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January 16, 2009

Tower of Babel shows God's love for language diversity

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090116/OPINION03/901160390/1007/OPINION

Tennessee Voices

"One resource for Christians in Nashville concerning their position on the English-only amendment seems to be the story of the Tower of Babel in the 10th and 11th chapters of Genesis.

Though many claim the story as a biblical justification for English-only, a closer reading of the narrative suggests something different. Babel is not a declaration that diversity in language is a punishment for thinking ourselves as important as God.
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Rather, Babel tells us that enforcing one language through the rule of law is tantamount to empire building, a sinful goal sought by Israel's captors and even Israel itself.".

Posted by VisaLawyer at January 16, 2009 11:48 AM

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