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#1 snoopymom

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:53 PM

I was reading somewhere that the origin of the bad luck associated with Friday the 13th came from a raid on Templar Knights by the French Kings. Anyone else ever hear this?
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 09:01 PM

Both the number 13 and the day of the week Friday have had varied "reputations" throughout the centuries - sometimes considered to be holy and at other times considered to be unholy. In the Western world, the superstition linking Friday the 13th with being unlucky is primarily associated with the final Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques Demolay, and the date of Friday, October the 13th, 1307 AD (Old Style - OS) In 1099 AD the Roman Catholic Church - via the now infamous bloody religious wars of the Christian Crusades - regained control over the holy city of Jerusalem. However, the lands surrounding Jerusalem were still in the hands of the Moslems. According to traditional versions of the story, a warrior order of the Roman Catholic Church eventually banded together that was (allegedly) for purposes of protecting Christian travelers on their way to the holy city of Jerusalem. The warrior order was officially recognized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1118 AD, and they were at that time provided with a headquarters building located on Mount Moriah. This building was located on a site traditionally thought to be the former Temple of King Solomon. Thus, the warrior order became known as the Knights of the Temple, or the Knights Templar.


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Posted 04 April 2005 - 09:05 PM

yep. you got it.

http://insightscoop....ts_templar.html

On Friday the Thirteenth of October, 1307, French royal officials arrested every Templar in the kingdom, about 2000 persons. At most these included 150 professed Knights, the others being of lower rank. Philip had secured permission for his raid from the national Inquisitor General, who happened to be his own confessor. Only belatedly did he notify Pope Clement V, a fellow Frenchman, who was shocked by the affair.



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Posted 04 April 2005 - 10:50 PM

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 09:48 PM

LOL brat I know ya do!
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 10:56 AM

That is very interesting. I always wondered about that date.
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 11:35 AM

It certainly was bad luck for the Templars, wasn't it?
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:14 AM

With a Friday the 13th coming up, will anyone been taking extra precautions? Or is it just another day for you all?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:40 AM

With a Friday the 13th coming up, will anyone been taking extra precautions? Or is it just another day for you all?


I intend to stay out of France. :)

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:06 PM

With a Friday the 13th coming up, will anyone been taking extra precautions? Or is it just another day for you all?


I intend to stay out of France. :)


LOL me too! Otherwise I take no precautions.
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 09:11 PM

Iíve always considered Friday the 13th lucky for me.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:00 PM

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:42 PM

I completely forgot what date it was on Friday, so no, it never bothers me. Anyway, at least three members of my family were born on the 13th of the month so that's hardly unlucky.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:05 PM

I recall seeing a story about Friday the 13th on some tv show or other a few years back. They said that the negative connotation comes from some king being beheaded on that date. Dont recall what country or what king. Thought I'd pass that along.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:43 PM

I recall seeing a story about Friday the 13th on some tv show or other a few years back. They said that the negative connotation comes from some king being beheaded on that date. Dont recall what country or what king. Thought I'd pass that along.

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