Riddles in Stone: The Secret Architicture of Washington D.C., DVD
This film brought up some significant questions. It appeared that the writer wanted to pass along innuendo without drawing a logical conclusion. From what I saw I believe we are supposed to conclude that our Founding Fathers were pagans and devil worshipers who were bent on taking over the world with a one-world government. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This premise seems odd to me considering that the Founding Fathers were, with few exceptions, devout Christians, intimately familiar with scripture and religion, and learned students of history and politics. This is clear from reading any of their writings, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. As to the one-world government idea, the Founding Fathers were adamant that our nation should consist of a union of free and independent states. The 10th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that those powers not SPECIFICALLY granted to the federal government are reserved for the state or the individual. Clearly, this is the opposite of an all-powerful one-world government. Sadly, too many of our current elected officials are either ignorant of the intent of the Founding Fathers, or reject them for the one-world government ideal of communism.
The Founding Fathers were considered "liberals" in their time because they rejected the "conservative" ideal that a nation needs a king to govern it properly. Masonry appealed to them because that institution fostered the ideals of equality and education among men without class distinction. In the Age of Enlightenment they sought to gain knowledge from the study of science, history, and religion. So if most of the Founding Fathers were Masons, then it only stands to reason that the planners of Washington DC would include other Masons who sought to design a city based on a logical design. Masonry has always attracted prominent citizens from the community; hardly a conspiracy.
As to the general scholarship of the film, it makes some obvious errors as well as using questionable sources. For example: it references the disbanding of the Knights Templar and says they sought refuge in Masonic Lodges. That would require them to be time travelers since the earliest recorded Masonic Lodges are from the 17th Century, over 300 years after the Knights Templar were disbanded. Two novels are cited as source material: The Lost Symbol and Faust. Novels are written to entertain, not to be research material. Also, the film cites numerology and even makes a reference to aliens. Mr Ed Decker stands out as a questionable authority. He claims to have 200 years of Freemasons in his ancestors. Does he think they were all devil worshippers? He also claims to fear for his life. Whoever is after him must be very poor assassins.
The film had some good images, factual information, and interviews. Removing the nonsense from it would have made this an interesting discussion about the architecture of our nationÃ¢ÂÂs capital, and probably saved us from an hour of drivel. If you want to learn about the foundation of the United States then watch Ã¢ÂÂFaith of Our FathersÃ¢ÂÂ or read the Federalist Papers.
November 24, 2010
This movie is absolutely incredible. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the history of our country
September 4, 2008
Combined with volume 1, "The New Atlantis: Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings," the information contained within this DVD makes a solid case that Freemasons both founded this nation and built Washington, D.C. according to the visionary occult plan of Sir Francis Bacon
August 27, 2007
"Riddles in Stone" has been called (by Ed Decker and others) the best documentary ever produced on the issue of Freemasonry and its influence in America, especially on the building of Washington D.C. The film shows beyond a reasonable doubt that America's capital city has been designed to reflect Masonic & occult beliefs. Lots of powerful footage of D.C., including interior footage of the U.S. Capitol, the Senate, House of Representatives, Old Supreme Court building, and the Library of Congress. The climax of the film explains the truth about the inverted pentagram north of the White House, and why the pentagram is incomplete. But above all, "Riddles" begins to show how these Masonic philosophies are working in fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
August 16, 2007