The above cartoon by David Hayward makes a lot of useful points at once. On the one hand, it emphasizes that the Bible is the work of people writing about God, not something God wrote and dropped down from heaven. It also depicts God anthropomorphically, as three persons surprised when they find out what humans have written about them. And that in turn will be found objectionable by many who claim to adhere to a “Biblical” view of God. And yet the Tower of Babel story depicts God as descending from heaven to see the tower that the humans have made.