Update added 6/22/22 Symbolism and Sympathetic Magic are tools that most people do not comprehend but the elite use incessantly. You may have missed or already forgotten the tour of the GATE OF BAAL’s TEMPLE that made the rounds through the most strategic locations on Earth not too long ago. I know that most people thought nothing of it, but those events all created very powerful changes in the spiritual as well as the physical atmosphere. It paved the way for what is happening right now, all the insanity we are suffering through.
There is a new show in town. The star of the show is the TOWER of BABEL. They have been going up across the Earth relatively unnoticed and unprotested. The symbology of these structures is very similar in purpose and conveys the same powerful message. That message is that MAN is declaring War on GOD. Mankind (women are included) is declaring that they do not need GOD, they have replaced GOD with “SCIENCE” or the WISDOM OF MAN.
This is not a new phenomenon. This a resurrection of the event that brought about God’s Wrath in ancient history. If you have not caught on yet that we are living out the prophecies of the Bible, you had better wake up.
In the land of Shinar, Nimrod the king established the world’s first New World Order–a one-world political and theological tyrannical government system, where he was worshiped as a god by his people. As a demonstration of his worldly power and authority (and also his arrogance), he had a tower built that he supposed would reach to the heavens, to ascend higher than the throne of God. In response to this abomination, the Almighty God had Nimrod killed, the languages of the people confounded, and the people scattered. That was why He did it. By confusing the languages and scattering the people all over the world, God put an end to their ancient New World Order. However, because of the evil influence of Satan through his established secret societies, those that would rebel against God today have once again gathered to rebuild the NWO and their Tower of Babel.
Trust in God! Have faith in Him, the King of the Universe. He destroyed their New World Order then, and now that it is being rebuilt in the image of the European Union, the day will soon come when He will destroy it again–this time, permanently. Source: By NixSeraph
The erection/placement of these structures, in the very strategic and specifically chosen locations, is much more powerful than people realize. This is all being designed and directed by a force to great for any of us or even all of us to defeat. There will be no stopping it now. All we can do is live it out. For those of us who KNOW the GOD of the BIBLE, we will have great victories in the coming days. We will likely also suffer great abuses, torments and possibly even torture and death. BUT GOD WILL SEE US THROUGH, whatever is in our path. For those of YOU, who do not know GOD… my heart aches for you. I pray that you will remedy that now before it is too late. Anyone who has not received the MARK of GOD, will soon be MARKED for HELL by those who serve the ANTICHRIST. There is NOTHING GOOD IN YOUR FUTURE.
Update added 6/22/22
The United Nations has placed a giant statue in New York that seems to resemble an end-times “beast” from the New Testament’s book of Revelation.
The U.N. recently tweeted a photo of the statue.
“A guardian for international peace and security sits on the Visitor’s Plaza outside #UN Headquarters. The guardian is a fusion of jaguar and eagle and donated by the Government of Oaxaca, Mexico.”
A guardian for international peace and security sits on the Visitor’s Plaza outside #UN Headquarters. The guardian is a fusion of jaguar and eagle and donated by the Government of Oaxaca, Mexico @MexOnu. It is created by artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles.
UN Photo/Manuel Elías pic.twitter.com/q8SSsQhz1L
— United Nations Photo (@UN_Photo) November 9, 2021
Countless critics on social media are saying the statue appears to be the likeness of the “beast” the Prophet Daniel wrote about in the Old Testament and the Apostle John wrote about in the Book of Revelation.
Daniel chapter 7:2-4 describes the beast with the body of a lion and wings of an eagle:
Daniel spake and said, “I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings.”
The Apostle John described a beast with similar features in the New Testament passage in Revelation 13:2.
“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
Another Bible verse that’s evoked by this U.N. statue to “peace and security” comes straight out of an End Times warning from 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3:
“For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.”
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Writing for The Economic Collapse blog, commentator Michael Snyder noted the statue “looks like something out of a science fiction movie,” not resembling any known creature on this planet. You can see a video of the statue here.
“Did they really think that they could put this up without anyone noticing?” Snyder asked.
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Facebook user Kelly Caudill also noticed the similarities and wrote about them in a recent post. “Wow you just can’t make this stuff up…The new UNITED NATIONS sculpture for ‘Peace and Safety’,” she wrote, also including a large photo of the statue.
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Caudill also mentioned the verses above and included this warning to her followers.
“Was this the beast John saw in Revelation in his vision of the end times…given power by the dragon (serpent/satan) over all peoples, languages, & nations…the U.N.)?!! Copied from Angela Renee,” she wrote.
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“Ummm folks you just can’t make this stuff up!!! The absolute most important thing in your life is to know the Lord Jesus! not know of Him but know him!” she concluded.
Wow you just can’t make this stuff up..The new UNITED NATIONS sculpture for “Peace and Safety”. 🤯
Revelation 13:2, 7
⚠️ Was this the beast John saw in Revelation in his vision of the end times…given power by the dragon (serpent/satan) over all peoples, languages, & nations…the U.N.)?!!
Copied from Angela Renee👆👆👆
Ummm folks you just can’t make this stuff up!!! The absolute most important thing in your life is to know the Lord Jesus !not know of Him but know him!
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Evidence for Bible’s Tower of Babel Discovered
An illustration of the Old Testament Tower of Babel, as part of a promotional video for the Montreat Conference Center’s 2017 College Conference. | (Photo: Screengrab/YouTube/Montreat Conference Center)
The Smithsonian Channel shows in the first episode of its documentary series “Secrets” the emergence of new “very compelling” evidence that the Tower of Babel, as mentioned in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament, actually existed.
“Biblical scholars have long debated whether the Tower of Babel really existed. Now, a remarkable stone tablet never before shown on film appears to settle that question,” the Smithsonian magazine says, featuring the video on its website.
The tablet, which dates to about 600 B.C., is from the private collection of Norwegian businessman Martin Schøyen, and it includes the clearest image ever found of the Great Ziggurat of Babylon, according to Andrew George, professor of Babylonian history at the University of London, who also says in the video that it carries an illustration which looks like a pyramid-like structure, with a depiction of King Nebuchadnezzar II, the ruler of Babylon from 605-562 B.C.
Genesis 11:4 says, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky, and so make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered all over the Earth.”
The following verses state: “But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other. So the Lord scattered them from there over all the Earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel — because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole Earth.”
What, exactly, is the Tower of Babel?
To theologians and students of mythology, its story explains explain how different languages came to be, rooted in biblical testimony. For many religious individuals, the Tower of Babel has come to represent the folly and arrogance of humankind.
To others, the Tower of Babel is not a symbol from an ancient story, but a prolific modern-day ideology with growing popularity around the world: globalism.
