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RageAndLov
10-24-2011, 09:07 AM
I'm sure you all have heard of this biblical story about how humanity tried to build a tower up to heaven in order to come closer to God. God got furious over this (without giving an explanation), and punished humanity by spreading them all over the world and giving them many different languages, because God saw what wondrous things humans could achieve together, what technology they could cooperate to develop, but he found it better to oppose people against each other causing war and destruction among them.

Is it just me who see that there is something incredibly wrong here. Isn't it obvious to anyone who reads this part of the Bible, whether or not you believe? What's the moral of this story?

Also, isn't heaven a place beyond our world? How would a tower, no matter how tall, be able to reach heaven?

Llamas
10-24-2011, 09:22 AM
The explanation for it that Christians give is not that God was afraid of what humans could achieve; he reacted in such a way because the people building the tower began arguing and were becoming very aggressive and violent. Supposedly, God gave them different languages to end the fighting and arguing. It's a dumb explanation, though, because a simple look at language makes it readily clear that the languages are very connected based on countries and how people moved... there's clear evolution in language.

RageAndLov
10-24-2011, 09:35 AM
The explanation for it that Christians give is not that God was afraid of what humans could achieve; he reacted in such a way because the people building the tower began arguing and were becoming very aggressive and violent. Supposedly, God gave them different languages to end the fighting and arguing. It's a dumb explanation, though, because a simple look at language makes it readily clear that the languages are very connected based on countries and how people moved... there's clear evolution in language.

There is nothing in the Bible saying that the humans were arguing, only that God saw the potential they had and that based on this observation he decided to shatter humanity and spread their locations and their languages.


1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

WebDudette
10-24-2011, 09:55 AM
What the bible says, what people say the bible says, and the stories people make up to justify what the bible says are very different things.

Antonioffspring
10-24-2011, 11:54 AM
What an asshole sitting in the clouds.

Free?
10-24-2011, 02:13 PM
Tower of Babel was the second greatest achievement humanity has ever witnessed.
Still, no match for...
























BEHOLD!























Ricky's dique.

0r4ng3
10-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Ricky's dique.
The way you spelled that, it could read like "Ricky's dicky". So that's what I'll pretend was the intended reading.

Edit: Unless that WAS the intention and I am a moron.