jack121 Posted December 19, 2021 Share Posted December 19, 2021 2 minutes ago, SoundOfSilence said: I don't want to derail this thread much further. I'll make a final comment and then you can have the last word. I think there is a natural tendency for projection. Particularly when looking back at historical events we tend to look at them through the lens of today. There is a 1930s film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers called 'Swing Time'. In the film Fred Astaire wears black face while performing a dance. Of course modern audiences would be horrified by this. Viewing it as deeply racist. In reality Fred was paying tribute to his mentor Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson. In the routine he was dressed as Sportin' Life from the 1935 Broadway show Porgy and Bess. Also paying tribute to another tap dance legend John Bubbles. 1930s audiences would have understood this and not regarded it as offensive. Eleanor Powell also wore blackface in the 1930s when she performed Bojangles' famous stair routine. She asked permission from Bill Robinson first. He was so honored that he even taught her his famous routine. Which he never did. A modern audience watching these films would be appalled. But in reality no insult was intended. Rather it was to pay respect to the pioneers of tap dancing. And that is the problem with applying a modern lens to a lot of this symbolism. You are taking it out of its historical context and applying criteria to it that just did not exist at the time it was adopted. Take the Swastika. I don't think anyone would seriously accuse the ancient Hindus of being Nazis. A lot of your post relies on drawing imaginary lines between things, counting feathers to come up with significant numbers etc. But why? Freemasonry wasn't a secret society. It was open to anyone. They didn't need to hide their symbols. I note the number 103 that you came up with. I do hope that wasn't based on the English language. I cringe whenever idiots on YouTube try and apply gematria in that way. It only works with Hebrew and other magical languages. In Hebrew a letter has a meaning as well as being a letter and a number. So when a word is spelled the letter making up the word also comprise numbers. So even if I grant that the all seeing eye adopted on great seal was totally Masonic, Masonry still hadn't been infiltrated and co-opted like it has today. Up until the mid 1700s Masonry lodges were Christian. yes but the one eye of the dajjal has been known about for almost 1500 years, and they have been waiting for their leader the dajjal ever since then Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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