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The All Seeing Eye found in the Taco Bell logo?

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posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 09:39 AM
I'm a new member here - just had to put my pennies worth in on this discussion. Whilst I can most definately see "the eye" I think on this occasion you may be jumping to a premature conclusion. Also having a go at everyone who doesnt agree with you is not exactly conducive to having a good debate about the subject. Still, its a good spot and if you feel so strongly that some secret orginsation or alien group are involved why not do some background research on the company and get some hard facts to present here in support of your argument. Just presenting a picture / logo really doesnt cut it.

posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 09:46 AM
Its reptilian's meat served in those tacos! It explains why I get a stomach ache when I go there, they serve up killer ET combo.

posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 01:45 PM

Originally posted by eudaimonia
this is kinda weird hehe

The Japanese to English translation with AltaVista is even weirder. The author describe himself as Banana criminal investigator. The translated text is unintelligible but there's alot usage of the word "chopstick" randomly for no apparent reason. Makes me wonder if Italian to English translation would insert the word "pizza" in the text?

posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 07:56 PM
i can see the eye well as other things like the CBS eye...and the eye on the dollar bill...there are many things that are hard to explain and it could be a possibility that the aliens are controlling the government and putting up symbols in well as movies have subliminal messages but until we can find more proof people will juskeep denying everything u say... it makes me wanna hit somone over the head with a chair until they believe me...haha...i love these icons... but neway back to what i was saying... the truth is out there...we jus percieve everything differently... most people don't understand something until u prove it with a well detailed report nah meanz? so the taco bell symbol to most people is just a bell and nothing more...but to me and some others...there is more to it... an eye watching us... very sick...

posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 06:58 AM
Oh god we are being taken over by reptiles, and birds from NBC and oh no chubby boys from big boy......make it stop.
come to think of it bush looks like a reptile, we'll have to watch if he walks slower in the winter. Im not saying this guy is wrong but its a long shot. Lots of eyes watching you there.

posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 07:07 AM
Wait just a thought but maybe it is a sign to other reptiles. Over the years they got scatered and the eye is a symbol of the time has come or something like that. Or if you are a reptilian in your background then they will sort of brain wash you and you will automaticaly go to a sertin place where they are teaming up. Im gonna go around tonight and shoot out every eye I can find. If I get enough I see you all on the news.

posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 01:38 PM

Did you come up with this Taco Bell conspiracy on your own or was this information relayed to you? Note the following links.

The Identity of the FNORDS

Reptilians Undercover

Reptilian Agenda -- Exposed

posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 07:21 PM

Ok, so I really don't have too much of an opinion on most of these... But it just seems to me like the eye in the Monsters Inc. logo just makes sense...

You know, since the main character is a one-eyed green monster...

Or was that all a big crazy plot too???

posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 08:32 PM
It all makes sense! Only the ingenius reptilian race could come up with the the crunch wrap supreme. No human could make such an ultimate good.

posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 09:35 AM
The one thing that sucks about being in New Orleans right now...

Taco Bell finally opened, but...


no crunch wraps... And I was so looking forward to one too...

posted on Nov, 25 2005 @ 04:17 PM
nobody said the reptillians are serving us tacos wtf dude stop bein retarded... he was talkin bout how signs are out there showing that we are being controlled... not by the government but from the reptillians...controlling the government

posted on Nov, 25 2005 @ 05:01 PM

Originally posted by FarFromDanK
Take a very close look at this picture...can you see the lizard/reptile eye centered in the middle of the pic...the pupil is the yellow semi-circle and it even has a neatly added slit to give it some more detail.....this was a reminder that they always have a close eye on you...Ill post more pics with mysterious eyes in them later..

[edit on 23-11-2005 by John bull 1]

Its a bell.....

posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 01:49 PM
Have you been to the eye doctor latlely? Does your eye doctor utilize an eye in their business logo? There is one here in Richmond, Indiana that uses the eye of Horus in their logo.

Click on the following hyperlink:

Corporate Logos Utilizing An Eye, Or Eye And Triangle

Eye in the Pyramid
By: S. Brent Morris, P.M.

In, at times, a strongly worded article Dr. S. Morris, a member and Past Master of Patmos Lodge #70, Ellicott City, Maryland, has "set the record straight" on the myth that the Great Seal of the United States represents a Masonic symbol. The facts are clearly presented, together with several examples of the use of the "All Seeing Eye" prior to any known Masonic use. This straightforward article is being presented as a STB so that Freemasons may have an answer when the question is asked "Is the Seal of the United States a Masonic symbol?"

