Tower of Babel
Segregation and the evil twins–racism and inequity–are the divide and conquer gifts that keep on giving to the rich and
In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:
Of course the Kentucky Baptists can't consistently hold to their prejudices. It also doesn't take much imagination to think that their hysteria is really something much more human and base.
What happened at Pentecost runs much deeper than peaking in a charismatic "tongues-of-fire" prayer language. It was a divine moment of reconciliation among people.
In the story of creation in Genesis we see that the image of God is best reflected not through sameness, but through the breadth that exists within the grand diversity of creation.