January 07, 2007

BABEL
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD 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. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. Genesis 11:5-9

EU Poster (notice the 11 pentagram stars)
A poster circulated by the Council of Europe, one of the three main divisions of the European Economic Community, pictures the tower of Babel as its logo and the phrase "Many Tongues, One Voice" as its motto.

The poster is a combination of a fifteenth century drawing of the tower of Babel, with the imposition of a modern crane, illustrating that the Common Market alliance in 1992 will complete the building of a one-world order whose top will reach to heaven.

The Tower of Babel painted by Pieter Bruegel


European Parliament Building in Strasbourg, Austria
The EU's "Parliament" Building in Strasbourg has been deliberately designed
to represent the Tower of Babel, as per the famous painting by Peter Brueghel, painted in 1563.

The logic behind this symbolism is the the EU is seeking to "build the house of Europe" - a task yet to be completed.

The building is complete and in use, but is designed to look unfinished, and even has ringed platforms around it to represent scaffolding.

When asked by a secular journalist ‘Why the Tower of Babel?’ an EU official replied, ‘What they failed to complete 3000 years ago – we in Europe will finish now.’

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