Drawing parallels between the Tower of Babel and this contemporary school of thought sheds insight on how such thinkers might prove skeptical in the face of recent political developments, as they see a brand new Tower of Babel being built right before their eyes.
The Tower of Babel as a Building
In looking at the origins story of the Tower of Babel, we are led to the Bible — specifically to the book of Genesis, which describes how the tower came to be.
As the story reads, the people who remained (and all spoke the same language) after the Great Flood constructed the tall tower in efforts to reach heaven and God himself. Displeased by this project, God is said to have confounded their speech so that they could not understand one another and then scattered them all over the world.
Christian scholars and authors attest that the Tower of Babel was an affront to God, with humanity coming together in trust of one another rather than in God — a challenge to his power.
Some draw parallels with this tower mentioned in the Bible and modern day edifices that seek similar international goals of human unity, such at the European Union’s Parliament Building in Strasbourg, France.
The Tower of Babel Today: An Ideology
The purported reasons for the erection of the Tower of Babel closely mirror those of globalism, or a group of ideologies that advocate policies such as “increases in immigration, free trade, lowering tariffs, interventionism and global governance.” The prevalence of English as a global language is a key example of evidence of globalism. Between the global expansion of business and the internet, we’re now more unified than ever.
Globalism is generally viewed as the opposite of nationalism, which is the identification and fervent support with one’s own nation.
Skeptics of globalism cite the propensity for global domination by a few powerful players as reason for doubting its apparent goal of unifying the people of the world.
This notion of a New World Order, wherein an authoritarian world government would replace sovereign nation states, seems to some as a reemergence of the same story told in the Bible of the Tower of Babel, only with new players. Some posit this possibility has been foretold in religious texts and so should be avoided.
For this reason, some, especially those rooted in the Christian faith, are distrustful of governing bodies such as the United Nations, which they claim “worship the false gods of man, all in the name of unity and security,” and see such bodies as denials of divine power.
Commentary on the Connection
Thinkers from many different schools of thought have weighed in on the impact of globalism and its connection to the Tower of Babel.
Pope Benedict XVI, in a Pentecost homily, said, “But what is Babel? It is … a kingdom in which people have concentrated so much power they think they no longer need depend on a God who is far away. They believe they are so powerful they can build their own way to heaven in order to open the gates and put themselves in God’s place … We don’t realize we are reliving the same experience as Babel.”
In this instance, the Pope admonishes humankind for being foolish enough to think that God is unnecessary in the quest to achieve unity.
Similarly, Melissa Tittl, the creator of Gaia’s Ancient Civilizations series, writes, “Maybe what the Tower of Babel represents is our combined efforts to reach the heavens through technology and law, and we are missing the point of how to really connected to the gods and to ourselves … history keeps repeating itself until we figure out how to create cosmic consciousness through the use of our own connection to the divine.”
Again, in this case, Tittl takes to task the notion that humans believe earthly problems can be solved with human effort.
Modern-Day and Futuristic Views on Globalism
In evaluating present-day changes, many people look to the past. When it comes to analyzing globalism, those from various paradigms see the movement as an echo of a past transgression made by humanity.
However, analysis from futurists such as Alvin Toffler offers a different perspective. While many already recognize the globalization of the world in terms of commodities and goods, expanding everywhere, the growing marketplace of knowledge-based goods, largely intangible products bought and sold through cyberspace, effectively exist nowhere. This space has been referred to as “the new continent,” wherein entrepreneurs are making fortunes without tying them to physical locations.
In addition, what of the new frontiers in outer space, 12,000 miles above planet Earth? While it may still feel far-fetched to imagine such a reality, it is actually much closer than we think.
If then, it is said the builders of the Tower of Babel were trying to reach the heavens, perhaps mankind’s future attempts will prove to have much the same goal in mind.
History has a habit of repeating itself. No matter how advanced modern man becomes the world still seems to make similar mistakes as in the past and falls for the same lies. One of the lies which America continues to believe is the notion that man can become God. This struggle to be like God is not unfamiliar to man. After all, the serpent successfully convinces Adam and Eve that in eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil they will be like God, knowing all. From the moment of the fall, the serpent repeats this lie from generation to generation.
The serpent plants this desire to be like God in the hearts of the ancient Sumerians, the earliest known civilization. To fulfill this desire, the Sumerians intend to build a tower so high that it will reach the heavens. Though also meant to serve as a symbol of their unity, the Sumerians reveal the true purpose in commencing construction on the Tower of Babel. They proclaim: “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 scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth” (Gen. 11:4) Their statement mimics the words which God speaks in creating man: “Let us make man in our image and likeness” (Gen. 1:26). Hence, the Sumerians attempt to parody God’s creative act in building the Tower of Babel.
The ambition and pride in thinking that they can build a tower so high that it could reach the heavens does not bode well for the Sumerians. God, knowing the intentions of their hearts realizes that the building of the tower reflects the people’s desire to be like him. If successful, God notes that their desire will only spread as “nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them” (Gen. 11:7). To chastise the Sumerians for their sin, God descends from the heavens and confuses the tongues of the people.
Instead of achieving the unity and honor they desired, the people of Sumeria no longer understand each other. The building of the tower comes to an abrupt end as disorder and confusion ensue and each man scatters across the face of the earth. The tower, intended to represent the unity and power of the Sumerians, now symbolizes disunity and failure.
The mentality of the Sumerians reflects that of today’s society. Modern man, like those who built the Tower of Babel, strives to be like God when he casts God from the public sector and rejects as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says “faith in the Creator and [the] readiness to listen to the ‘language’ of creation.” In so doing, Benedict reflects man “wants to become his own master, and alone—always and exclusively—to determine everything that concerns him.” The eventual consequences of such actions lead man to self-destruct.
When man asserts himself as creator he allows anything, moral or immoral, to be permissible. Man, no longer abiding by the natural law, creates laws which contradict the good of man and which treats his fellow neighbor as an expendable utility. The life of an unborn child, no longer viewed as a blessing, becomes an inconvenience for many. The baby’s very existence now calls for a decision whether or not the baby should live or die. The sick and elderly have become dispensable as the public have a “right” to legally masquerade murder by euthanizing their loved ones to spare them from further pain and suffering. If this was not enough, physician assisted suicide, now legal in five states, provides the false comfort of having family members “die with dignity.”
Not only does modern man instruct God when and how life should enter and leave this world, but also man dictates to the Creator about man’s very nature. No longer deemed just “male” and female,” humanity can choose among sixty-three genders to identify himself. The basic fundamental nature of man and woman which God created and intended for each person now becomes the result of a personal choice. Under the guise of “self-discovery,” the gender crisis attempts to recreate man and dismisses the fundamental identity of each and every person, as Ratzinger explains, “the creature of God, and by his grace, his child and heir to eternal life.” When man compromises his very nature, he jeopardizes his identity and the very image which God created him to be.
