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Towers of Babel
« on: Oct 15th, 2008, 12:03pm »
 

In the Name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful Master Fard Muhammad, the Lord of all the Worlds, to Whom Praise is due forever and His last Messenger the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, may Allah be pleased with him.
 
The Holy Quran
Ch.8
7 And when Allah promised you one of the two parties that it should be yours, and you loved that the one not armed should be yours, and Allah desired to establish the Truth by His words, and to cut off the root of the disbelievers —
 
8 That He might cause the Truth to triumph and bring the falsehood to naught, though the guilty disliked.
 
Ch.29
52 Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you — He knows what is in the heavens and the earth. And those who believe in falsehood and disbelieve in Allah, these it is that are the losers.
 
67 See they not that We have made a sacred territory secure, while men are carried off by force from around them? Will they still believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in the favour of Allah?
 
Gen.11:1
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
 
Gen.11:6
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.
 
Gen.11:7
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
 
Gen.11:9
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.
 
As-Salaam Alaikum
 
 
Towers of Babel
 
In Gen. 11:9, the name of Babel is etymologized by association with the Hebrew verb balal, “to confuse or confound”.
 
Qur’an and Islamic traditions
 
Though not mentioned by name, the Qur’an has a story with similarities to the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel, though set in the Egypt of Moses. In Suras 28:38 and 40:36-37 Pharaoh asks Haman to build him a clay tower so that he can mount up to heaven and confront the God of Moses.
 
Another story in Sura 2:102 mentions the name of Babil, but tells of when two angels taught the people of Babylon the tricks of magic and warned them that magic is a sin and that their teaching them magic is a test of faith.  
 
A tale about Babil appears more fully in the writings of Yaqut (i, 448 f.) and the Lisan el-‘Arab (xiii. 72), but without the tower: mankind were swept together by winds into the plain that was afterwards called “Babil”, where they were assigned their separate languages by Allah, and were then scattered again in the same way.
 
Ge: 10:8: And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
 
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Re: Towers of Babel
« Reply #1 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 12:05pm »
 

…In the History of the Prophets and Kings by the 9th century Muslim historian al-Tabari, a fuller version is given: Nimrod has the tower built in Babil, Allah destroys it, and the language of mankind, formerly Syriac, is then confused into 72 languages.  
 
Another Muslim historian of the 13th century, Abu al-Fida relates the same story, adding that the patriarch Eber (an ancestor of Abraham) was allowed to keep the original tongue, Hebrew in this case, because he would not partake in the building.
 
The story explains the origin of nations, of their languages, and of Babylon (Babel). The story’s theme of competition between the Lord and humans appears elsewhere in Genesis, in the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The story displays the Lord’s contempt for human pride.  
 
“From those most ancient of days the surviving physical reminders are the 30 Egyptian obelisks that have survived into our times for our warning/instruction, and of which only 7 remain in Egypt as 13 were removed to Rome as the ‘New Center of Babylon’, with the others being strategically placed in London, Israel, Turkey, France and New York.  
 
But, to the ‘newest’ of these obelisks, and the modern one meant to ‘merge’ the power of  the ancients, one need only look to the center of Washington D.C. where the largest  of these ancient monuments rears it defiance to the heavens and is called the Washington  Monument”.-Sorcha Faal
 
Remember the ancient Egyptian Sun God, ‘Ra‘? In Exodus 10:21-23, we find that God sent intense darkness to cover the entire land of Egypt, to demonstrate that He was more powerful than their greatly revered, Sun God, ‘Ra‘. The Satanists of Ancient Egypt believed that the spirit of this Sun God dwelt within each obelisk.  
 
Therefore, each adherent to this Egyptian religion was committed to worshipping this spirit of ‘Ra‘. They were to “face the obelisk” at least once a day, but preferably three times daily. The worship of the Sun God has been preserved in Secret Societies through today, and their worshippers “face the obelisk” daily!
 
But, there is yet more to the shape of the obelisk. Egyptian legend holds that the god, Osiris, was killed and that his sexual shaft was cut into 14 pieces. The obelisk represents Osiris’ male phallus. Later, as the paganism of the Chaldeans began to take hold in the Middle East, the obelisk was recognized as the male shaft of Baal, the god so hated by the Almighty God of the Holy Bible. Later still, in the Greek Mysteries Religion, “Pan the goat god and god of (sexual) sensuality, was often represented by an obelisk”. [Dr. Cathy Burns, “Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated”, p. 340-1]
 
The obelisk is the sexual erect shaft of the Sun God! By whatever name — Ra, Baal, Osiris, Pan, Lucifer.
 
