Was the Tower of Babel related to aliens instead of God?
The Tower of Babel
In this article, I would like to question the authenticity of the story of the tower of Babel as recorded in the Bible.
Genesis 11:1-9 (New International Version) 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.
2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.
4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
6 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.
7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 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.
There are a few strange points in this story.
1. How did the people at that time learn to make and bake bricks? They must have learned it from someone who had better knowledge than them. Could the knowledge had come from aliens or the Bible-god? They also had knowledge of towers, and even knew how to build one.
2. If they were the only people on earth, from the line of Adam and Eve, why would they want to make a name for themselves? Does this tell us that there were others on earth? Also, how did they have an idea of what a city was, and how to build one? Could they have seen one, maybe on board a spacehip and on another planet?
3. How did they know that the earth was a huge place and that they would be scattered over the earth? Could they have known at that time that the earth was huge? Maybe they had been shown the earth from a spaceship? Also, why were they worried about being scattered? Maybe they were threatened by the aliens? And why were they not afraid that they would fall off the corners of the earth if it was not a sphere but a cube?
4. Why did they want to build a tower that would reach the heavens if there was nothing up there but clouds, like what we see today? Or did they see something in the sky that was low enough for them to reach? That would make more sense. Could it be a huge spaceship that they thought was heaven? They might have been brought up to it, and had seen the fantastic technology and thus thought that it was heaven.
5. The ‘Lord came down’, it is recorded. If the Bible-god was not a physical being located above the city, why did he have to ‘come down’? An omnipresent God would surely not need to move about. So it makes sense that there was probably a spaceship above the city, and the aliens came down to look at the people. In addition, the Lord was speaking to others as he said “Let us…” This reinforces my suspicion that there was a group of aliens on a spaceship. Someone said this is proof of the doctrine of trinity. But there is no mention of 3 persons.
6. Why was the Lord worried about the people building the tower? How can an omnipotent God be worried about such a minor event? It must be that the tower was reaching the spaceship, surely. Today, we have all kinds of technology and tall buildings, yet we do not have a similar event.
7. The confusion of tongues is also not logical. From what is described, we should have people of the same race but speaking different languages or dialects. The Bible-god did not change their appearances of the people. But today, we have different races with their related language/dialect and physical features. We do not have one race of Chinese speaking English, French, Tamil, etc. In fact, this point alone can be used to demolish the authenticity of this Babel story.
8. If you have read the entire Bible, you would have noticed that the genealogy of Adam to Jesus Christ was very carefully recorded. It reflects on the meticulous characteristic of the author. But here at the Tower of Babel, details are totally missing, such as,
– who was the name of the leader who called for the building of the tower?
– what was the language of the people?
– how many people were involved?
– how many languages were created?
– how many groups of people left the place? etc.
This point makes me suspect that this passage was added in and did not belong to the original texts.
9. Today we humans have different blood types, and not all blood types are compatible with another. If we came from the same ancestors, how did we develop different blood types along the way? If we take the past few thousand years as reference, no new blood type had been formed, indicating that blood types do not change or mutate.
10. Interestingly, verse 4 states the fear of the people being scattered on the face of the earth, and verse 8 states that the Bible-god actually did it! Is it a clear indication that the Bible-god had threatened the people on that point earlier in time and now he carried it out? If that is true, then the Bible-god looks more like a mortal (an alien?) than an omnipotent God.
11. Finally, why is it that after this incident, there was no other similar incidents where the Bible-god stopped others from building a city? In fact, why was there no other incidents in the Bible where people tried to build a tower to reach the heavens? Was it because the spaceship had gone home at a certain point in time?
Please feel free to disagree objectively and intelligently with me.
Read my other articles on how the Bible quite clearly describes a spaceship-like object when talking about God.