With this, the sacredness of the family, the nucleus of society, is undermined. The promulgation and widespread acceptance of homosexual unions destructs everything that is true, good and beautiful about the human person and the family. Marriage according to the natural order has both the good of the couple and the good of existence as its proper end for love and life are intrinsically bound together. In recognizing homosexual unions man rejects God as the author of marriage and dismisses marriage both on the natural and supernatural level.
The result only breeds confusion and disorder. Man, forgetful of his identity, truly believes that nothing is impossible for him to attain or re-create. At World Youth Day in his meeting with the Polish bishops, Pope Francis quoted a private conversation he had with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI saying: “We live in an age of sin against God the Creator.” Francis continues: “He [Benedict] is very perceptive. God created man and woman; God created the world in a certain way … and we are doing the exact opposite.” Though this quote was specifically referenced to the gender crisis, it rings true for all the ways in which members of society lose their identity as creatures made in God’s image and likeness and therefore attempt to act as God. The results of these actions lead, as Benedict warns, to the “self-destruction of man himself, and hence the destruction of God’s own work.”
By playing God through decisions of bestowing and taking life, re-creating one’s identity through gender and by redefining marriage, the modern world has sinned grievously against God the Creator. Man distorts the very nature by which he was created. Pope Francis rightly reflects that “we are experiencing a moment of the annihilation of man as the image of God.” By trying to be like God, man has forgotten who he is and the very dignity he has been given by virtue of the image and likeness by which he has been made. Instead of seeing the world and himself as a beautiful mystery to be marveled at and which displays God’s grandeur and wisdom, man tests God’s patience by over-stepping the limits of his sovereignty of the earth given him in the Garden. His search for emancipation from God as Creator only ends in man’s own destruction.
Yet, throughout the years, humanity has not learned from his mistakes. Modern man continually strives to recreate himself and the world around him. He repeatedly listens to the serpent’s lies and becomes no different from the Sumerians who thought that they too could be like God in building a tower which would reach the heavens.
The internet – the modern Tower of Babel?
A world that’s in danger of turning into a modern day digital Tower of Babel, where the English language alone becomes the linguistic cuckoo in the international nest, and diversity of language and hence opinion are slowly outlawed in favour of uniformity, can’t be a healthy place. A place where the wet dreams of the mass digital internet corporations such as Google, Microsoft and others will become increasingly forced on the world like a giant unasked for global technotronic orgasm.
According to tradition, a collection of people came to the land of Shinar following the great flood, under the direction of Nimrod. Nimrod is said to be the founder and the king of the first empire after the flood and is believed to be a king that brought tyranny to the people while seeking to eliminate religious belief. Under him, all the people spoke the same language. He started to build the Tower of Babel in order to reach the heavens in defiance of God.
Seeing this, God decided to step in (as you do) and confounded their speech so that they could no longer understand each other and scattered them around the world.
According to the King James version of the Bible:
4. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
5. But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
6. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
7. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
8. So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.
9. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
In this, the Welsh language is as good a language as any to offer a Brittonic, European or international lingua franca linguistic alternative to the grey monoglotic English language digital hegemony that the internet is fast becoming. Cymraeg yw iaith y nefoedd (welsh is the language of heaven). Google it.
Slightly worryingly also, the European Union Parliament building
in Brussels(Strassberg, France)seems to be modelled on the original Tower of Babel (Twr Babel) design. It seems to even mimick the unfinished look of the original tower. Coincidence? Shabby chic architecture? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Have a look and make up your own minds.
A painting of the original Tower of Babel made in the 16th century:
BIBLICAL MODEL: The founders of the European Union used this picture of the Tower of Babel by renaissance painter Peter Bruegel on some of its posters over the years with the phrase in French “Many tongues, one voice.” David Hathaway was told by a journalist that members of the European Parliament knew what the Tower of Babel was and what it meant. Source
And here’s the lovely present day EU Parliament where we all get a say on what goes on there:
CARBON COPY: Is the Strasbourg Parliament building meant to look like the unfinished Tower of Babel mentioned in the Old Testament? If Scripture is a dead book and of no relevance, why is this based on a biblical design – according to Parliament officials themselves? Source
Here you can see an original poster by the EU promoting the institution. A poster that was later removed due to numerous complaints: (note the upside down pentagrams encircling above, and the people are all robotic looking “blockheads”.)
‘EU uses biblical symbols’
If the EU meant to have a secular state, why would it openly used symbols based on an ancient biblical model which according to the scriptural text, are spiritually dark and end up being destroyed. Source
The Vacant Seat Number 666 in the European Parliament
|The Tower Building (named after the Tower of Babel) houses the Fifth Parliament of Europe. It is certainly a building of the Space Age. The seats are designed like the crew seats in the Star Trek space machines. The legislative amphitheater is arranged in a massive hemicircle and has 679 seats, each assigned to a particular lawmaker. For example, Seat 663 is assigned to Rep Souchet, 664 to Thomas-Mauro, 665 to Zizzner and 667 to Rep Cappato.
While these seats are allocated to Members, one seat remains unallocated and unoccupied. The number of that seat is 666. The relevant section of the seating-plan provided to each Member reads as follows:
Revelation 13:18 states: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” That is 666.
Today this Scripture is being fulfilled before our very eyes. The Antichrist’s seat will be occupied. The world awaits his full and final development. The Lord will destroy him by the spirit of His mouth (the Word of God) and by the brightness of His coming (2nd Thessalonians 2:8). The coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
The European Union (EU) parliament, consisting of 785 members, is in Brussels, Belgium. Quite magnificent, is it not? Interestingly, the seat numbered 666 is never occupied. Perhaps they are leaving it open for someone special? … The Antichrist!
Photo above: Known officially as the Tower Building and unofficially as the “Crystal Palace.”
Here’s something really bizarre. The E.U.’s chosen symbol is a Woman Riding the Beast…
The above statue is located outside the EU office in Brussels — A WOMAN RIDING A BEAST!
WIDELY SYMBOLIC: The Women on the Beast sculpture is outside the front of the building of the Council of Ministers in Europe. It has also appeared on European bank notes and currency, but at national and European level and pieces of art featuring this image can be found on the Berlin Wall and in the parliaments of Brussels and Strasbourg. Source
The depiction of the same symbol was reproduced on the centenary stamp of the E.U. and in a huge painting in the Parliament’s Tower Building in Brussels.
Photo below: Second Election European Parliament postage stamp issued in 1984
Here’s a photo below of Condoleezza Rice at the United Nations in 2005 with the numbers 666 behind her. Notice how the logo below was cleverly designed, celebrating the UN’s 60th anniversary, to appear as 666 above...
Isaiah 40:15 and 17, “Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. … All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.”