Historians must be cautious about many well-known "facts." George Washington chopped down a cherry tree when a boy and confessed the deed to his father. Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball. Freemasons inserted some of their emblems (chief among them the eye in the pyramid) into the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States. These historical "facts" are widely popular, commonly accepted, and equally false.

The eye in the pyramid (emblazoned on the dollar bill, no less) is often cited as "evidence" that sinister conspiracies abound which will impose a "New World Order" on an unsuspecting populace. Depending on whom you hear it from, the Masons are planning the takeover themselves, or are working in concert with European bankers, or are leading (or perhaps being led by) the Illuminati (whoever they are). The notion of a world-wide Masonic conspiracy would be laughable, if it weren't being repeated with such earnest gullibility by conspiracists like Pat Robertson.

Sadly, Masons are sometimes counted among the gullible who repeat the tall tale of the eye in the pyramid, often with a touch of pride. They may be guilty of nothing worse than innocently puffing the importance of their fraternity (as well as themselves), but they're guilty nonetheless. The time has come to state the truth plainly and simply!

The Great Seal of the United States is not a Masonic emblem, nor does it contain hidden Masonic symbols.

The details are there for anyone to check, who's willing to rely on historical fact, rather than hysterical fiction.

Benjamin Franklin was the only Mason on the first design committee, and his suggestions had no Masonic content.
None of the final designers of the seal were Masons.
The interpretation of the eye on the seal is subtly different from the interpretation used by Masons.
The eye in the pyramid is not nor has it ever been a Masonic symbol

The First Committee
On Independence Day, 1776 a committee was created to design a seal for the new American nation. The committee's members were Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, with Pierre Du Simitiere as artist and consultant[1]. Of the four men involved, only Benjamin Franklin was a Mason, and he contributed nothing of a Masonic nature to the committee's proposed design for a seal.

Du Simitiere, the committee's consultant and a non-Mason, contributed several major design features that made their way into the ultimate design of the seal: 'the shield, E Pluribus Unum, MDCCLXXVI, and the eye of providence in a triangle."[2] The eye of providence on the seal thus can be traced, not to the Masons, but to a non-Mason consultant to the committee.

"The single eye was a well-established artistic convention for an 'omniscient Ubiquitous Deity' in the medallic art of the Renaissance. Du Simitiere, who suggested using the symbol, collected art books and was familiar with the artistic and ornamental devices used in Renaissance art."[3] This was the same cultural iconography that eventually led Masons to add the all-seeing eye to their symbols.

The Second and Third Committees
Congress declined the first committees suggestions as well as those of its 1780 committee. Francis Hopkinson, consultant to the second committee, had several ideas that eventually made it into the seal: "white and red stripes with- in a blue background for the shield, a radiant constellation of thirteen stars, and an olive branch."[4] Hopkinson's greatest contribution to the current seal came from his layout of a 1778 50-dollar colonial note in which he used an unfinished pyramid in the design. The third and last seal committee of 1782 produced a design that finally satisfied Congress. Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress, and William Barton, artist and consultant, borrowed from earlier designs and sketched what at length became the United States Seal.

The misinterpretation of the seal as a Masonic emblem may have been first introduced a century later in 1884. Harvard Professor Eliot Norton wrote that the reverse was 'practically incapable of effective treatment; it can hardly, (however artistically treated by the designer), look otherwise than as a dull emblem of a Masonic fraternity.[5]

Interpreting the Symbol
The "Remarks and Explanations" of Thomson and Barton are the only explanation of the symbols' meaning. Despite what anti-Masons may believe, there's no reason to doubt the interpretation accepted by the Congress.

The Pyramid signified Strength and Duration: The Eye over it & the Motto allude to the many signal interpositions of providence in favor of the American cause.[6]

The committees and consultants who designed the great Seal of the United States contained only one Mason, Benjamin Franklin. The only possibly Masonic design element among the very many on the seal is the eye of providence, and the interpretation of it by the designers is different from that used by Masons. The eye on the seal represents an active intervention of God in the affairs of men, while the Masonic symbol stands for a passive awareness by God of the activities of men.

The first "official" use and definition of the all-seeing eye as a Masonic symbol seems to have come in 1797 with The Freemasons Monitor of Thomas Smith Webb -- 14 years after Congress adopted the design for the seal. Here's how Webb explains the symbol.

