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What do you know about the Knights Templar

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I'm writing a research paper for a college class and I'm just curious as to how many people know anything about the Knights Templar and what they think happened to them.

Have you ever heard of the the Knights Templar? Or the "Poor Knights of Christ"/"Order of the Temple of Solomon"/etc. ?

64% (9) Yes
7% (1) No (please leave the rest blank)
21% (3) I've heard of them but I don't know a lot about them.
7% (1) I'm a medieval scholar, of course I've heard of them!

14 voters have answered this question.

For those of you who know they were put on trial for heresy, do you believe they were innocent or guilty?

66% (8) Innocent
8% (1) Guilty
8% (1) Mostly innocent, but some bad ones condemned them all.
8% (1) Mostly guilty, but there were some good ones.
8% (1) Guilty in the upper levels, most knights were innocent.

12 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe the Knights Templar (not necessarily pertaining to Freemasonry) still exist in some form today?

42% (6) Yes
0% (0) No
7% (1) Yes, they became Freemasonry
21% (3) Yes, they became a distinct part of Freemasonry
21% (3) Yes, but I'm not sure what they are now
7% (1) No, but some groups claim to be descendants of the knights
0% (0) Other

14 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2006-04-22 22:16:59 by SAR181
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