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The purpose of the European Union’s creation was and is, ultimately, to create a European super-state or “United States of Europe,” as some have suggested naming it, that would eventually rival the United States in influence and military might. In 1999, Javier Solana became the High Representative for the European Union’s foreign and security policy, and through recommendation number 666, he was given emergency powers over the military wing of the European Union in 2000. All that currently remains to create a truly revived Roman Empire is the creation of a permanent executive branch of government and the full integration of the new Euro currency. With the introduction of the new European Union constitution, the groundwork is being laid for just such an executive branch and economic system.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast…” — Revelation 13:4
Clearly, the European Union is preparing the way for the Man of Sin—The Antichrist! Few people realize just how saturated the United Nations and the European Union are with Satanism. The United Nations has all of their materials printed by The Lucis Trust, originally founded in 1922 as The Lucifer Trust.
Please read Basic Understanding of the New World Order.
Also, please read A comparison of Javier Solana and the Antichrist (very interesting).
Signs of Satan! (12 minute video)
The Woeful Luciferian Religion
13 BLOODLINES OF THE ILLUMINATI
‘Who is the bull with crescent-shaped horns?’
In Greek mythology the woman clung to the Father of the Gods, who had disguised himself as a bull with crescent-shaped horns. The symbol for the Middle-East god Baal as we know him today from archaeology and from scripture. Zeus or Jupiter, as we know him from Greek or Roman culture was – a bull with great, crescent-shaped horns. And the ruling God of ancient Babylon and the Middle East was the Moon God, again depicted as a bull with crescent horns.” Source
IT IS BY DESIGN: In the Hathaway video whilst he was filming it, he says he asked a Strasbourg-born journalist if she understood the meaning of the tower. She said she did and she also confirmed that the members of the European Parliament also understood that it represented Babel from the Bible, and that the purpose of the European Union was to finish what Nimrud and the people together had failed to do some 3,500 years ago.
My Beautiful World
Yet another “New” European Union Headquarters!!
EU President Unveils New EU Headquarters, A £280 Million ‘Gilded Cage’
With its “humane gathering place”, “diversity carpet” and £280m cost it is perhaps apt that it has been heralded as the building that “houses the heart of Europe”.
– EU president unveils new £280m ‘gilded cage‘ (Telegraph, June 24, 2011):
While Herman Van Rompuy, the EU president, has described his “Europa building” as a “jewel box”, David Cameron has been less enthusiastic dubbing it a “gilded cage”.
But perhaps even more unfortunate is the moniker the edifice, which will house Mr Van Rompuy’s presidential office and be home to future Brussels summits from 2014, has earned from EU officials.
Built as a state of the art glass and wood wing to an existing Art Deco building, the complex will be focused around a womblike central structure providing a home for summits and meetings of Brussels officials or diplomats.
And it this organic looking “urn” shape has already been nicknamed the “E-Uterus” by Council of the EU officials who will be working in the new building.
“It looks like a womb and, I am sure, many grand visions of Europe will be birthed from there,” quipped one official.
The building was unveiled to EU leaders by Mr Van Rompuy in a 14-page slick colour prospectus, produced at a cost of £100,000, when they sat down to a Brussels summit dinner on Thursday night formally dedicated to imposing a savage austerity programme on Greece.
Before discussing the Greek debt crisis that has threatened the existence of the euro, Mr Van Rompuy surprised EU leaders, who were tucking into a starter of scallops with artichoke vinaigrette, by trumpeting the venue, due to open in 2014, which will come complete with a “colourful woven carpet” to represent “European diversity”.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, expressed his anger at the promotion of a grandiose Brussels project at a moment when EU leaders were supposed to be taking tough decisions that would lead to painful austerity measures imposed on millions of people.
“When you see a document being circulated, a great glossy brochure about some great new building for the European Council to sit in, it is immensely frustrating. You do wonder if these institutions get what every country, what every member of the public, is having to go through as we cut budgets and try make our finances add up,” he said.
“I do think it’s important as we do that that the politicians aren’t sitting in some gilded cage asking everyone else to take responsibility.”
Bill Cash, chairman of the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee said: “We need an investigation into the extravagance and the cost of this Aladdin’s palace. It is a cross between the bonfire of the vanities and Kafka’s Castle.”
Over the last 14 years, EU leaders, ministers and diplomats have been meeting in a building called the Justus Lipsius which is regarded as too cramped and drab to represent a body that has grown from 15 member states to 27.
The complex of buildings will also house the offices of Mr Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council, a job created by the Lisbon Treaty.
Mr Cameron, who had dined the night before with other leaders on black cod with onion ragout washed down with a 2009 Sancerre wine, said that he regretted that the decision, taken seven years ago, to build a new EU venue could not be reversed.
“I’ve only been to this building seven times in the last year but it seems to me to be to do a perfectly good job. The microphones work, there is plenty of room and the food isn’t bad either,” he said.
Emma Boon of the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: “We’re cutting back at home and we can’t afford more ludicrous spending by Eurocrats. This is yet more evidence that we shouldn’t hand any more money to Europe, they’re already wasting the millions we give them each day.”
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The farce of the EU travelling circus
It is perhaps the most outlandish of the European Union’s excesses; a £130 million travelling circus that once a month sees the European Parliament decamp from Belgium to France….
In the 1980’s there was a show called Knight Rider. It was incredibly cool. And the big star of this show — and a lot of due respect to David Hasslehoff here — was the car, KITT. A self-aware supercomputer in a groovy black trans-am. And a watch which the car’s owner, Michael Knight, could talk to the car on.
In 2017, we have a watch we can talk to, send messages on, which reads our blood pressure and daily steps. And we’re on the verge of self-driving cars with AI’s.
The digital revolution is advancing at a rapid rate.
It’s amazing to think the the smartphones we all use are more powerful the the computers which were used to send men to the moons in the 1960’s. The average iPhone, for example, is a million times faster than the first home computer.
Social media is already making the world a far smaller, and quicker place, changing the way we live. The next big advancement is likely to be the pursuit of artificial intelligence and research into how (to) transfer human consciousness onto a supercomputer. A technology which may be as little as 20 years away. (20 years from 2017 is 2027)
But many say technology is destroying us. They say we need to stop the advancement of technology, scale back, and go back to how things ‘used to be’. According to them technology is the cause of many of the problems in our world, and ultimately damages us. They say we need to limit and control it, stop advancing.
However, this is to fundamentally misunderstand technology and humanity. To understand this issue further, we need to go back in time.
To the brick, and the tower of Babel. The story of the tower of Babel, as told book of Genesis, is the story of when a bunch of people try to build a city with a tower up to the sky. But it’s more than this.
This is a story about technology.
Someone invented something new — bricks and mortar — which allowed people to make and do things they hadn’t been able to do before.
