Great Seal of the United States
I recenlty found this disturbing information at the U.S Treasury's website:
"Question - 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.
Answer - 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."
Can anyone give me any references that support the idea that God assisted in the formation of the U.S? If no, why are we allowing this myth to have the backing of our govenment. Doesn't the preputation of this myth violate the 1st admendment - i.e. our government is promoting a religious belief?
The Great Seal
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. - Seneca