Why is there a pyramid with an all-seeing eye on the back of the dollar bill?

Lucius

Forum Staff
Jan 2007
16,363
Nebraska
The Shriners operate charity hospitals for children and they like to tap a keg every once in a while. That's about it.
 

MrStoff1989

Historum Emeritas
Aug 2006
844
Tennessee
In everything I've ever seen, it's the All-Seeing Eye of Providence. It's a masonic artifact used in many different Lodges.
 

NAT

Apr 2008
147
Quite a few of our Founders are reputed to have been Masons.
I personally don't see the big deal, they are merely another Christian sect after all.
 

Edgewaters

Ad Honorem
Jul 2007
9,098
Canada
The early US was English and I don't think Americans really appreciate the role of the Masons in English society. In the US the Masons are viewed as some sort of occult conspiracy. In English society the Masons are more like an old boy's club, a fraternal society, more akin to the Oddfellows than to a Satanic cult. If it is a Masonic symbol, it's nothing nefarious or conspiratorial, if anything, it's just providing a sense of continuity for the early Americans (who were mostly Englishmen). The same old boys that used to be in charge, were still in charge, and nothing too revolutionary was happening.