A powerful leader, Nimrod, who was essentially building an empire, gets his hands on new technology and begins to use it to set himself up as a god, crushing everybody and everything in his path.
Again, this might be familiar.
You see, there’s nothing wrong with the technology itself. Bricks were and continue to be a great invention, which advanced the human race forward in revolutionary ways. No one is going to argue the invention of a brick is a bad thing.
But in the wrong hands? It begins to become a weapon. A means to build an empire. A tool to hurt people. And a means to achieve what many argue has been the goal of the human race from the beginning…
…to try and make ourselves gods.
But here’s the key point. The flaw is not the technology.
It’s with the people using it.
Or rather, abusing it.
The Heart of the Problem
The greatest modern example of this, quite clearly, is the internet. It’s arrival has allowed people to be connected in a way they never could have been before. It’s opened up opportunities we would never have subsequently had.
But it’s open to abuse. Cyber-bullies, people who groom youngsters online. Scam artists conning people out of loads of money.
And all of these abuses have one thing in common.
They are the result of human decision.
Not technology. Human decision.
The decision to abuse someone is a human decision. Tweeting someone abuse or grooming a young person online is an human decision. Scamming someone is the act of a person making a decision to con someone out of money.
Human action, human decision causing pain and suffering to others.
Technology is merely the tool. (The mistake the writer of this article makes here is that he fails to see who created and is using the tool, and the people. The devil and his minions are behind it. Technology opens doors for Satan and his minions that are more powerful than humans can even comprehend. When people choose to use the technology, they open those doors. The spirits swoop in and create havoc.)
We must be very careful before we blame technology for so many of the world’s problems, and say it’s ruining our world.
After all, imagine if the inventors of the brick had said that?
No buildings. No houses. No hospitals.
You see, at it’s best, technology advances the world. It makes it better. It makes us all better, healthier, more connected, more educated, with more freedom and knowledge. It transforms our lives.
And it gives us cool TV shows like Knight Rider, and great gadgets like the smartphone, smartwatches and, soon, self-driving cars.
It’s the abuse of technology by the human race which is so disastrous. And it’s not only criminals who abuse it. It’s empire builders.
Men and women, organisations who want to make themselves gods. Who want to dominate, oppress and keep people beneath them so their empire flourishes.
We all know who these are.
But the truth is we aren’t gods. None of us. And no amount of technological advancement, achievement or power will ever make us so.
Abuse of new technology does, ultimately, expose the imperfections of humanity.
And hopefully, we will begin to see this brokenness laid before us. Then see just the depth of our need for grace, mercy, forgiveness, and unconditional love and acceptance. Be responsible stewards of technology, not abusers.
My hope is we begin to learn this lesson.
Before it’s too late for any of us.
May 14, 2011 by Nathalie Foy
This marvellous modern-day Tower of Babel has been created to celebrate UNESCO’s naming of Buenos Aires as World Book Capital for 2011.
A spiraling tower made from thousands of books in dozens of languages is the latest landmark to dot the skyline of Buenos Aires, named the World Book Capital this year.
Called the Tower of Babel, the 82-foot (25-meter) high installation by Argentine artist Marta Minujin is made from 30,000 bricks, donated by readers, libraries and more than 50 embassies.
Climbing up its seven floors of metal scaffolding, visitors to the tower hear music composed by Minujin and the voice of the artist repeating the word ‘book’ in scores of languages.
THE DESIGN EDIT
‘Miniature from the Tower of Babel’, 2015
By TDE Editorial Team / 11th November 2020
THIS WEEK’S OBJECT is a conceptual artwork that has its roots in craft and industrial design. It is up for sale as part of a single lot of eleven miniature slip-moulded buildings, each depicting a London shop-front, the image a photograph transfer printed onto the model. They were created for Barford’s celebrated installation, ‘Tower of Babel’, in the Victoria and Albert Museum. That Tower was a portrait of London – a teeming termite mound of commerce – as Barford saw it, in 2015, when the project was installed. He is not a shopper himself, but sees bemusedly how shopping has become our national pastime. As he said at the time, “London doesn’t look like Big Ben or St Paul’s, it looks like this. These shops are the wallpaper of our streets. This is London.”
The individual object itself is born out of Barnaby Barford’s interest in industrially-made ceramics and the history of decorative arts. A student at the Royal College of Arts, it was not the handling of clay that excited him, but what you could do with moulds and repetition. His first artworks were created from found objects and antique figurines, repainted and repurposed for subversive ends. Items teetering on kitsch became elements within satirical scenarios, their sweetness belying the kick of social or political comment. This miniature shares with those rescued figurines a respect and affection for industrial process. It was made in Stoke on Trent, the historic capital of British ceramics, in bone china, that quintessentially British product (the invention of Josiah Spode The Second around 1800). And it is beautifully finished – the edges touched up by hand with paint once the photographic image has been transferred, before the final firing. It shares a form with countless cute ceramic cottages and castles sold in gift shops around the country.
But what transforms the meaning of Barford’s building, beyond the obvious first shock of its contemporary decoration, is its place within Barford’s project. The artist cycled over 1,000 miles through London to photograph over 6,000 shop fronts, from High Barnet to Catford, from Hanwell to Manor Park. This became a massive exercise in social history, capturing the wildly various cultural make-up of this diverse city, with its dramatic discrepancies of wealth, and divergencies of taste and habit. Where the Tower of Babel was an act of hubris which God punished – by scattering human beings and separating them by language – London’s sprawling metropolis is a humble, ad hoc, accidental construction of individuals drawn from myriad races, speaking myriad languages. But Barford is no sentimentalist, so the Tower displayed graphically the hierarchies implicit in the city’s geography. He placed the boarded-up and abandoned shops in the bottom layer, leaving for the pinnacle Mayfair auction houses and other luxury emporia. Moreover, the prices of these individual buildings (sold to benefit the V&A), were set not according to the prestige of the artist, or the size of the object, but according to where they were placed on the pyramid: from £95 to £6,000, rising by minute gradations, just like the London property market. As we all know, London’s wealth, indeed the whole British economy, is driven by our national love of shopping for houses.
Burj Dubai and the Tower of Babel
Few building projects have received as much attention and fanfare as Dubai’s Burj Dubai 800 + meter skyscraper, that including its top tower will be the tallest building in the world.
A few weeks ago, I posted an article about the Burj tower, which when completed will contain residential and business properties selling at $3,500 to $4,000 per square foot.
But despite claims that the project is designed to be environmentally friendly, with specially designed windows and air conditioning to maintain constant temperatures within, many people are wondering if such buildings are really necessary.
Some say that such a project is only a display of opulence and vanity when so many people in the world are living impoverished lives– especially the thousands of foreign workers recruited from countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, and others. Many of these people are being paid as little as US $4 a day to perform backbreaking physical labor, often at peril to their lives. One skilled pipe fitter from India commented: “human beings are no more than machines here.”
