Friday, January 1, 2010

Here Comes Another Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:1-4 - Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”

As Dubai is set to open the latest "World's Tallest Building," I cannot help but think back to Genesis chapter 11. As the people of that time constructed the tower of Babel to make a name for themselves, it seems that the owners and builders of the over 2600 foot tall Burj Dubai are doing the same.

According to the above article, "The 160-floor tower, containing 330,000 cubic metres (11.55 million cubic feet) of concrete and 31,400 tonnes of steel, can be seen from as far as 95 kilometres (59 miles) away...The skyscraper is the centrepiece of a 20-billion-dollar new shopping district, Downtown Burj Dubai, which includes 30,000 apartments and the Dubai Mall, which says its space for 1,200 shops makes it the world's largest indoor shopping centre."

As man continues to worship himself, the idols get bigger and bigger.

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