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photoblog image When We Least Believe It?

When We Least Believe It?

 

Symbolic of the Eye of God, it's the symbol of God's Divine watchfulness

and ever-present care of the universe.

(as seen at the Masonic Lodge in Gorinchem, NL, in September 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

When We Least Believe It?

 

Symbolic of the Eye of God, it's the symbol of God's Divine watchfulness

and ever-present care of the universe.

(as seen at the Masonic Lodge in Gorinchem, NL, in September 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

comments (31)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2015, 01:07
We have to know it ;-)

Wonderful image smile
Ginnie Hart: Not everyone knows/believes it, Cherry, but surely God knows!
I think he needs to have a word with some people, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: A word with a LOT of people, Frank. (sigh)
He is everywhere Ginnie... i'm glad that He stopped to pose for you....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: If we don't believe, Peter, we are of all people most miserable!
I certainly like how you've presented it, Ginnie!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. It's almost eerie when you see it there at the front of the room all lit up, looking back at you.
Looking at us from everywhere...Great capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard, and my one true belief, even when it may appear God is nowhere to be found.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 16 Nov 2015, 06:10
Pauline and I took a similar picture last month, Ginnie. It does look as if it wouldn't miss much!
Ginnie Hart: Now I wonder where you and Pauline saw such an eye, Lisl? And what amazed me the most was that we were allowed to visit inside this Masonic Lodge on our Open Monument Day here in Gorinchem. In the USA we are never allowed entrance into such a holy place unless we're Masons.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 16 Nov 2015, 06:32
Bizarre cet œil.
Ginnie Hart: Not something we usually get to see, Martine, that's for sure.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Nov 2015, 06:33
The all seeing eye. I wonder if there should be a teardrop added. A lot of people make a mess of this place.
It was quite a surprise that we were able to enter that place. Now at the Gorcum Museum is an exhibition about Masons. I wonder what it shown.
Ginnie Hart: There will always be the bad apple that tries to ruin the rest of the bushel, MLMA. We have to make sure that doesn't happen, as long as we have anything to do with it. God have mercy on us all! Let's make sure we go soon to see this new exhibition at our local museum....
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Nov 2015, 06:34
Oh, there is a Masonic Lodge in Gorinchem! Yes, HE is everywhere as I hope. It is also a symbol of the Holy Trinity. I often saw this symbol in churches.
Ginnie Hart: We have to believe, Philine, don't we, lest we lose all hope....
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2015, 06:42
I don't think it's looking straight at me..
Ginnie Hart: No need for it to look straight at you, Chris, assuming you are blameless! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2015, 07:03
Do Masons have a God, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: If so, Ray, that God used to be extremely secretive in my growing-up day back in America, which is why I was so shocked to be allowed entrance to this holy of holies here.
superbe réalisation!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: It seemed appropriate for right now, JP. Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Nov 2015, 07:10
"Today, the Eye of Providence is often associated with Freemasonry. The Eye first appeared as part of the standard iconography of the Freemasons in 1797, with the publication of Thomas Smith Webb's Freemasons Monitor. Here, it represents the all-seeing eye of God and is a reminder that a Mason's thoughts and deeds are always observed by God (who is referred to in Masonry as the Great Architect of the Universe). Typically, the Masonic Eye of Providence has a semi-circular glory below the eye. Sometimes the Eye is enclosed by a triangle.

Popular among conspiracy theorists is the claim that the Eye of Providence shown atop an unfinished pyramid on the Great Seal of the United States indicates the influence of Freemasonry in the founding of the United States."
Ginnie Hart: I have read this before, Philine, and am reminded why growing up in America there was always a sense of mystery and secrecy surrounding the Masons. That's the main reason why I was shocked when I found out we could visit their Holy of Holies on our Open Monument Day here in Gorinchem. Astrid and I now want to go see the Masons exhibition at our nearby Gorcums Museum.
My father was a Mason but I never wanted to join
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if he told you any of the mysterious secrets, Bill???
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 16 Nov 2015, 08:17
Joli post
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
God must be thinking, "I don't get it, when did I ever say that killing was ok. I'll have to read my book again"
Ginnie Hart: Spot on, Chad!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Nov 2015, 08:50
A fine image, Ginnie. He has his work cut out these days ....sad
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan, and I'm afraid so. (sigh)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Nov 2015, 09:13
No emotion in that eye. The art work has something Egyptian (hieroglyphics) about it.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Louis. Astrid says there should be a tear there!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Nov 2015, 09:47
Mozart was a Freemason and many other famous persons! Nowadays also women are admitted in some lodges.
Ginnie Hart: Wow. I didn't know either of those two facts, Philine.
The eye of God and Big Brother are all watching. I must wear more when I am alone in the house. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! But then, I suppose neither of them care at all, Mary. smile
I never knew this Ginnie even though I have been in a couple of masonic lodges over the years for social reasons. My Best man at our wedding has been a mason for at least 30 years, I was approached locally a couple of times over the years to consider joining a lodge but decided against it.
Ginnie Hart: In my past life (in America), Brian, I knew a couple Masonic men who were always very mysterious about their "secrets." It always gave me pause...kinda like a cult, if that makes sense? So you can imagine my surprise when at this Open Monument Day there were several men who wanted to tell us everything!
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 16 Nov 2015, 14:22
The image itself is pretty powerful and a little unsettling!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Emily. It does give one pause!
So appropriate for now...
Ginnie Hart: It's been in my Unassigned bin for a year, Robin, and now, finally, DID seem appropriate. (sigh)
He must have blinked last Friday
Ginnie Hart: It does make us wonder, Martin, doesn't it!
Rather spooky, isn't it?
Ginnie Hart: It definitely can be, Tom!
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 16 Nov 2015, 22:08
In an Egyptian style !! ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed! smile
A most unsettling image...
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine seeing this in church every Sunday, Larry???
I think we need more than the eye of god in the world these days.
Ginnie Hart: You have a point, Michael, since it's definitely a dance, with everyone doing their part!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 17 Nov 2015, 05:46
God looks a little scary peeking thru that illuminati triange lol... once i accidentally stopped at a masonic lodge looking for directions, and asked the guy 'wow do you guys REALLY worship satan??' lol he laughed, and i said 'no really' and he walked away hahahaha
Ginnie Hart: There was always a lot of mystery surrounding the Masons when I grew up, Elaine. And we were NEVER EVER allowed inside the temple/lodge. A bit of the mystery was dispelled when we walked around the Masonic lodge here in Gorinchem. And now there is a Masonic exhibition at our nearby museum which Astrid and I plan to see soon. Very intriguing. Satanic? I doubt it...at least not with their motto of "Know thyself."
excellent shot, Ginnie. i love the liquid, molten, golden feel about this
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. It's definitely magnetic when you see it in a room!
  • Petra
  • Czech Republic
  • 19 Nov 2015, 20:28
Egyptian, with a tear, that sounds apt... I loved reading the comments to your impressive photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Petra. An added tear really would set this apart!

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