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Old 08-10-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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The bible says they tried to build it up to the heavens so they were trying to reach god and god don't like that and this is why he was angry.
One would think that it being all omnicienty that it would have known that they couldn't have possibly accomplished this. One would think that rather than getting angry, it would have been rolling around laughing at them.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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One would think that it being all omnicienty that it would have known that they couldn't have possibly accomplished this. One would think that rather than getting angry, it would have been rolling around laughing at them.
Clearly, God hates morons. I believe that has been established firmly by the Darwin Awards.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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How tall was the tower of babel?

The tower was tall enough for them to wish they had invented elevators first. The Babel is actually the name of the most often mis-spelled and mis-pronounced book.
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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How tall was the tower of babel?

The tower was tall enough for them to wish they had invented elevators first.
Well, that's just silly! How could they have invented elevators without buildings to put them in?
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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It can't have been all that tall, considering the technological level of the builders. So why doesn't god strike down all the builders of modern skyscrapers and make them "babble" too?
Just thought you might be interested to know that the International Space Station is the world's current equivalent to the Tower of Babel.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Just thought you might be interested to know that the International Space Station is the world's current equivalent to the Tower of Babel.
You do know that the story of Babel was written to explain the variety of languages people speak, right? I don't see an analogy with the space station.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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You do know that the story of Babel was written to explain the variety of languages people speak, right? I don't see an analogy with the space station.
God reveals to us the story of how men once believed they could build themselves into heaven and be like God, and how God devastates such wickedness. The analogy shall stand.

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Old 08-13-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If that was true, then God must be pretty angry about Neil Armstrong taking that first step on the surface of the moon in July of 1969. If there was going to be retribution, don't you think we would've been sent to oblivion some time in the early 70s--if not actually within minutes of the offending event?
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: PA
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You do know that the story of Babel was written to explain the variety of languages people speak, right? I don't see an analogy with the space station.
No, it is the historical record of what happened in the past!
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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No, it is the historical record of what happened in the past!
Excuse me for a moment...ahem (clears throat)...


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