The Knights Templar and the Curse of 1,000 Years
When the last Grandmaster of the Knights Templar was convicted on false charges and burnt at the stake, along with many of his fellow Christian Knights, he vowed revenge. He reassured his fellow Knights, who were being framed for supposedly participating in insanely disgusting Occult rituals that they had never even heard of, and were obviously fabrications. He told his Christian brothers:
‘Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us – God will avenge us.’
The case against de Molay and the Knights Templar involved numerous and obviously illegal court proceedings. In short, they were, quite literally framed and convicted of some of the most absurd charges imaginable. Grand Master de Molay was enraged at the entire affair. In fact, he vowed to see the pope and the King of France before the throne of God before the year’s end.
As Wikipedia relates the matter, Grand Master Jacque de Molay cursed both the Pope and the King of France. He decried his execution and insisted on his innocence, promising to appeal the conviction after his death, ‘to the living and true God, who is in Heaven’. He also predicted that ‘the pope…within a year and a day, [both] he and Philip IV would be obliged to answer for their crimes in God’s presence.’
Was the curse real? Many believe it was. The historical speak for themselves. The Pope and King followed de Molay to their own graves very quickly. Wikipedia writes: ‘It is true that Philip and Clement V both died within a year of Molay’s execution.’ Coincidence? I doubt it. I very much doubt it, indeed…