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Portillo
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Message 12 of 32 (633890)
09-17-2011 12:56 AM


Many cultures have stories of a tower and one language.

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North America

A legend of the Maidu Indians of California says that everybody spoke the same language until during preparations for a special burning ceremony, when “suddenly in the night everybody began to speak in a different tongue except that each husband and wife talked the same language.”

Then, according to the legend, God instructed a leader named Kuksu, who could speak all the languages, to summon all the people together and teach “them the names of the different animals and so forth in their various dialects. . . Then he called each tribe by name, and sent them off in different directions, telling them where they were to dwell.”

Central America

An Aztec legend claimed,

“Humanity was wiped out by a flood, but one man Coxcoxtli and one woman Xochiquetzal escaped in a boat, and reached a mountain called Colhuacan. They had many children, who were dumb until the time when a dove on top of a tree made them the gift of languages; but these differed so much that the children could not understand each other.”

Guatemala

The Quiches of Guatemala told of a time when the tribes multiplied and left their old home to a place called Tulan. Here the language changed, and the people sought new homes in various parts of the world as a result of not being able to understand each other.

Africa

A legend of the Wa-Sania tribe in East Africa says

“that of old all the tribes of the earth knew only one language, but that during a severe famine the people went mad and wandered in all directions, jabbering strange words, and so the different languages arose.”

India

The Mikir tribe in northeastern India tells of the descendants of Ram who were strong men and were growing dissatisfied with earth and aspired to conquer heaven. They began to build a tower.

“Higher and higher rose the building, till at last the gods and demons feared lest these giants should become the masters of heaven, as they already were of earth. So they confounded their speech, and scattered them to the four corners of the world. Hence arose all the various tongues of mankind.”

Europe

The Greeks had a legend that

“for many ages men lived at peace, without cities and without laws, speaking one language, and ruled by Zeus alone. . . At last Hermes introduced diversities of speech and divided mankind into separate nations.”

Polynesia

Polynesians on the island of Hao said that Rata and his three sons survived a great flood. Then

“they made an attempt to erect a building by which they could reach the sky, and see the creator god Vatea [Atea]; but the god in anger chased the builders away, broke down the building, and changed their language, so that they spoke diverse tongues.”

Middle East

Sumerians believed that all people spoke one language, as claimed in the poem “Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta”:

In those days . . . the whole universe, the people in unison, . . .

Enki, the Lord of abundance, . . .

Changed the speech in their mouths, and [brought?] contention into it,

Into the speech of man that [until then] had been one.

Southeast Asia

A legend of the Gaikho tribe of Burma (Myanmar) says,

“In the days of Pan-dan-man, the people determined to build a pagoda that should reach up to heaven. . . When the pagoda was half way up to heaven, God came down and confounded the language of the people, so that they could not understand each other. Then the people scattered, and Than-mau-rai, the father of the Gaikho tribe, came west, with eight chiefs, and settled in the valley of the Sitang.”



And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually - 2 Samuel 15:12

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Portillo
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Message 15 of 32 (633990)
09-17-2011 8:49 PM


Well it proves that one language isnt just a crazy biblical myth. But can be found all over the world.

And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually - 2 Samuel 15:12

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Portillo
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Message 27 of 32 (635117)
09-26-2011 9:48 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by Coyote
09-24-2011 11:24 AM


Re: Remarkable credibility?
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It is the job of archaeologists to read that history, and we do it quite well.

Not neccesarily. William Corliss said that, "The entire picture of human exploration and colonization of our planet is probably radically different from what we have been led to believe". Richard Rudgley said, "the widely accepted view of the human story is wildly inaccurate" and "preconceived opinions have repeatedly led to the rejection of evidence that does not fit with present archaeological dogmas."

Sources:
William Corliss, Archaelogical Revisionism, Science Frontiers 118 (July 1998)
Richard Rudgley, The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age (New York Free Press 1999)

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And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually - 2 Samuel 15:12

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Portillo
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Message 29 of 32 (635133)
09-27-2011 5:06 AM


The mainstream account isnt always the correct one.

And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually - 2 Samuel 15:12

  
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