"[A]nd although our thoughts, words and actions, may be hidden from the eyes of man, yet that All-Seeing Eye, whom the Sun, Moon and Stars obey, and under whose watchful care even comets perform their stupendous revolutions, pervades the inmost recesses of the human heart, will reward us according to our merits."[7]

The Eye in the Pyramid
Besides the subtly different interpretations of the symbol, it is notable that Webb did not describe the eye as being in a triangle. Jeremy Ladd Cross published The True Masonic Chart or Hieroglyphic Monitor in 1819, essentially an illustrated version of Webb's Monitor. In this first "official" depiction of Webb's symbol, Cross had illustrator Amos Doolittle depict the eye surrounded by a semicircular glory.[8]

The all-seeing eye thus appears to be a rather recent addition to Masonic symbolism. It is not found in any of the Gothic Constitutions, written from about 1390 to 1730. The eye -- sometimes in a triangle, sometimes in clouds, but nearly always surrounded by a glory -- was a popular Masonic decorative device in the latter half of the 18th century. Its use as a design element seems to have been an artistic representation of the omniscience of God, rather than some generally accepted Masonic symbol.

Its meaning in all cases, however, was that commonly given it by society at large -- a reminder of the constant presence of God. For example, in 1614 the frontispiece of The History of the World by Walter Raleigh showed an eye in a cloud labeled "Providentia" overlooking a globe. It has not been suggested that Raleigh's story is a Masonic document despite the use of the all-seeing eye.

The eye of Providence was part of the common cultural iconography of the 17th and 18th centuries. When placed in a triangle, the eye went beyond a general representation of God to a strongly Trinitarian statement. It was during this period that Masonic ritual and symbolism evolved; and it is not surprising that many symbols common to and understood by the general society made their way into Masonic ceremonies. Masons may have preferred the triangle because of the frequent use of the number 3 in their ceremonies: three degrees, three original grand masters, three principal officers, and so on. Eventually the all-seeing eye came to be used officially by Masons as a symbol for God, but this happened towards the end of the eighteenth century, after congress had adopted the seal.

A pyramid, whether incomplete or finished, however, has never been a Masonic symbol. It has no generally accepted symbolic meaning, except perhaps permanence or mystery. The combining of the eye of providence overlooking an unfinished pyramid is a uniquely American, not Masonic, icon, and must be interpreted as its designers intended. It has no Masonic context.

It's hard to know what leads some to see Masonic conspiracies behind world events, but once that hypothesis is accepted, any jot and title can be misinterpreted as "evidence." The Great Seal of the United States is a classic example of such a misinterpretation, and some Masons are as guilty of the exaggeration as many anti-Masons.

The Great Seal and Masonic symbolism grew out of the same cultural milieu. While the all-seeing eye had been popularized in Masonic designs of the late eighteenth century, it did not achieve any sort of official recognition until Webb's 1797 Monitor. Whatever status the symbol may have had during the design of the Great Seal, it was not adopted or approved or endorsed by any Grand Lodge.

The seal's Eye of Providence and the Mason's All Seeing Eye each express Divine Omnipotence, but they are parallel uses of a shared icon, not a single symbol.

[1] Robert Hieronimus, America's Secret Destiny (Rochester, Vt.: Destiny Books, 1989), p. 48.

[2] Patterson and Dougall in Hieronimus, p. 48.

[3] Hieronimus, p. 81.

[4] Hieronimus, p. 51.

[5] Hieronimus, p. 57.

[6] C. Thomas and W. Barton in Hieronimus, p. 54.

[7] Thomas Smith Webb, The Freemasons Monitor or Illustrations of Masonry (Salem, Mass.: Cushing and Appleton, 1821), p. 66.

[8] Jeremy Ladd Cross, The True Masonic Chart or Hieroglyphic Monitor, 3rd ed. (New Haven, Conn.: By the Author, 1824), plate 22.

Cross, Jeremy Ladd. The True Masonic Chart or Hieroglyphic Monitor, 3rd ed. New Haven, Conn.: By the Author, 1824.

Hieronimus, Robert. America's Secret Destiny. Rochester, Vt.: Destiny Books, 1989.

Webb, Thomas Smith. The Freemasons Monitor or Illustrations of Masonry. Salem, Mass.: Cushing and Appleton, 1821.

SOURCE: The Masonic Service Association of North America

[edit on 11/28/05 by Frank4YAHWEH]

posted on May, 23 2008 @ 11:23 AM
it does not look like an eye

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