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Old 11-01-2005, 03:29 PM
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The omnipotent God was jealous or scared of human accomplishments

Firstly I'd like to say that I have no intention of picking up an small wording inconsitencies or even errors between the historical accounts. I think that is too pedantic and occurs even in real historical work.

I think the stronger discrediting is from the macro-level human errors in the writing of the stories, or to put it another way, the silliness of the whole thing. I was laughing out loud as I approached the end of Exodus, thinking "jesus christ(!) people take this seriously"

Anyway, a jealous or scared omnipotent God?

I'm not even needing to prove whether this story was a reasonable source for our different languages. Im sure if we wanted we could show that the biblical story is very unlikely. I guess DS would poll the top most intelligent language experts and see how many think we built a tower that was too high. Do you think many would think that?
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:36 PM
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This just occured to me:

If God got upset when we built a big tower, wouldn't he have intervened when we sent a rocket to the moon?

I think miracles will be far sparser with the increase in cctv.

Poltergeist people happen to say that electrical interference (video cameras) makes ghosts less likely. Funny that [img]/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:26 PM
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Look...

Either God is being very tricky and purposely setting us up by making it very hard to believe this incredible story, or... The story simply isn't true.

Then again, I'm not so sure if the first possibility is far fetched or not...

Willy Wonka did the same thing! He SET THOSE KIDS UP!! He made it Soooo easy for them to fail his little test! Presumably he did this to make sure he found the "purest" of the pure.

Might not God be doing the same thing?

So what say you theists? Is God trying to trick us?
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:49 PM
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This just occured to me:

If God got upset when we built a big tower, wouldn't he have intervened when we sent a rocket to the moon?

I think miracles will be far sparser with the increase in cctv.

Poltergeist people happen to say that electrical interference (video cameras) makes ghosts less likely. Funny that [img]/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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Is it even worth it? I mean, sure, if I wanted to make a competition out of hitting a baby and stealing his lollipop I could.

Anyway, I would still like to see tax bullshit his way out of this one.
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:38 PM
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Willy Wonka did the same thing!

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I think this is the first time that god has been compared to W.W. Nice one.

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So what say you theists? Is God trying to trick us?

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The answer should be obvious here, obviously-huh?
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:00 PM
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The omnipotent God was jealous or scared of human accomplishments

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So your interpretation is God is scared or jealous. Mine is different.

I see this as typical humanism. Man building a monument to man saying "look what I can do". This also goes along with the thinking God helps those who help themselves, when God helps the helpless, the undeserving, those who don't measure up etc alike.

I would also think that if God was scared or jealous that he would destroy the tower, and not just scatter the people.
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:20 PM
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Apologies, I have my wires slightly crossed as I didnt intend to project my opinion at all. I thought the Bible described God as jealous in that section. Its about a year since I read it, it turns out the 'jealous' bit is in the 10 commandments.

I think my points are still valid, but now separate:
1)Omnipotent and jealous??
2)The origin of language thing sounds a bit silly
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:16 PM
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1)Omnipotent and jealous??


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Again I suppose that depends on your view of God.

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2)The origin of language thing sounds a bit silly

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I'm not a biblical scholar by any means, and am still "out" on this and other old testament statements. However I do think that we should read the Bible as literature taking into account the style, and context that the author is/was using.

How's that for vaguery? [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:21 PM
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<font color="blue">How's that for vaguery?
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Perfect. I would expect no less.
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:31 PM
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<font color="blue">How's that for vaguery?
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Perfect. I would expect no less.

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Mmm sarcasm. Don't think i'm sidestepping here cause that's not the case.
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