That.... doesn't answer the question.
8/28/2008 9:26:35 PM
8/28/2008 9:29:47 PM
Rational thoughts, motherfucker, do you have them?
8/28/2008 9:31:52 PM
Okay...now would you care to answer the damn question?
8/28/2008 9:46:41 PM
Babylon was a tower in Iraq
Babylon was a city in what would one day become Iraq
There was a one world government at that time
That would explain all the other empire across central asia, the middle east, and north africa (Egypt, Assyria, etc.) at the time, wouldn't it?
Thus Aztlan=USA=Biscuits (i.e. Fail)
8/28/2008 9:53:25 PM
Babel. Not Babylon. Dumb fuck.
8/28/2008 9:57:41 PM
Point of the Babel myth was probably to explain why humans all speak different languages.
8/28/2008 10:00:43 PM
8/28/2008 10:09:00 PM
Babylon as the one world government? In their dreams.
8/28/2008 10:17:31 PM
Babylon=Iraq=Tired old defunct wrestling clique.
8/28/2008 10:17:48 PM
So close and yet so very, very, very far...
The Tower of Babel story is a way to explain why we all speak a different language.
8/28/2008 10:18:58 PM
Babylon does not work that way.
8/28/2008 10:22:57 PM
Historically wrong: check.
Non sequitur: check.
Evading the question: check.
We've got a true fundy here.
8/28/2008 10:33:18 PM
Iraq was not in existence at the time. Second, you forget that there were other societies in existence around the world when Babylon was an empire.
You got anything else?
8/28/2008 10:33:32 PM
Onan the Barbarian
I'm reminded of when a fundie scolded me for watching Babylon 5 because she believed in this idiotic "Bablyon=NWO" connection. I still don't know what Hollywood Hogan had to do with things.
8/28/2008 10:34:18 PM
This is more like CTSTDT than FSTDT, I think.
8/28/2008 10:34:21 PM
Who came along for the ride? Hey you! You can't come inside. Do the citizens kneel for sex? It's heaven coming on her chest! Hollywood Babylon...
Gonna have that song stuck in my head all day now...
8/28/2008 10:35:09 PM
I only have a 2 way equation:
fundie = insane
8/28/2008 10:35:41 PM
El O. Ell
Um. Oh... Jeez, I'm stuck for words.
8/28/2008 10:50:40 PM
Um, he asked a question.
8/28/2008 10:58:27 PM
He asked about BABEL, not BABBLE!
8/28/2008 11:32:01 PM
You are a genius, George, and very bright too also!
8/28/2008 11:51:26 PM
Babylon was a tower in Iraq. There was a one world government at that time.
Babylon was a city and also the name given to a bronze age empire. According to the Bible, the tower was in Shinar. No one knows exactly where Shinar was. There certainly was not one world government back then. The Babylonian empire was overrun by the Assyrians and the Persians. This ignores the Mycenians, the Indians, the Japanese, the Koreans and the Chinese, all of which were flourishing in those days.
The OP is right - there's no point to the story. There's no way a primitive culture could have build a tower of any height out of mud brick and bitumen. The pyramids were the highest structure man was capable of building in those days, and there's some evidence even they had to lower their ambitions (see Snefru's Bent Pyramid at Dahshur). God, if He was omniscient, would have known this and just snickered at their efforts. He didn't stop the Empire State Building or satellite launches.
8/29/2008 12:02:45 AM
When the fuck was Babylon a one world government?
8/29/2008 12:14:31 AM
Uh, that didn't address the question... plus it's not right... or sane.
8/29/2008 12:46:03 AM