posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:59 PM
Originally posted by windword
What kind of God was this Yahweh, that he was so threatened by mankind's intellectual abilities? If they were created in "God's" image, why is it sin
to aspire to be like him? Isn't that was any father would want of a son?
There is a difference between a child wanting to be like
their father and a child who wants to deny the gift of life
that was given to
him through arrogance and an 'I am better than you' attitude. The men of the day in the tower of Babel were showing nothing but arrogance toward their
When I see what "GOD" created, I see mountain ranges that take my breath away. Flocks of birds that take off in a rush and cover the sky. I see
whales breaching for joy in a seemingly infinite ocean. I see a crystal blue dome of sky dotted with clouds during the day, and a canopy of of stars,
stretching into forever at night.
We all look at these things in awe. An Atheist might call them wonders of nature, a believer might call them works of God, but we can all agree that
they are wondrous things that man himself had nothing to do with the making of.
Are you trying to tell me that these men of Babel thought there building was greater than these things? Or, was this Yahweh character NOT really the
creator of those things, and mankind WAS approaching his intelligence? Can't have that!
Think metahporically here. The tower could represent any one of mankind's arrogant acts here in the 21st century. The way we are gobbling up the
worlds resources much faster that the planet can replenish them is just one alarming example. The one thing God has is foresight - he can see the
outcome way ahead of us if he lets things go unchecked. I don't think God has a problem with us having intelligence, but when that intelligence leads
us down the road to self destruction, well wouldn't you step in if you were a caring parent? Think of the example of a kid finding a box of matches
and playing with them. When the parent finds the child striking them, a responsible one will take away the box of matches and maybe discipline the
child even if it has been warned against doing just that previously. This is called love, because it is an action that while at the time may seem
harsh to the child, intended to save the child from harm.
This leads mankind of the day to become arrogant and decide that their achievements are greater than Gods. (Sound like today's society at all?)
It's just a building. Again it can also be a metaphor, but at the end of the day it is just a building and one day it will probably fall down, like
most other things man makes.
So he punishes them by spiltting them up and making it difficult for them to communicate thereby thwarting their efforts and teaching them a
He didn't teach them a lesson, he plunged them into ignorance.
I would tend to disagree with you there. Look at all the ancient societies; The Egyptians, the Mayans, the Chinese, the Sumerians, the Romans, the
Greeks, the Indians, and all the other great ancient societes of this world that I have missed listing. Mankind plunged himself into ignorance with
the destruction of these societies me thinks.
If you listen to the words of modern prophets, they all talk about the need for unity among men to defeat Satan who is wandering upon the earth
Who are these "modern" prophets?
Lets start with this list; This is only a drop in the ocean - God is speaking, he always has been. It is us who are not listening...
edit on 10-1-2013 by markosity1973
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