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AdamM Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:39pm
I'm no Bible scholar
But if I recall correctly God's solution to the Babel problem was far less... wrathful, wasn't it?
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Trobinson97 Jan 4, 2013 @ 3:09pm 
Yeah, He made people speak different languages. But to be fair, this game doesn't let you play as God as much as it does "a god".
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The Hooded Hat Jan 4, 2013 @ 3:17pm 
yeah he knocked down the tower and broke the language. Makes me think of Snow Crash. :)
MadRussian Jan 4, 2013 @ 3:22pm 
If only they had google translate...
Purple Tentacle Jan 4, 2013 @ 3:33pm 
Genesis 11

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

4 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.

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 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.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 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.

Frankly, considering the amount of wars, bloodshed and genocide over language and territory following afterwards, that was almost certainly a much more wrathful and dickish move than what is portrait in this game.

The Abrahamic God of the Old Testament is pretty much portrait like throwing a wrathful temper tantrum over the smallest of things, traumatizing, smiting and killing individuals for personal amusement or on a dare (poor Job and his extended family) and ordering or committing genocide in the blink of an eye.

The little bit of casual smiting in this game feels almost adorably quaint in comparison. And it's certainly not the game's biggest issue ...
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AdamM Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:01pm 
Haha, very true.
Straw Zombie Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:33pm 
I'm just here cuz of the flash sale. Interesting thread, reminds of the Simpsons.

"The lesson is: Our God is vengeful! O spiteful one, show me who to smite and they shall be smoten!" -- Homer Simpson
s2 Jan 4, 2013 @ 8:06pm 
Fun game -- well worth the price!

The Book of Jasher tells a version that's close to Genesis, but lists three different punishments, depending on the intent of the participant.

Jasher Chapter 9, Verse 35:

And the Lord smote the three divisions that were there, and he punished them
according to their works and designs. Those who said, We will ascend to heaven
and serve our gods, became like apes and elephants. Those who said, We
will smite the heaven with arrows, the Lord killed them, one man through the
hand of his neighbor. And the third division who said, We will ascend to
heaven and fight against him, the Lord scattered them throughout the earth.
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AdamM Jan 6, 2013 @ 1:28pm 
Eh? So the ones who wanted to serve in Heaven became animals but the ones who wanted to fight in Heaven were just sent on a trip? Bit odd.
Purple Tentacle Jan 6, 2013 @ 2:39pm 
The Book of Jasher (whose title fully translated means the Book of the Upright or the Book of the Just) is mentioned in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18. From the context in the Book of Samuel it is implied that it was a collection of poetry. Several books have claimed to be this lost text, but are widely discounted as pseudepigrapha.
Originally posted by AdamM:
Eh? So the ones who wanted to serve in Heaven became animals but the ones who wanted to fight in Heaven were just sent on a trip? Bit odd.
What did you expect, he basically just posted some bible fan fiction - those generally are at least as "odd" as the real thing ...
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