Originally posted by Deaf Alien
reply to post by Dustytoad
THEN explain it! Why hide it?
Let them explain it!
I'm a Mason, and I'd be happy to explain that there's nothing to explain.
The Great Seal of the United States was adopted by Congress in 1782. greatseal.com...
There were a number of committees that worked on the design over the years, and there were Masons on two of the early design teams, but none of the
elements that they suggested were in the final design, and none of the members of the final design team were Masons.
There is nothing Masonic about an eye in an unfinished pyramid.
The eye is the all seeing eye of God, and has been used as a symbol for more than 2000 years. It represents God's omniscience. In the context of the
Great Seal, it goes with the motto Annuit Coeptis, which loosely translates as "God favors our undertakings." Basically the US was a new country, the
pyramid was the foundation of its growth, and it the founders, being religious men, believed that God was benevolent to the creation of the
The eye in the pyramid was never used in Masonry. The eye in the pyramid was never used by the Illuminati.
In 1956 a conspiracy theorist named William Guy Carr wrote a book called Pawns in the Game
where he made the claim that the great seal of the
US was an Illuminati symbol, but he made absolutely no effort to back up that claim with any sources. He basically made it up. And almost every
conspiracy theorist since 1956 has take it as gospel without questioning it. (More recently, other lies in that book have been researched and debunked
as well. The bit about the seal was hardly unique in Carr's willingness to make stuff up to have a more sensationalist book.)
I've looked. I've dug through books from Edith Starr Miller, Nesta Webster, John Robinson, etc, conspiracy writers from the 1800s and early 1900s, and
not a one of them makes any connection between the seal and either Masons or the Illuminati. Not a one.
Carr made it up. People believed it. And so now it's become an icon that people instantly associate with the Illuminati, but do so entirely based on a
So there's your explanation.
The seal is on the back of the dollar because it's the seal of the United States. It wasn't ANYTHING prior to being the seal of the United States, and
it's perfectly reasonable for a United States currency to include it's own seal.
edit on 2012.10.18 by JoshNorton because: (no reason