Occupy is our Babel

I would have tweeted this, but it’s too long. The Occupy Movement reminds me of this verse from Genesis 11 and the story of the Tower of Babel. Theologians have used it for centuries to help children understand why we speak different languages, but the word “language” has many meanings, including any manner of expressing thoughts.

God is the speaker:

“Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!

Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”

Fast forward to today, and substitute the status quo for “God.”

Now you have an idea of what lies ahead.

While we’re at it, I might as well ask where “the church” is in all of this? Do they come down on the side of the people or the institutions?

The answer might surprise us, but not really.