This is the sexual male symbol in the middle of St. Peter’s Basilica!
 
An Egyptian obelisk in St. Peters Square (the Vatican).
 
Solar obelisk of Heliopolis, dates back to about year 600 BC; its hieroglyphs mention pharaoh Psamtik II, who had this monument made in honour of god Ra (i.e. the sun), whence the alternative name of the spire, also called “solar obelisk”.
 
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Re: Towers of Babel
« Reply #2 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 12:07pm »
 

…Seti I decorated three sides of this obelisk, while his son Ramses II carved the fourth and erected the obelisk in the sun temple at Heliopolis, a capital of ancient Egypt. In inscriptions on one side of the monolith, Seti I describes himself as “the one who fills Heliopolis with obelisks that their rays may illuminate the Temple of Re.”  
 
Ramses II, one of history’s greatest self-aggrandizers, styled himself as one who made “monuments as innumerable as the stars of heaven. His works join the sky. When Re shines, he rejoices because of [the obelisks] in his temple of millions of years.”
 
 
Another Tower of Babel
 
    Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
 
    Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
 

 
The cup of wine of the apostate woman (church) represents spiritual and doctrinal fornication, a mixing of truth and error, Christianity and paganism, which she has taught to the world (made the nations drink).
 
    Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
 
There is only one self-proclaimed “Mother” church, The Universal (Catholic) Church.
 
    Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
    Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
 
 
One of the cardinal factors in the Briticization of American intellectual outlook is the common language of England and America. Of all the civilized nations of the world, Americans are most deficient as linguists.  
 
Because of American inability to speak fluently any language save America’s own, a great barrier exists between America and the Continental countries. But no such barrier exists between America and England; and consequently there is a constant exchange of ideas, beliefs, and opinions.
 
American literature is derided; American artists are ridiculed; and in nearly every field of American intellectual endeavor England has found grounds for disparagement.  
 
It is necessary only to look through British newspapers and critical American journals to discover the contemptuous and not infrequently venomous tone which characterizes the discussion of American culture.
 
At the same time, England grasps every opportunity for foisting her own artists and artisans on this country. She it is who sets the standard which at once demolishes American individual expression and glorifies the efforts of Englishmen.
 
The evidences of the American’s enforced belief in English superiority are almost numberless. Apartment houses and suburban sub-divisions are named after English hotels and localities. The belief extends even to the manufacturers of certain brands of cigarettes which, for sale purposes, are advertised as English, although it would be difficult to find a box of them abroad.  
 
The first White House architect, Irish-born James Hoban, based his design on English and Irish country houses. The White House is constructed of light gray sandstone painted white.
 
The American actor, in order to gain distinction, apes the dress, customs, intonation and accent of Englishmen. His great ambition is to be mistaken for a Londoner. This pose, however, is not all snobbery: it is the outcome of an earnest desire to appear superior; and so long has England insisted upon her superiority that many Americans have come to adopt it as a cultural fetish.  
 
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Re: Towers of Babel
« Reply #3 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 12:09pm »
 

…I refer to the Encyclopedia Britannica which, by a colossal campaign of flamboyant advertising, has been scattered broadcast over every state in the union.  
 
No more vicious and dangerous educational influence on America can readily be conceived than the articles in this encyclopaedia. They distort the truth and disseminate false standards. America is now far enough behind the rest of the civilized world in its knowledge of art, without having added to that ignorance the erroneous impressions created by this partial and disproportioned English work; for, in its treatment of the world’s progress, it possesses neither universality of outlook nor freedom from prejudice in its judgments the two primary requisites for any work which lays claim to educational merit.
 
ONE going to the Encyclopedia Britannica for critical information concerning philosophy will encounter the very essence of that spirit which is merely reflected in the other departments of the Encyclopedia’s culture.  
 
In this field the English editors and contributors of the Britannica are dealing with the sources of thought, and as a result British prejudice finds a direct outlet.
 
To be sure, it is difficult for a critic possessing the mental characteristics and the ethical and religious predispositions of his nation, to reveal the entire field of philosophy without bias.
 
