Fischer Wants to Thwart God’s Will!

Remarking on a report that there are some 180 languages spoken by students and parents in the NYC public school system, Bryan Fischer says that God is judging America by confusing our languages, just like he did with the Tower of Babel. But for some reason, he wants to thwart God’s will!

The solution would seem fairly straightforward: require English fluency and literacy as a condition for immigration. It seems only a matter of common sense that newcomers to our shores should be expected to learn our language rather than we being expected to learn theirs…

One of the forms God’s judgment takes is a confusion of languages. According to Genesis 11, when a monolingual people became consumed with pride and arrogance, and intended to “make a name for (themselves)” by “building a tower with its top in the heavens,” God intervened by making it impossible for them to communicate with each other.

This was to serve as a check on the evil they otherwise would be disposed to do. Said the Triune God, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech” (Genesis 11:6, 7).

Their ability to collaborate together for evil purposes was broken by a babble of languages, and they soon scattered. Their plans, because they were not aligned with God’s, came to nought.

The lesson here may be that when a nation turns from the humble worship of the true and living God to hubristic self-reliance, God may judge that nation by making linguistic communication impossible.

Bryan, why are you in rebellion against God? You say that it is God’s will that our languages be confused, but then you want to eliminate that judgment by not letting anyone in who doesn’t speak English. God is going to punish you for this, you know. Maybe, in his divine wisdom, he already has punished you by making you a moron.

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  • busterggi

    Good thing there are no tall buildings in NYC that Yahweh might notice.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ busterggi : So .. in this context what’ya reckon God makes of the International Space Station?

  • wreck

    “when a monolingual people became consumed with pride and arrogance, and intended to “make a name for (themselves)” by “building a tower with its top in the heavens,” God intervened by making it impossible for them to communicate with each other.”

    To be fair to Dog, the tower did have a gigantic TRUMP sign on it.

  • StevoR

    Also its alright for NYC, I gather Dubai has much taller and thus more wrath drawing buildings these days. Plus we have lightning detectors and everyone drives around in them motorised horseless iron chariots nowadays.

  • StevoR

    @3. wreck : Aha! So that answers my question ISS~wise. ( Also covering Mir, the Salyuts, Skylab adn other “brick moons” by implication I guess.) As long as the whole tower.. er .. construction is in space – top and bottom – its cool with God – but when they finally build that much dreamt of space elevator / beanstalk boy are we in for it!

    (Wonder if it counts if we build such space elevators on Mars or Luna or elsewhere off Earth?)

  • http://dharmaubuntu.wordpress.com/ Aspect Sign

    I take great pleasure in the fact that babel is from the Akkadian bab-ilu which translates as gate of god and it now means confused and incoherent.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    He’s right. The first thing God does when He’s displeased with His Christian Nation is allow foreign-tongued foreigners to immigrate there, even though the people He’s allowing in weren’t conspiring and those He didn’t want conspiring still speak English just fine.

  • StevoR

    Oh & by “Lightning detectors” I mean lightning rods becoz as usual I’m half asleep and .. well dunno how that happened really.

  • StevoR

    @7. Modusoperandi : Dunno bout that last bit “get a brain morans!” and all the Teablaggard hate mail errors ring any bells. Sheesh, they’re even worse’m’me!

  • StevoR

    And I’m tired, distracted and typing in the dark! (No light globe in my study now and Ashes on TV as well.)

  • grumpyoldfart

    Australia used languages against undesirables for most of the 20th century. Potential immigrants had to pass a dictation test to prove their proficiency in the language. If they were Chinese the test might be done in German. If they were German the test would be in some other language they were expected not to know. There were a few teething troubles from 1901-1908 when about fifty people passed the test, but after 1909 not one person ever passed!

    http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/websites-mini/journeys-australia/1900s20s/immigration-restriction-act/

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    StevoR, us Teabaggers understand each other just fine! You’d speak ‘Merican too, but God enbaffled your speech by putting an Indian in your neighborhood.

  • blf

    I wonder if this nutter believes EnglishAmerican is (1) The original monoglot language; or (2) One of the many languages “created” to stop the ancient Donald’s megaproject. It has to be one or the other since it was then used to wrote the babble and is what Mr Carpenterson spake…

  • Pierce R. Butler

    busterggi @ # 1: Good thing there are no tall buildings in NYC that Yahweh might notice.

    He already knocked down the two tallest, according to numerous analyses (though none that I saw mentioned personal insecurities other than homophobia and lesbianxiety, etc).

  • lldayo

    Regarding the mention of the ISS I think you all failed to realize that was an international project that had multiple countries working together, each having their own language. Gawd = thwarted.

  • John Pieret

    If God confused their language, how come Fischer speaks Babel so fluently?

  • The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

    Did he just omit the part where his ONE god was worried that the people would become “like unto one of us?

  • The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

    Just add where needed: “

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I’m not sure how you can get any worse by not just believing in stupid mythology, but in applying that mythology in creative ways to shit on other people.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    I wonder how well Fischer’s ancestors spoke English when they came to America. Given the spelling of his last name I assume they were probably Germans.

  • raven

    Nothing they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

    Odd factoid.

    God destroyed the Tower of Babel because he was afraid of cooperating humans and what they could accomplish.

    And as usual, it failed. We’ve gone a lot further than just piling up mud bricks. Today with have robots on Mars, and around Saturn and Pluto.

    Fear was also why he kicked the humans out of Eden.

    The OT god is a not very powerful tribal god who didn’t do a whole lot to protect his chosen people from getting repeatedly overrun.

  • naturalcynic

    Maybe, in his divine wisdom, he already has punished you by making you a moron.

    Is it punishment if the moron doesn’t perceive that he is a moron? If Fischer did, he might not squawk so much.

    It’s much more likely that his gawd has punished Fischer by making him perpetually outraged and then thwarting him at every turn.

  • sugarfrosted

    On a more positive interesting note. There are some minority languages in the world that are only really known by outsiders due to some speakers in NYC, whom migrated there.

    Fischer, the Christian Vandal, wants to erase them. (Which would likely happen, because these groups tend to be invisible minorities in their native lands and are often oppressed.)

  • mithrandir

    Fischer’s “argument” fails at the second sentence of that quoted segment. No one in the United States is forced to learn a non-English language. Some people may choose to learn a second language because non-English speakers represent a market worth serving – and some people who speak a non-English language as a first language do learn English, and then get employed providing translation services for their fellows that did not.

    If he feels oppressed by just having to hear “para Español, oprima numero dos” when he calls automated customer service lines, he needs to get over himself.