Friday, October 5, 2007

Jacques de Molay innocent OK?

There is a theory that any chat-group thread must descend to when party A calls party B a Nazi. At which point the victory is declared.

Malcolm's experiences suggest that something similar happens in any debate on the hot-topic of the 14th century. To whit: the Templars [Ominous theme music off].

But, what's this?
Vatican book on Templars' demise

The Vatican is to publish a book which is expected to shed light on the demise of the Knights Templar, a Christian military order from the Middle Ages.

The book is based on a document known as the Chinon parchment, found in the Vatican Secret Archives six years ago after years of being incorrectly filed.

The document is a record of the heresy hearings of the Templars before Pope Clement V in the 14th Century.

The official who found the paper says it exonerates the knights entirely.
Oh dear.

It's like that That Was the Week That Was clip, which went something like this:
Late breaking news:
The Ministry of Defence report that a nuclear device was inadvertently dropped on Frinton. [Apologetic voice off: Sorry!]
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