“I think that I snapped.”
“How so?” asked Kevin.
“I have been thinking about a lot of what you have been telling me.
I been doingresearch, you know, just double checking some of the things you have been saying. I think I have
just figured out something.”
“What is that?”
“I think that in the beginning, man wanted to get close to his maker. He built the Tower
of Babel. I think that God seeing this smashed that tower and separated man. I wondered whyGod would have done something like that? God is about love and forgiveness, why would God
separate us and smash an attempt to get close to God?”
“Yeah, never really thought about that. Hey, when do you suppose they will be back?”
asked Kevin looking towards the door; looking for the threatening man to return.
“Oh, they are on a break for about
a half an hour,” answered Josh.
“So, what is this big revelation?”
“I think that I realized something concerning the
story of the Tower of Babel. Adam andEve both pissed off God; Eve for her indiscretion and Adam for his cowardice and turning oneach other. They were sent to the Earth to build, learn, and grow in order to obtain the presenceof God again. Several genera
tions after, they tried to build a tower to God.”
“And God destroyed it out of anger.”
“Yes, but why, why would God destroy an attempt to reach God? I got to thinking about
it and realized that it was too easy of a route. I realized that the whole point of the journey to Godwas not so much the actual trip but the lessons along the way. I started to read everything. I meaneverything. All the religious text I could find. I think that I have stumbled upon a truth. I think that the whole idea of earth is to c
hallenge ourselves that have been created by the tower.”
“Created by the tower?” asked Kevin.
“Supposedly, God forced all of the different languages and customs on us when Goddestroyed the tower. It wasn‟t a punishment; it was a lesson, an obstacle for us
to work through.”
“But why the obstacle?” asked Kevin wondering when a half hours would be up and
looking over to the door.
“Think about it. If everything was perfect, no one would learn or grow. We
would all just
be spoiled brats,” answered Josh with conviction, “Only through challenges do we grow. If you
read the various text that are out there, you would find that they all have one thing in common