2. kind of; see here for an explanation of who and what the Templars were. http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/anti-masonry/templars.html
3. Secretive in our modes and methods of recognition yes, but everything else is pretty much fair game and easily found.
It is also a longheld theory/conspiracy that some of what was left of the Templars were able to blend into the early Freemason Lodges to escape persecution. This same belief also applies to organizations like the short lived Illuminati. Although in the former, 2 concordant bodies have secured the legend of the Templars by paying hommage to the Knights by symbolically initiating its members into them into the ancient and honorable Order.
This is just so fascinating..
"I`m the Grand Mistress of the Templar Order....and your Queen "
Sig by Silvermercy...such a nice gal
RANDOM QUESTS ...LOL
Don't think Breivik, or however you spell his name i don't really care much for him, was a mason, he was just delusional although his templar claims do make you stop and think.
Ye i love a good conspiracy.
I was talking my dad about freemasons once (my granddad was a freemason and thats where my limited knowledge of them comes from) and he was like ye you know that guy at your uncles golf club, apparently he's a fixer for the freemasons.
D'know if it was true or not but I was just like wow thats so cool.
P.s. if you ever join a Lodge Taffy, there is a special honor for men like you who have had fathers or g/f in the craft. You would be called a Lewis.
Unfortunately my Grandad died before i was born so the only thing i knew about masons was what my dad has told me. He sais he was offered the chance to join but turned it down, can't remember his reason.
Imagine you'd have some good nights and get some good banter.