“And behold these ascended and others descended the whole day; and if a brick should fall from their hands and get broken, they would all weep over it, and if a man fell and died, none of them would look at him.” Jasher 9:28
The tower has been under construction since 2005; and work on the building is now entering its “final phases” which include interior finishing of residential apartments and offices, expected to proceed at a slower pace.
As noted in the previous article (Burj Tower In Dubai A Steep Investment During Tough Economic And Environmental Times), the tower’s design is such as to be able to withstand temperature extremes in the region, including variations between cooler night time temperatures and often extremely hot daytime ones (often surpassing 50 degrees C).
The building is also designed to withstand moderate earthquake tremors of up to level 6 on the Richter scale.
Although a grand opening of some sections of the tower is planned for the fall of 2009, the project is only slated for full completion in 2011. (2005 to 2011 is 6 years. Six Days to create the world and the Lord Rested on the Seventh.)
The sheer height of the Burj tower (818 meters) and its needle-like shape, also brings another colossal tower to mind, the biblical Tower of Babel, said to have been built about the time of the “generations of Noah,” when the people were “all of one language and culture.”
As written in the Book of Genesis: “Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, with its top in heaven, and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered upon the face of the whole earth.”
Let’s not think that the purpose of this tower is to “reach into heaven,” as was idea of the Tower of Babel.
But vanity does have a role in these kinds of projects, the like of which are now commonplace in the Persian Gulf region; and often said to be at the expense of the local environment, as Dubai’s artificial island projects are reported to be.
Perhaps there are better ways to use the wealth that is still being generated by the production and sale of fossil fuels. One idea is ensuring that all people in the Middle East have access to fresh water.
If one would ask a westerner “Where is Mount Babel?” They would probably think the question is regarding a biblical or an archeological site in Iraq. But if one asks an Arab today, “where is Mount Babel?” They would tell you that its in Mecca and it has 7 massive buildings on top of it called “The Towers Of The House” that overlooks the Ka’ba, Islam’s holiest place.
You read it right.
There is no place on earth today where stands the largest structure in the world, used for a religious purpose, all worshipping in one tongue regardless of their mother tongue, and is holy to more than 1.5 billion people on earth that is called Mount Babel, except the one in Mecca overlooking the Ka’ba.
Mecca, it is both a “city” and a “tower”:
“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” (Genesis 11:4)
The photo above shows the massive structure the Arabs call “Al-Burj”, literally “the tower” and it sits on mount Babel overlooking the Ka’ba.Al-Sharq Al-Awasat, the prominent Middle East Newspaper, even names it as such “Mount Babel,”: this to say about the massive project that was completed in Mecca:“The project Towers Of The House is the first project in Mecca … which carry seven towers … “Towers Of The House” is on the area of Mount Babel in Ajyad. The site overlooks directly on the Haram al-Sharif (Holy House [Ka’ba]).”
“is also the largest tower in the world in terms of area. Contractor Bin Laden Group, Saudi Arabia … Classified as the largest building urban in terms of the total area on the face of the globe, where excess space land for the project 1.4 million square meters and consists of 7 towers”.
Just to illustrate how massive is this structure in comparison to the largest buildings in the world, see the pie-chart below:
The 1.4 million square meters 7 tower structure (7th from left to right) is 3 times larger than the tallest building in the world, the other “Burj” in Dubai.
Instead of waiting to see how the biblical verses regarding “Mystery Babylon” is fulfilled, many ill-informed westerners for centuries attributed the prophetic verses to the Vatican.
Our latest finding here is infinitesimal. We have gathered much to shed a new light to show the differences between Vatican and Mecca; the evidence is overwhelming, Mecca fits biblical Babylon and Vatican doesn’t. For example (out of hundreds), where in Vatican do we have “Mount Babel” which is also an observatory to monitor the movement of the moon and is called “Seven Towers of the House” reminiscent to the ancient name of Babel, which was called “The house of the seven lights of the earth”?
Where in the Vatican did they erect the largest tower on earth topped with a crescent and has observatories to monitor the planets and the moon? Where on Vatican hill, do they have an edifice decked with gold and silver, littered with statements that are biblically considered blasphemous, treated as if it was a woman, and has a massive gate made of pure gold that is literally called Bab-Illah (Babel) “The Gate to God”?
There is no place on earth that matches such requirements than Mecca.
In what is probably the least examined sources in Islam by westerners, that discusses the Ka’ba as Babel “The Gate to God,” or Bab-Illah in Arabic, and is mentioned in the highest authority in Islam, the Hadith:
“… the Kaaba is the house of God and God’s sanctuary is Bab-Illah (the gate to God), so when they went there, they stood by the door in supplication …”
Babel, the English pronunciation, and Bab-Illah are identical in meaning. The difference is simply in the accent.
This Bab-Illah (Babel) is also depicted as a woman in Islam, exactly as John stated in Revelation 17:3. One Muslim writes a poem depicting as if the Ka’ba is a lover and is literally Bab-Illah (Babel) “the Gate to Allah”. He titles it “Look at my lover and your lover as she changes her dress”:
“I tremble in Thy beauty
Yearning to Thy black silk
Thy excellent belt a verse included
From the Quran a splendid writ
Granting Thee from Allah’s throne a high esteem
Which should suffice
He named Thee His Gate
He even loosened from Thy splendid robe pride
To dress Thee in splendor and majesty”
*http://www.startimes.com/?t=32625937 translated by Walid Shoebat*
Another Muslim describes a Turkish pilgrim’s experience in the Hajj:
“Ahmed says that he had an eerie feeling when he saw the Kaaba in Mecca at first glance: “This is the house of Allah!”, These words were on his mind as he looked to the Black Stone and beside it was the door of the house of Allah: “Is there any door besides Bab-Illah (Gate to God)”
The most famous of Muhammadan poetry by Al-Bosayri in the eleventh century and then the most prominent poet in Arab history, Ahmad Shawqi, who is considered the Prince of poetry, describes Muhammad as “owning the key to Bab-Illah (the gate of Allah)”.
Muslim scholar Muhammad Said Ramadan Al-Buti, prior to his assassination by the Free Syrian Army explained the Hajj Pilgrimage as following:
“You go around the house of Allah, and you are in His hospitality. You are standing at His door, floating around on the doorstep. You are not on the door of the king, nor a great man. You are at the door of the Lord of kings. You are standing before the door of the creation in humiliation and indignity. You stand at Bab-Illah (the door of Allah’s) pride and His dignity. Weep since weeping is joyful there, but you do not cry, beg to creature, nor weep in humiliation in front of a creature. It’s difficult for the man that cringes to a brother or to anyone else. But on Bab-Illa (the door of Allah) what is the most enjoyable is to seclude myself and drench my forehead on the cusp of Allah Almighty, because my soul in his hand, and my whole self is his and my breath is in his hand and I’m on His doorstep, I tour around his home saying: “There is no god but Allah alone …”
For years, I had to endure listening to lectures on why Rome is the Harlot since it sits on seven hills, when truth is that Vatican City—the city where the Catholic Church is headquartered—is not built on seven hills, but on a hill separate from the seven hills of Rome: Vatican Hill, which is not even one of the seven upon which ancient Rome was built. Those hills are on the east side of the Tiber river; Vatican Hill is on the west.
