Saturday, June 30, 2012

巴別塔 Tower of Babel

I guess most people have heard of the story of the Tower of the Babel. If not, you can always search it on the Internet or visit the following websites.

I'm not sure if I heard of that story when I was studying in a Christian (Protestant) kindergarten, but not until recent years I have a question in my mind: Why bother to interrupt people's work?

Let's take a look at some facts. The tallest building on Earth in year 2012 Q2 is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, which is 829.84m tall. If you compare the height of the tallest building with the normal flight level ( that can be up to 15,100m, you will find that there is still a long way to build a "tall" building (Or we have already reached our limit)

Even with the technology in year 2012 and using all the resources (money, man power and materials) of the whole population on Earth, do you really think we can build something up to 15,000m? Do you really think that the Tower of the Babel in the old days can reach the sky and reach the Heaven?

So my question becomes: Why bother to interrupt people's work, for God knows that it is impossible for human beings to build anything tall?

My other question is that if you read Genesis 11:6 (, "And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do", do you really think that nothing will be retained from human beings? "Supposedly", people are able to do what they are designed (by God) to be able to do. People can't fly by just imagination. People can't run faster than light by just imagination. People can't live forever by just imagination. So what is God afraid of?

My next questions are: How many people are involved in building the Tower of Babel and what is the percentage to the whole population? Did God only change the languages of the construction workers? Did God change the languages of people who were not involved in the building of the tower? How many languages did God created for this incident? If someone is a construction worker who is not involved in the Tower of Babel, did God change his/her language? If a father's language is changed, Did God also change the language of his wife and children? For each language, is that at least one medical doctor to take care of the sick people?

作為其中一個高登CD-ROM會員,比着我,只會一邊食花生,一邊恥笑人類係井底之蛙,根本唔會出手.For example, when you hear the news that in June 2012 the Chinese submersible Jiaolong ( has broken the record to dive to a depth of over 7000m, you can simply mention that in March 2012, James Cameron has already reached the deepest bottom of the sea on Earth at nearly 11km (

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