Check out Beyonce’s Baphomet ring during a performance at Coachella. Has Beyonce sold her soul to the Devil for fame and fortune? No one forced her to sign that recording contract.
Jay Z is rumored to be a master mason and Beyonce rarely talks about God nowadays. Has Beyonce turned to the dark side? She is also wearing a rosary and has a song called Ave Maria on her album. Is Beyonce evil or just quasi-evil? Maybe Beyonce is the margarin of evil. The diet coke of evil. Only one calorie, not evil enough.
Theories on the etymology of the Baphomet are many. To some it is believed to be a corruption of the Moslem prophet “Mahomet” or in English Mohammed. The Templars fought along side Moslem Assassins during their time and it is held that they may have adopted Islamic beliefs. This doesn’t really hold water to anyone familiar with Islam as the religion forbids all forms of idolatry.
Another train of thought is that Baphomet is really a joining of two Greek words meaning absorption into wisdom. In either case the fact remains that the Templars were accused of practicing their initiations and rituals in front of a large idol of the demon Baphomet.
How did this belief come to be? Since King Philip of France sought to own the vast Templar wealth, he along with his puppet Pope Clement V had the Templars captured and tortured. During these tortures they made many confessions, among these, the disclosure that they had worshipped an idol said to be the Baphomet. Were these claims true? Perhaps we’ll never know. Jacques de Molay, who had earlier confessed his and the Templars guilt slowly burned at the stake insisting the order was innocent of all but one offence, that of allowing torture to cause them to lie and confess untruths.