Other cities are known for having been built on seven hills as well. Istanbul is known as the City on the Seven Hills, which – consciously following the model of Rome – was built on seven hills too. There are about seventy cities that claim to be on seven hills, some of which are Jerusalem, Amman, Tehran, Brussels, Kiev, Moscow and Madrid.
Yet none of these (including Rome) were destined for destruction in the Bible, yet Arabia is (Isaiah 21).
The Bible is also precise and pinpoints a geographic location for this “Babylon” as was predicted in Jeremiah 49:21, literally, “the Red Sea” which confirms Arabia’s destruction. This is also confirmed in Revelation 18 regarding the harlot city:
“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning” (Revelation 18:9). “And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What [city is] like unto this great city!” (Revelation 18:18).
And once one studies Isaiah 34, there should be no doubt. In nearly identical language concerning Mystery Babylon in Revelation 17, 18:
“Its streams shall be turned into pitch and its dust into brimstone; its land shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night or day; its smoke shall ascend forever” (Isaiah 34:8-10).
Incredibly, almost three millennia before the discovery of fuel oil, Isaiah predicted the burning of the very thing that was used in Babel to build a name for the rebellious ones – the pitch. Pitch is bitumen and tar, which technically is simply crude oil.
This judgment is not against Rome but “Edom” which extends from Teman to Dedan:
“Thus Says the Lord GOD; ‘Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them. ‘Therefore thus Says the Lord GOD; ‘I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cutt off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword’” (Ezekiel 25:12-13).
The Lord vindicates Rome. He has made the geographical location of Mystery Babylon quite clear for anyone who would seek it out.
This destruction of Arabia is complete and fits the description made by several prophets whose prophecies correlate with Isaiah 34:
“Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning, and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her. When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come! … Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’” (Revelation 18:8-10, 17-18).
Apart from Sodom and Gomarrah, this type of utter destruction has never been seen in any other city, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “After her destruction, Babylon will merely be a home for demons, evil spirits, and scavenging desert creatures” (Revelation 18:1-2).
This is in line with the ancient Eastern perception that desolate desert wastelands were the dwelling place of demons and unclean spirits. The point being emphasized is that after Babylon is destroyed, there will be absolutely no human life ever found there again. Jeremiah agrees; he describes this:
So desert creatures and hyenas will live there, and there the owl will dwell. It will never again be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation” (Jeremiah 50:39). Isaiah confirms a similar fate: “It shall be a habitation of jackals” (Isaiah 34:14).
And again later, the destruction of Babylon is described as being absolute. Isaiah speaks of this event:
“For I will rise up against them, says the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon its name and remnant, and offspring and prosperity, says the Lord … I will sweep it with the broom of destruction” (Isaiah 12:15).
The broom of destruction! Anyone who has seen footage of a nuclear explosion has seen the fury and the power of the ominous cloud that sweeps up everything in its path. To read more on how Mecca is destroyed, please read:
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Israel set to rebuild the TOWER OF BABEL in Tel Aviv for $666 million
Posted by EU Times on Apr 21st, 2019
We are living in prophetic end times people, if you are unable to see this then you are brain dead and your soul is frozen, your faith is dead.
The Tower of Babel was rejected by God. God does not want a tower of human unity, God split humans into nations, he rejects unity among nations and prefers that everyone sticks to their kinship, but the world is rapidly globalizing.
Now there seems to be a need for another Tower of Babel which God has already destroyed and confused the people’s languages to make them separate, as reported in Genesis 11.
So now Israel not only is rebuilding the tower but they are rebuilding it for 2.5 billion shekels which is exactly $666 million and no this is not fake news, this is being reported even by Reuters.
Obviously they are not calling it “Tower of Babel” or “Tower of Babel 2” or something, its actually going to be called the “Azrieli tower” but this is essentially what it is, just look at how it looks.
It looks exactly like the ancient Tower of Babel which was the tallest building of its time and now accidentally this tower will also be the tallest building in Tel Aviv, accidentally it looks just like the ancient Tower of Babel and accidentally it costs $666 million!
They also want to build this tower in 6-7 years which represents what? The world was created in 6 days and on the 7th day God rested.
This is like TAUNTING God! This is satanism, in your face. They are no longer hiding it, unbelievable… this is truly end times apocalyptic prophecy.
AMAZON REVEALS PLAN TO BUILD ‘TOWER OF BABEL’ OPPOSITE US CAPITAL
And they said, “Come, let us build us a city, and a tower with its top in the sky, to make a name for ourselves; else we shall be scattered all over the world.” Genesis 11:4
Amazon plans to build a 350-foot-tall building, modeled on a helix, in Arlington, Va., as the centerpiece of its second headquarters. The building, designed by architectural firm NBBJ, overlooks a site that includes venues for public performances, green space and shopping
Amazon has just unveiled the plans for its new corporate headquarters that will stand in Arlington, Virginia, directly across the Potomac River from Washington DC. The announcement inaccurately describes the design as a “double helix” but scholars of ancient history and the Bible will readily recognize the ancient model for the design: the Tower of Babel.
HELIX BUILDING: A “NEW DESIGN WITH MESOPOTAMIAN ROOTS
Construction on their second corporate headquarters is expected to begin next year and when completed in 2025 at a cost of $2.5 billion. It will include 2.8million square feet of new office space distributed across three 22-story buildings. The location is less than four miles from the Capitol Building. John Schoettler, head of Amazon’s global corporate real estate portfolio, announced the second half of the project designed by architecture firm NBBJ.
“The natural beauty of a double helix can be seen throughout our world, from the geometry of our own DNA to the elemental form of galaxies, weather patterns, pinecones, and seashells,” the company said. “The Helix at our Arlington headquarters will offer a variety of alternative work environments for Amazon employees amidst lush gardens and flourishing trees native to the region.”
Though it is true that DNA is arranged in a double-helix, the architectural design is not, in fact, a double helix that appears like a ladder that has been twisted into a corkscrew. The design of the building is, perhaps, a single helix with a spiral walkway ascending the exterior of the building. The architectural design of the Amazon building does, in fact, closely resemble that of a ziggurat, a type of massive structure built in ancient Mesopotamia. A ziggurat has the form of a terraced compound of successively receding stories or levels.
