Christianity, US government, democracy

rudy rouhana
Tue, 2 Oct 2001 19:36:23 -0700 (PDT)

Dude, let's get academic about the dollar bill!  Here is a very educated
assessment of the symbols on the dollar bill ;)

With some das_boot'ish midi action going on in the background...


--- Gordon Mohr <> wrote:
> Gary Lawrence Murphy writes:
> > >>>>> "R" == Russell Turpin <> writes:
> > 
> >     R> ... On the dollar bill in my hand, there is a picture of a
> >     R> pyramid.  Does this mean the US government is based on Egyptian
> >     R> principles?
> > 
> > I find it very hard to believe that an educated person would not
> > know the meaning of that symbol and why it is on their money.
> I was educated. I didn't know. (Do you have a hard time 
> believing many things?)
> I've probably read the reasoning several times before, but
> for some reason the details didn't stick. So, checking, I 
> found:
>     Q: What is the significance of the symbols on the back of 
>        the one-dollar bill? I'm particularly interested in the 
>        eye and the pyramid.  
>     A: The eye and the pyramid shown on the reverse side of 
>        the one-dollar bill are in the Great Seal of the United 
>        States. The Great Seal was first used on the reverse of 
>        the one-dollar Federal Reserve note in 1935. The 
>        Department of State is the official keeper of the Seal. 
>        They believe that the most accurate explanation of a 
>        pyramid on the Great Seal is that it symbolizes strength 
>        and durability. The unfinished pyramid means that the 
>        United States will always grow, improve and build. In 
>        addition, the "All-Seeing Eye" located above the pyramid 
>        suggests the importance of divine guidance in favor of 
>        the American cause. The inscription ANNUIT COEPTIS 
>        translates as "He (God) has favored our undertakings," 
>        and refers to the many instances of Divine Providence 
>        during our Government's formation. In addition, the 
>        inscription NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM translates as "A new 
>        order of the ages," and signifies a new American era.  
> - Gordon

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