Genesis 11


UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE, BABEL, CONFUSION

11 Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words[In chapter 10 v20 These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations. What has happened to these languages or the scribe was not aware of the previous chapter?]

It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there[ All migration from the garden have been eastward? I already asked how far east of east will they be going until they start going west?].

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They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth[I will digress a bit here and ask you dear reader to look at the story of the Ziggurat].”

 The Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built[As i have asked elsewhere, is he still omnipresent and omniscient? If yes, why has he to come?]. The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have  the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them[So did he think if man tried to do something, they would not succeed? How did he view his special creation as creationists would want us believe]. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language[why would the gods do this? and how many are they?], so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth[Nuff said, are the gods full of malice?].

DESCENDANTS OF SHEM

Nothing interesting here other than a contradiction on how long these guys live. In an earlier chapter 6Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years [how come men are still living to be 400yrs of age or did the scribes miss chapter 6?].”

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

4 thoughts on “Genesis 11

  1. Why do you dislike Christianity so much? This may be worth a whole post.

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    • makagutu says:

      Where in my post is there a dislike for Christianity, but now that you ask, before I became an atheist I was a Catholic. I’m not hating on Christianity. My blog may have a bias on christianity because that’s the religion am very well versed with, but where I need to, I will refer to the three Abrahamic religions[ they are all monotheistic] and other times I will also mention a few of the other world religions. So there is no hate

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    • makagutu says:

      Just the same way I have no problem with christians preaching on the net, television or elsewhere, I will keep to express my opinions. It’s guaranteed by the UN declaration on Human Rights to which my country is a signatory. I don’t hate christians as well, most of my friends are christian and they will agree with me if you were to ask them. Showing that something is based on insufficient evidence is not hate, but spreading knowledge, so let us make a deal, that we will disagree on content of what we write and only that. I hope this is possible!

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