13th has been considered a day of bad luck ever since.
Yet another person , who had read the Da Vinci Code
I had a car accident on the evening of Friday the 13th... I had never been a superstitous pers... Ack!!! A Black cat!!!
*runs away screaming*
Luke, the guy from next door has finally decided to break the ice with me.
I didn't know you lived on Tatooine... just led the lad concentrate on the Force, will ye? The fate of the universe depends on it.
It's Friday the 13th again!!!!
And I am VERY excited about today!!!
It's a local boat and a local crew
I hope everything goes well though the media is not optimistic..
Hope you'll have a wonderful time with your boyfriend.
Have a nice weekend
i mean...for me at least.