In the Lies and Fallacies of the Encyclopedia Britannica: by Joseph McCabe
Says:
 
 “Haeckel, like Gibbon, gets his distinction reduced in the grim need of curtailing the old articles: a need which looks peculiar when, a few pages later, General Smuts is invited to contribute a four-page article on his ridiculous “Philosophy” (Holism), which has never been taken seriously.  But it favors religion and — not to put too fine a point on it — Smuts rendered high political service to Britain.  
 
   However while space is so precious the reviser of the Encyclopedia finds it necessary to add this to the decimated article on Haeckel: “Although Haeckel occupies no serious position in the history of philosophy there can be no doubt that he was very widely read in his own day and that he is very typical of the school of extreme evolutionary thought.”
 
     The last three words give the writer away. It is only the Catholic writer who makes a distinction between schools of “evolutionary thought.” As to his having been widely read, no scientific work since Darwin’s “Origin” had anything like the circulation of Haeckells “Riddle.” It sold millions of copies in more than 20 languages.  
 
And a serious modern writer on Haeckel would have pointed out that while he despised philosophers and never claimed to be one, he remarkably anticipated modern thought in insisting that matter and energy are just two aspects of one reality. Of this fundamental doctrine of his the writer says not a word.
 
     Even the article “Heresy” of the old edition, though certainly not written by a heretic, suffers the usual discriminating process of curtailment. The writer had said:  
 
     “As long as the Christian Church was itself persecuted by the pagan empire it advocated freedom of conscience . . . but almost immediately after Christianity was adopted as the religion of the Roman Empire the persecution of men for religious opinions began.”
 
That of course is cut out. Then a long list of Catholic persecutions in the middle Ages is cut out and replaced by this grossly misleading sentence:
 
     “The heresies of the Middle Ages were not matters of doctrine merely (however important) but were symptoms of spiritual movements common to the people of many lands and in one way or other threatening the power of the Roman Catholic system.”
 
But in the higher realms of criticism it is possible to find that intellectual detachment which can review impersonally the development of thought, no matter what tangential directions it may take.
 
There have been several adequate histories of philosophy written by British critics, proving that it is not necessary for an Englishman to regard the evolution of thinking only through distorted and prejudiced eyes.
 
As in its other departments, the Encyclopaedia places undue stress on British thinkers: it accords them space out of all proportion to their relative importance, and includes obscure and inconsequent British moralists while omitting biographies of far more important thinkers of other nations.
 
But when British critics consider the entire history of thought from the postulates of their own writers, and emphasize only those philosophers of foreign nationality who appeal to English ways of thinking,” then it is impossible to gain any adequate idea of the philosophical teachings of the world as a whole.
 
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Re: Towers of Babel
« Reply #4 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 12:10pm »
 

…And this is precisely the method pursued by the Britannica in dealing with the history and development of modern thought.  Such is the brief record of the manner in which the world’s modern philosophers are treated in the Encyclopedia Britannica. From this work hundreds of thousands of Americans are garnering their educational ideas.  
 
The Encyclopedia Britannica if accepted unquestioningly throughout this country as an authoritative source of knowledge, would retard American intellectual development fully twenty years; for so one-sided is its information, so distorted are its opinions, so far removed is it from being an international and impartial reference work, that not only does it give inadequate advice on vital topics, but it positively creates false impressions.  
 
The statements insisted that the Britannica was a supreme, unbiased, and international reference library an impartial and objective review of the world; and it was on these statements, repeated constantly, that Americans bought the work.  
 
The truth is that the Encyclopedia Britannica, in its main departments of culture, is characterized by misstatements, inexcusable omissions, rabid and patriotic prejudices, personal animosities, blatant errors of fact, scholastic ignorance, and gross neglect of non-British culture, an astounding egotism, and an undisguised contempt for American progress.  
 
Rarely has this country witnessed such indefensible methods in advertising as those adopted by the Britannica’s exploiters. The “copy” has fairly screamed with extravagant and fabulous exaggerations”.
 
European colonialisation of history
 
“In a 1994 interview on Gill Noble’s ABC TV programme “Like It Is”, New York, deceased African-American renowned historian, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, stated that the most potent phenomenon in the armory of Eurocentric scholarship or Eurocentrism is:  
“European colonialisation of history; (Europeans) not only colonialised history but (most importantly) they colonialised information about history.”  
 
