Um, why is your avatar an upside-down masonic pyramid?
First off, let's have a look at both of them, side by side, Eye to Eye so to speak...
Then, let's have look at some underlying definitions as to what it is above, and what is below:
__________________________________+ WHAT IS ABOVE? +
Capstone [káp stohn]
1. top stone: a stone used at the top of a wall or another structure
2. high point: something considered the highest achievement.
- Encarta World English DictionaryCapstone (kapstn) n.
1. The top stone of a structure or wall.
2. The crowning achievement or final stroke; the culmination or acme.
- American Heritage DictionaryANSWER: The Capstone
__________________________________+ WHAT IS BELOW? +Cornerstone
1. the basic part of something, on which everything depends.
2. the stone at one of the bottom corners of a new building, often put there during a special ceremony
- Macmillan DictionaryCornerstone (noun)
A fundamental principle or underlying concept: base, basis, foundation, fundament, fundamental, root, rudiment (often used in plural). See over/under.
- ThesaurusCornerstone (n)
The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture" [synonyms: basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone]
- WordNet 2.1 (2005)ANSWER: The Cornerstone
You know the old adage, 'As above, so below'? Well, believe it or not, this is exactly what they were talking about, even way back then. You don't need to believe me, you just need to read your Bible, because that is the Book where I first discovered and learned about it.
Now, back to your original question, I sincerely hope that it has answered itself, but if not, then I'd advise to search the Bible for the words 'Capstone' and 'Cornerstone' and what you will find is an overwhelming number of references to the 'Cornerstone' and a mere two references to the 'Capstone' which can only be found in the NIV Bible, and no other. These two 'Capstone' references read as follows:
What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the Capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’
- Zechariah 4:7 (New International Version)
Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the LORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen Capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?
- Zechariah 4:10 (New International Version)
Now, if one were to truly research ALL the writings of the Early Church Father concerning the Cornerstone and its meaning, one could quite easily write an entire book just on that subject, but I am in a sort-of-hurry, so I will simply show you the Biblical references to the Cornerstone as a comparison in quantity, rather than explaining what they heck they're actually talking about, because I'm still not completely sure either:
On what were its footings set, or who laid its Cornerstone?
- Job 38:5
The stone that the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone.
- Psalm 118:22
Our sons shall be as plants grown up in their youth, and our daughters as Cornerstones hewn after the fashion of a palace.
- Psalm 144:12
The princes of Zoan have become fools, the princes of Memphis are deluded. Those who are the Cornerstones of her tribes Have led Egypt astray.
- Isaiah 19:13
Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A precious Cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.'
- Isaiah 28:16
No rock will be taken from you for a Cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate forever,” declares the LORD.
- Jeremiah 51:26
From Judah will come the Cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.
- Zechariah 10:4
Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes?'"
- Matthew 21:42
Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
- Mark 12:10
Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone?'"
- Luke 20:17
Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the Cornerstone.
- Acts 4:11
Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the Cornerstone,
- Ephesians 2:20
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.'
- 1 Peter 2:6
The answer to your question as to why my ikon is a 'masonic pyramid turned upside down' is simple. It is because the Bible isn't talking about the Eye above the Pyramid (a Capstone), it is talking about a Cornerstone, the Eye Below the Pyramid, instead. The greatest 'secret' to this symbol is easily solved, like a child's puzzle, simply by looking closely at the set of 13 stars directly above the Eagle's head on the Other side of the dollar. Do you see it? Has anyone told you about it? Well, just to let you know, those 13 little diabolical pentagrams have been perfectly arranged to create a six-pointed Star of David. If you can't see it yet, you need better glasses (or contacts).
Anyway, where the pyramid ends and the eye begins happens to be in near perfect proportion so that placing the two pyramid/triangles together forms a perfect fit without any overlap. By combining the Capstone with the Cornerstone, so that which is above is exactly like that which is below, thus creating what was already visible on the other side of the dollar bill directly the Eagle's Head. That's too simple, everyone screams! Even a child could figure that out, there's got to be more to it than just that!
Sorry, kid, the Founding Fathers were very familiar with alchemy and it is a known fact that back then, as still is today, the symbols for Earth, Water, Air, and Fire are all intricately connected to the Star of David both symbolically and otherwise. They were not secret Jews or Pagans, but had the basic common sense to realize that, if Jesus Christ was, is, and shall always be, King of the Jews, than the Star of David IS His symbol, for who else would ever dare claim to be their king. 'We have no king but Caesar!' the chief priests shouted.
- John 19:15
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God bless and Shalom.
The cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.
Over time a cornerstone became a ceremonial masonry stone, or replica, set in a prominent location on the outside of a building, with an inscription on the stone...The rite of laying a cornerstone is an important cultural component...metaphorically in sacred architecture generally.
The origins of this tradition are vague but its presence in Judeo/Christian countries can be associated with one quotation from the Old Testament (Psalm 118:22) cited six times in the New Testament (Matthew 21:42,Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17, Acts 4:11, Ephesians 2:20 and 1 Peter 2:7).
- Cornerstone, Wikipedia