Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm not a Doomsday Prophet, but.....

In the comments section of the post before this one, I responded to a comment by Ian. I think with regards to Dubai being the "New Babylon", there are two schools of thought. The Dubai is the New Babylon with regards to success, wealth and the tallest tower. (seriously). Or there is my school of thought: The city of Babel fell. Eventually. Giving credit where due, there is a fellow Blogger with a discussion HERE. I'll just quote this little nugget from The Book of Revelations for you to chew on:
Revelation 18:1-3
After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. With a mighty voice he shouted:
"Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!
She has become a home for demons
and a haunt for every evil spirit,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.
For all the nations have drunk
the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries."

And let us not forget the old standby which has got to be the most disregarded proverb in this part of the world:

From Matthew 19:24
"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."


Anonymous said...

In my dictionary, its regards to Success when someone refer Dubai as the "New Babylon",

which also leads to the conclusion that once upon a time Dubai was the babel city which fell down.

which eventually giving credit to Dubai the great babel in the modern world

my two cents

Reality Check said...

You've pretty much proven my case, Naseem. You see the Babylon reference as a positive thing, like Dubai is proud and strong, and I would have agreed with you 6 months ago. Fair enough. Mine, and I'm sure others see the parallels of two (once great) cities. One has long crumbled and the other (New Babylon) is starting to crack.
IMHO Dubai is EXACTLY the Babel of the modern world. The only thing is, the last chapters have yet to be written.