The All-Seeing Eye: The Symbolism Of The All Watching Eye

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One symbol is seen every single day by millions of people, mostly in the United States, but also in some other countries. This symbol is the all seeing eye, which is located on the back on the dollar bill. The eye was associated as a symbol of freemasonry since 1797 as well as related to Egyptian mythology and a part of much religious theology. The all-seeing eye, also known as the Eye of Providence, represents the eye of god watching over all humans. The symbol is an eye in a triangle, with rays of light shining out all around it. One of its most common features in on the dollar bill. The eye is on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States which was used for the first time in 1782 (Systematic Theology). It is known to be the idea of an art consultant by the name of Pierre Eugene du Simitiere. The eye on the seal sits upon an unfinished pyramid with 13 steps, representing the 13 original colonies. The top is unfinished to represent that there is still much building of the country to be done. At the bottom of the pyramid, the year 1776 is shows in roman numerals, it seems to represent that gods eye, favors the United States ro prosper. There were three members on the original design team of the seal, and out of all…show more content…
General providence, which is god’s constant upkeep of the world, and special providence, which is god’s major intervention of life, both fall into the category of Divine Providence, which is used as a title of god or a supreme being. Each religion has a different theology of the Divine Providence, many have similarities, but they also have there differences. The Catholic theology implies that god is greatly involved in the plan for the world, and that god has a plan for every soul. This idea of providence goes even further to be states by John Calvin that our thought of free will is actually limited to choices that god has already
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