Because William Barton suggested it be part of the Reverse of the Great Seal of the United States. Its meaning was "strength and duration". America being a new country, the hope was that what the founding fathers developed would last 3000+ years, much as the pyramids have.
Originally posted by Ledragon
Is there knights Templars still around today... Hmmmm just ask yourself this question... why is there an egyption peromid on the back of an American $1 bill,
The 13 colonies who were the foundation of our country.
and what does it represent
Because it was an unfinished country. It was a work in progress, overseen by God (the eye above it).
and why is there NO top on the peromid?
Nope. Still doesn't answer anything about the Knights Templar being around today. But they're not. So it really doesn't matter.
once you can answer these 3 basic questions, then you'll have your answer!
Originally posted by Raider of Truth
reply to post by BigCity1
Lots of talk and rumors that Switzerland IS the templar country as the flag is very similar and they have a quite powerful army for a neutral country of it's size as well as having the most famous banks in the world (The templars created modern day banking during the crusades)
If they are part of the Freemasons then it must be a very top few and they only approach masons they believe could be useful or loyal to them.
I love the Knights Templar they just fascinate me and their armor was amazing. My family looked after a number of Templars during the purge when they came to Scotland with a chest according to the diaries and 14 knights of our family were in fact Templars. It might be genetic in why i find them fascinating.
[edit on 17/05/09 by Raider of Truth]
The corps, which some historians consider the oldest standing army in the world, was founded in 1506 by Pope Giulio II. Tradition has it that he was so impressed by the bravery of Swiss mercenaries that he asked them to defend the Vatican. Ever since, for more than 500 years, Switzerland has been supplying soldiers to the Vatican. The Swiss Guards swear an oath to give up their lives to protect the pope — and in centuries past, they have. In 1527, 147 of them died protecting Pope Clement VII as he fled to safety when the troops of Emperor Charles V sacked Rome.
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