Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, scrapped Knight and Dame titles from the Australian Honour System. This led to the misconception, that those titles bestowed onto a Squire/Page from any Order (like ours or E.g. the Order of the Hospitallers); do not exist anymore. That is NOT so, and they are still bestowed onto eligible persons.
NO – this website of the Order of the Australian Templar Knights is NOT just another group of so-called Templar Knights.
YES – we represent and follow the same ideas and ideals of so many groups, which do a great job and follow the basics of monarchy, nobility, chivalry, Knighthood as-such and maybe even the St Bernhard’s Rules; BUT, we keep and uphold the truth, any truth even if it hurts. (John 8:32)
The Knights Templar take from the basic idea of a universal conception of the world the essential features, forming from them a common creed, taking into account practical reality, time and existing members, as well as its weaknesses; this, in turn, provides the basis for a positive realization of this world-vision itself in the tight organization of its members.
Three groups of people under an authority
The first group, with the most numerous members, consists of people who meet more or less freely. The will of the individual does not matter. For them, the very fact of the existence of such a group is justified in a consecrated inviolability.
2) The second group is a bit smaller. Its members impose some conditions on the organisation. They want the same administrative rights; and, if possible, a say in the decision making. The leadership of the group is no longer inviolable and will be tested for its appropriateness. The sacredness of the age of the group does not protect from criticism.
3) The third group is the numerical smallest. The members see it as a means to soften their mostly very unclear ideas. The hope for individual participation and individual empowerment inevitably leads to failure and destruction of the group.
What was kept alive through our history was the knowledge our predecessors acquired with the sword and defended it with their lives. Nowadays we have to be very careful when adding new blood. It could lead to the unfortunate fragmentation of our Order. The existing knowledge must be preserved, promoted, and passed on by all means. Over-individualism can not fulfill such a task.
Don’t ever be angry, it’s a punishment you give to yourself for somebody else’s mistake.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restrained. If words control you, that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Thus, the highest purpose of the Order is the concern for the preservation of those ancient primordial elements that, as cultural beneficiaries, create the beauty and dignity of higher knowledge. We, as Templar Knights, are thus able to imagine under guidance the living organism of a group, which not only ensures the preservation of this growth but also leads it to the highest freedom through the furthering of its spiritual and idealistic capacities.
We celebrate our victories but we don’t mourn our loss like the palm fronds waving, tearful pacifist mourners. We were founded by the victorious sword of special peoples, taking it into the service of a higher civilization. Anyone who speaks of a mission of the Order of the Templar Knights on earth must know that it can exist only in the formation of a tight togetherness of individuals with the same goal. Templar Knights see their highest task in the preservation and promotion of the undamaged noblest elements not only of our history, indeed but also about our future.
It is, of course, easier to see in authority only the formal mechanism of an organization; than the sovereign embodiment of the self-preservation instinct of a group in the time we live in. The leaders of such an entity must not lose sight of their principals and the goal of the organisation. Any introduction of a variety of Knowledge will inevitably lead to an increase of the overall understanding and implementation of the purpose of the group.
JIHAD (Holy War) – is a war fought in one’s own country, to fight against the infiltration of another religious belief.
The church makes extraordinary admissions about its New Testament. For example, when discussing the origin of those writings, ‘the most distinguished body of academic opinion ever assembled’ (Catholic Encyclopaedias, Preface) admits that the Gospels ‘do not go back to the first century of the Christian era’ (Catholic Encyclopaedia, Farley ed., vol. VI, p.137, pp. 655-6). This statement conflicts with priesthood assertions that the earliest Gospels were progressively written during the decades following the death of Jesus Christ. In a remarkable aside, the Church further admits that ‘the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD’ ( Catholic Encyclopaedia, op. Cit., pp. 655-7). That is 350 years after the time the church claims that Jesus Christ walked the sands of Palestine, and here the true story of Christian origin slips into one of the biggest black holes in history.
The New Testaments quotes many historical events, but the historical writings state not one of the religious events.
Gospel = God spell
If a group of people thinks that a certain sum of the highest energy and vigour is united in one goal, and thus is withdrawn from the inertia of the broad masses, these few percents have become the masters of the whole number. The history of the Templar Knights was made by minorities who had the will and the determination. What may be aggravating today is really the prerequisite for our success. It is precisely in the greatness and difficulty of our task that there is the likelihood that only the best people will come together to pursue it.
The principle and basic idea of Templar Knights, can not be infiltrated by other ideas or dogmas. It would destroy the very soul and satisfaction of being a Soldier fighting for the truth. A hybrid organisation has no chance to survive by keeping more than one basic idea alive. The culture of being a Templar Knight is unique. By diluting it, it would create a herd of followers with no goal. Templar Knights uphold that very culture because they are the carrier, no better; they are the creator of that culture.
What are you? A religious or a spiritual person?
If you are a religious person – you believe what you were, and be told about your God, which makes you feel in awe and keeps you scared about punishments in the present as well as in the afterlife. But above all, you are not looking for facts and would dare to ask questions.
If you are a spiritual person – you believe that there could be a higher being. That believe makes you feel at ease and at peace with yourself; and your surroundings. But above all, you believe in facts and you are not shy in asking questions.