Secret Facts About the Knights Templar

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The Knights Templar were a Christian military order founded in the 12th century. It is generally regarded as the greatest medieval military order, but the holy organization wasn't without it's secrets. Here are some things you probably never knew about the Knights Templar.

Rumors abounded about the controversial initiation rituals the Knights had to go through before entering the order. Many men came forward and their stories agreed that they all had to deny Christ and spit on and tred upon a cross though most did this only with reluctance. They also reported having to partially or fully disrobe while they were kissed on various parts of their body.