Amazon’s Next Headquarters Is a Glass Poop Emoji Covered In Trees
Amazon has unveiled the design for the next portion of its Arlington, Virginia headquarters, and one building stands out far from the rest: a swirling glass tower covered in trees that rises to a point above the rest of the city’s skyline. The Verge’s Jacob Kastrenakes likens it to “the swirling poop emoji, though with some healthier colors mixed in.” From the report: Amazon calls the building “the Helix” because its corkscrew shape is supposed to take inspiration from “the natural beauty of a double helix.” On the inside, the Helix will be filled with a “variety of alternative work environments” that Amazon employees can use. On the outside, there’ll be two sets of spiraling paths dotted with local plants that you’ll literally be able to hike up. (Though you may want to bring a water bottle — the renders seem to show stairs along the whole route, suggesting it’s a steep path up.) The building will be 350 feet tall, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon says that it plans to offer public tours on weekends.
Along with the Helix, Amazon also unveiled plans for the campus around it. It’s planning to construct three 22-story buildingsaround the Helix. Between them, Amazon plans to create a plaza filled with green space and a dog run that’ll all be open to the public. The company is planning to make room for retail stores and restaurants, and, of course, food trucks. There’ll also be parking for 950bicycles, according to the Journal. This portion of the campus will be located at Pen Place within Arlington’s Pentagon City neighborhood. It still has to get local approval, but the company hopes to begin work next year with a projected completion date of 2025.
The Tower of Babel
As Genesis 11:1 explains, “the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech”. Since the people were of one language, there was no barrier that prevented them from working together.
They people went on to say,
Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Genesis 11:4This was the Tower of Babel.
It was built so mankind could “make us a name”. The word “name” even means, “a mark or memorial of individuality” as in, separate from God by claiming their independence from Him.
Under Nimrod’s leadership, the people were openly rebelling against God, just as they do today.
As God looked upon the city, and this tower He 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.
Genesis 11:6As God stated, when people work together, they can accomplish anything they can imagine. The Tower of Babel was the first example of that, unfortunately, it was in rebellion of God.
So God ‘confounded their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech, and the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city’, (Genesis 11:7-8).
The Progression Of Mankind
That marked the end of the Tower of Babel, and since that time the languages of men have prevented them from working together. That is, until the modern era where we can instantly translate any language with a device in the palm of our hand.
We have seen more technological advancement in the last 100 years than all of human history combined. It seems as each year goes by, technology increases so rapidly, some of us have a hard time keeping up.
In fact, three spacecraft from three separate nations will reach the orbit of the planet Mars in just weeks, and two of them will touchdown on the red planet to explore it.
Fighting For The Heavens
This all came to mind the other day after I saw a headline that read, “Earth’s richest men fight for the heavens”. It was about Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, the two richest men in the world who begin to bicker over space as they both work to launch a satellite based global internet system.
He might miss the latest cash cow, as if money is an object to either of these two boys.
A Modern Tower of Babel
It was just a few days later when I read that Bezos is planning to build a brand new Amazon headquarters in Virginia called, “The Helix”. The building is not only modern, but mimics the appearance of the Tower of Babel that we have painted in our mind.
I always find things like this interesting to observe. I feel it is a sign of the times as men grow further a part from God and attempt to “make a name for themselves”, just like mankind did at the Tower of Babel.
You know what happened shortly after that…
“The LORD came down,” (Genesis 11:5-8).
Other Tower of Babel Examples
However, Bezos new headquarter design is certainly not the first attempt to mimic the Tower of Babel. The headquarters of the Bank of International Settlements, considered the central bank of central banks, has a similar appearance to the ancient tower.
Bank of International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland
The European Union Parliament building also mimics the Tower of Babel. Notice, it appears unfinished, just as the Tower of Babel was never completed, (Genesis 11:8).
If the Bible is not true as many believe, why are these global organizations so bent on mimicking these Biblical symbols of globalization?
Mankind Reaching For The Stars
Days after reading about Bezos new headquarters, I read that back in October of 2020, the United States and seven other nations signed the Artemis Accords.
These accords govern how nations,
Observe a set of principles ranging from the interoperability of space hardware to the protection of heritage sites and space property rights.
While Russia and China have not joined, Russia and the United States have coordinated for years on the International Space Station. Much of this is due to the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 and the new Artemis Accords are tied to it.
I jumped over to the NASA website which explains, through the Artemis program
“NASA will land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024”, this “will play a key role in achieving a sustainable and robust presence on the Moon while preparing to conduct a historic human mission to Mars.”
The first woman in history will land on the moon in 2024, followed by a historic human mission to Mars in 2030, exciting!
However, mankind continues these endeavors to ‘make a name for themselves’, refusing to give honor and glory to God.
The Artemis Accords continues,
The Artemis Accords will describe a shared vision for principles, grounded in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, to create a safe and transparent environment which facilitates exploration, science, and commercial activities for all of humanity to enjoy.
“A shared vision for all of humanity”.
The Tower of Babel should have just come back over your mind. Through one speech they formed a shared vision to build a tower in order to make a name for themselves.
The Artemis Accords share the same goal as the Tower of Babel.The logo for the Artemis Accords even resembles the tower as the logo swirls its way to the heavens.
We are simply witnessing a modern version of the Tower of Babel continue to build and unfold before our eyes. Nowhere will you find mankind giving honor and glory to God for these achievements. Instead, we are glorifying and honoring ourselves, just as in the days of old.
Mankind Gives Honor To The gods
As I thought about these things, I decided to look up the word “Artemis” to see if I could glean anymore details on this subject.
As it turns out, “Artemis” is
A goddess, daughter of Zeus and sister of Apollo. She was a huntress and is typically depicted with a bow and arrows.
That was when I recalled that Nimrod who established the Tower of Babel “was a mighty hunter,”just as the false god Artemis, (Genesis 10:9).
Once again, there is nothing new under the sun.
In the days of old, mankind attempted to ‘make a name’ for themselves by constructing the Tower of Babel. This was to create a “memorial of individuality” which marked their independence from God.
Today, mankind rejects God more than ever before. We give credit to creation for creating itself (evolution), rather than honoring the Creator of creation, (Isaiah 45:12).
Mankind then forms accords that honor false gods which do not exist, instead of honoring the One True God that does. Mankind does this today, as before, to “make a name” for themselves. To create a “memorial of individuality” in order to mark our independence from the God of Heaven and earth.
Only this time around, mankind has reached the heavens in a bold show that we are no longer confined to the earth where God placed us, but that we may now traverse the heavens that were once unreachable.
Considering these facts, and how society pushes what little remains of God out of their lives, we must ask the question…
How much longer, until ‘the Lord comes down?