Danet: Well, Im
not guilty of anything myself. Ive never done anything
I shouldnt. But when I was in Cyprus some of those Spanish
brothers didnt believe in the holy sacraments of the Church.
And Brother Hugh of Ampurias went over to the Muslims. And the
commander of Castle Pilgrim, he denied Christ and he used to
make the brothers he received into the Order deny Christ. And
I never heard that any of the Brothers worshipped a head like
in the charges against the Order, but I heard a Brother in Spain
had a head that used to answer questions. Mind you, all the Spanish
own heads like that.
Interviewer: Thank you, Commander. Now, to assess the commanders testimony, we have here in the studio an expert on talking heads. Professor, what is your opinion of the commanders testimony?
Professor: Of course ever since King Alfonso VI of Castile captured the city of Toledo with its fine scientific library, Spain has been an international centre of excellence for scientific research. And magic is just one branch of science, albeit arguably the most controversial. But I would question whether the commanders testimony is based on fact or on the Spanish racial stereotype: dabbling in magic, and so on and so on.
Interviewer: Thank you, Professor. We asked some of the representatives of the Irish friars campaign to abolish the Templars, or CAT, to come on to the programme to discuss Commander Danets testimony with us. And here on my right is Friar Richard de Balybyn of the friars preacher, and on my left Friar Roger of the Austin friars.
Interviewer: Dominum. Now, Friar Richard: what can you tell us about Commander Danet?
Friar Richard: All the Templars are guilty, as guilty as can be. This is a great scandal to the people and a danger to souls. Brother Danet used to sleep with the grand master of the Temple when he was in Cyprus, and the grand master made him commander of Ireland for life as a reward.
Interviewer: Friar Roger, have you anything to add to that?
Friar Roger: All the Templars are guilty, as guilty as can be. This is a great scandal to the people and a danger to souls. Brother Danet used to sleep with the grand master of the Temple when he was in Cyprus, and the grand master made him commander of Ireland for life as a reward.
Interviewer: What evidence can you produce to support these allegations?
of Irish friars
(sing to the tune of Little Jack Horner):
Omnes Templari sunt culpabiles
Quam culpabiles possunt;
Hoc est scandalum in populo
et periculum animarum.
All the Templars are guilty
As guilty as can be;
This is a scandal to the populace
And a danger to souls.
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