FAQ: The all-seeing eye and pyramid in the Great Seal are Masonic, right?

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    The all-seeing eye and pyramid in the Great Seal are Masonic, right?

    No. The unfinished pyramid in the Great Seal of the United States is
    actually the design of a non-Mason. Only one Mason worked on the Great
    Seal. The all-seeing eye, symbolic to many as the Supreme Creator, has
    been used by Masons, but it is not a universally-accepted Masonic
    symbol. Many have used the all-seeing eye in their art, and few of
    them are Masons.

    The pyramid has been linked to the triangle, which is symbolic in many
    Masonic Lodges. But a pyramid is not a triangle. There is no
    Masonically symbolic import to the pyramid.
     
  2. Warrior1256

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    I believe that Ben Franklin was the only Freemason on any of the three groups that worked on the Great Seal. His suggestions was the Pharoah chasing the Israelites across the Red Sea and getting crushed. It was rejected.
     
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