Christianity, US government, democracy
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Gary Lawrence Murphy writes:
> > >>>>> "R" == Russell Turpin <email@example.com> 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
> 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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