Sunday, July 26, 2020

Tower of Babel

We all know that these days you can't believe anything you hear. All the broadcasted news has to have a spin on it. To bring us around to someone's way of thinking, hoping it will influence you next election choice. But this is nothing new, it's been going on forever. The Old Testament is notorious for it. Take for instance the Tower of Babel. There was such a tower and the rocks are now piled outside some city in Syria. In the Bible it says that God changed everyone's language so they couldn't cooperate to build the tower and were scattered. A great story but not true. 
At that time they used to make square pyramids. They were just square buildings. Each square added was smaller than the one before, so that there was space to walk around it. In other words, they were just hire rise office buildings. 
Nebuchadnezzar was the King at this time and he ruled over many lands and many languages. When he wanted a tower built, he would call in workers from all his kingdoms. They would come, speaking different languages, to build the tower. When they were finished, they were scattered, back to their own homeland. The other way makes a better story.

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