Saturday, May 07, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Frederick Meekins
Genesis 11:6 says, "And the Lord said, 'Behold the people is one and they all have one language; and this they began to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." The Lord was speaking in reference to the Tower of Babel built by the followers of Nimrod a short while after the Deluge so his followers might make a name for themselves in a prideful manner. To prevent this blasphemous arrogance from getting out of hand, God confused the languages so the people would disperse across the face of the earth.
The account does more than chronicle the origins of languages, nations, and races. It, in fact, serves as a warning of the trouble mankind can get into when the species comes together and pools its resources in total unity.
While such an assertion might have been dismissed years ago, today as the world draws together as one here at the conclusion of history as it did nearer to the beginning, we see the warning coming to pass in relation to various technological developments.
Take the issues of human cloning and genetic engineering for example. These new sciences could very well be seen as a modern Tower of Babel...........
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