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Tower of Babel/Space trips?

I just don't understand how the Tower was destroyed but people can fly into outerspace and that wasn't prevented by God. You can't tell me people didn't have the thoughts way back when they first did this that they might be able to see into the heavens. Any ideas of why this might be? Just confusing to me.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:13 AM on Apr. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The biblical story of the Tower of Babel almost certainly reflects travelers' tales of the ziggurats of Mesopotamia, and more specifically the great stepped Etemenanki temple of Babylon which rose over 300 feet above the city. To the early Israelites the great busy city of Babylon where many different languages were spoken might well have seemed like confusion, leading Hebrew scribes to link the Akkadian name Bab-ilu, with the Hebrews word BALAL, meaning 'to mingle' or 'confound'.

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 11:08 AM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • So...

    NASA is of the devil now?

    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 12:26 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • That brings out the mythology of this Babylonian story more clearly than any other story in the bible book of myths. We have seen spaceships, satellites, and telescopic probes into the heavens and, now, out of our own galaxy. No gods. No heavens. No supernatural events of any kind. We now know that god could not have actually been AFRAID that the men would build the tower up to his place in the heavens. We now know that they could have built it as high as they wanted and they would never have found either god or heaven.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 10:59 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

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