Badger Blog Alliance

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Monday, August 18, 2008

What a crock.

A group of people claiming to be the heirs of the legendary Knights Templar are suing Pope Benedict XVI, seeking more than $150 billion for assets seized by the Catholic Church seven centuries ago.

They also want to restore the order's good name.

…a group called the Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ has filed suit in a Spanish court, asking for an apology from the pope and recognition that land and property worth about $150 billion today was seized from the Templars.
This is like reparations for African-Americans on steroids.

On the other hand, can someone who supports reparations for African Americans honestly oppose this? Okay, so it all happened between 8 and 10 centuries ago, but still. Isn’t it the same principle?

Loved this part:

The Vatican will never reimburse the group, Govan says, because its members cannot prove that they are descendants of the Knights Templar.
This thing starts taking root, I’m going to claim descendancy from a Templar.