As a result, the world has been under the sway of His-Story or the Euro-centric interpretation of world history. Guyanese historian and anthropologist, Dr. Ivan van Sertima, labels sway the European “five hundred year curtain.”
 
According to The State of Black South Carolina: An Action Agenda for the Future (1991), this Euro-centric thought-process reached its zenith in the 18th century when a German scholar, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, “helped to create Eurocentrism based on racism, while he was on the faculty of the University of Gottingen in Germany.” Winckelmann, “who loved Greece and hated Africa, was helped in his creation of Eurocentrism — at the expense of African contributions to the world— by other 18th century racist scholars.”
 
In this ethnocentric endeavor, these scholars produced Great Books of the Western World – “a 37,000 page, 60-volume collection of ‘classics’ that includes no author of African ancestry.” These “racist scholars” then “went on to influence universities in Britain and America with what is called the ‘classics’, a course of study we now see was born in an atmosphere of racism” and xenophobia.
 
The early missionaries saw African culture and religion as a deadly adversary and as an evil that had to be eliminated. In 1876, a 27-year-old missionary named Mary Slessor emigrated from Scotland to spend the rest of her life in Nigeria. For her efforts in trying to convert the people of Nigeria, Mary Slessor’s photograph appears on Scotland’s ten pound note, and her name can be found on schools, hospitals and roads in Nigeria.
 
The introduction to Mary Slessor’s biography, titled: “White Queen of the Cannibals” is revealing:  
 
    “On the west coast of Africa is the country of Nigeria. The chief city is Calabar,” said Mother Slessor. “It is a dark country because the light of the Gospel is not shining rightly there. Black people live there. Many of these are cannibals who eat other people.”
 
    “They’re bad people, aren’t they, Mother?” asked little Susan.
 
    “Yes, they are bad, because no one has told them about Jesus, the Saviour from sin, or showed them what is right and what is wrong.”
 
The primary aim of these Euro-centric ‘classics’ is to completely expunge Africa from the “map of human geography” and world history. Its cornerstone notion is that nothing came out of Africa but powerless, defenseless, uncivilized, barbaric, primitive, nothing slaves. However, an Afro-centric analysis/interpretation of Our Story suggests that nothing is further from the truth.”
 
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Re: Towers of Babel
« Reply #5 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 12:18pm »
 

…”Orpheus has an alliance with Pavlov-power of sound, catchy tunes with a conditioned response.”
 
Power words used to condition the mind give a concept of value and a sense of forward thinking (modern thought). Take the word “Progress: meaning slowly improving,” it is often used to make one feel as moving forward. Into a futuristic society that is hoped to produce modern thoughts and commitments to progress.
 
In advertising the hope is that persuasion will overturn truth and reason in the minds of customers to make them think they have a wish or desire to have something they don’t need.  
 
Areas considered in the science and art of persuasion includes language, thought and symbolism. The abuse of language causes the decline of languages; lies and overused power words that come to nothing is actually harmful to future societies.  
 
Lies and exaggerations are every where in religion, politics, scientific theories, and the art of persuasion is used as a tool to convince the public of a lie or a “theory.” With religious masterpieces, paintings, in this case an encyclopedia, sculptures and architecture (obelisks) are produced as symbols for the glory of a god, a government or priesthood. Masterpieces only appeal to limited audiences.
 
The survival of democracy depends on the ability of large numbers of people to make realistic choices in the light of adequate information.  A dictatorship, on the other hand, maintains itself by censoring and distorting the facts, and by appealing, not to reason, not to enlighten self interest, but to passion and prejudice the powerful “hidden forces,” as Hitler called them, present in the unconscious depths of every human mind.
 
Every Propagandist has his art department.
 
 
References:
 
Tower of Babel
 
Misinforming a Nation;
Author: Van Dine, S. S
Pgs 12, 173-195
 
Original Glory not out of Greece
By Dr. Kwame Nantambu
 
Mary Slessor
 
The Art of Selling
By Aldous Huxley
See Chapter 6  
Brave New World Revised 1958
 
666, the Pope, Anti-Christ & Vatican- For Dummies!
 
PAGAN SUN WORSHIP AND CATHOLICISM THE MONSTRANCE and the WAFER GOD
 
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