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Mile high building is just what the world needs

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  • Independent
    Massachusetts
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    First I must apologize for a couple duplicate threads posted recently. I’ll try not to be redundant in the future. Though I’ll resume concerns about resource usage and social patterns, for the moment (for this weekend) just this brief change of ponder-pace.



    Mile high bldg..

    The evangelicals will all the more be waiting now for God to cast everything asunder because of man trying to reach the heavens -- now with his "Towers of Jargon" (no longer Babel) -- . . . . oh, but this is the UAE so maybe Allah? . . . . but Islam and Judeo-Christianity are both monotheistic (in fact the former "emerging" from a basis in the latter's old testament and even unto Mary . . . . . and maybe Allah will interpret the building as a variation on the theme of a Minaret?

    Some postapocalyptic day, there'll be the religious legends of God's smiting the skyscrapers because of gay marriage or no school prayers or (the other extreme) because of Islam's apostasy for denying that Jesus was sacred and not just another prophet . . . . But that will come after strictly geologic phenomena fell the towers or climate factors cull the population or rising seas undermine even unto the bedrock.

    There's something that seems almost ominous (not just ill-advised or mis-allocated) in such excesses as we build and construct and contrive. Should there be a limit? But if there should, must we not realize "should there not have been" and how much that is of so much enhancement to life now would not have come to be?

    And this is where I come to "Est, ergo est." It is, therefore it is. Whatever exists exists and it wasn't any other way (although it might have been). And whatever exists is part of existence -- including man, a part of nature, as well as nature the programming of man. And if not by nature "expressed through" the technology of a species (man), then what is the origin and the manifestation of progress, even "retro-gress"? Seems we either have a Creationistic Creator’s partially self-destruct creation – or a natural process of which even the highest levels (tech/sci) may contribute to disasters (ecologic/virologic) . . . . or???? Anybody got another idea??

    Eh, ain't nothing I can do about it but realize I'd never pay $100 dollars to ride an elevator in the Middle East Mile + high building? Now there's a target for terrorism that must have been stymied after 9/11

    ("Wha' now, BinOmaran? We ‘jumped the shark’ with the twin towers and Pentagon, didn’t we?” “Fear not, Momahet, there’s that mile high one going up with a lot of Western capitalization and the higher they are the harder they fall.”)
  • Liberal
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    It will get them that much closer to the 72 virgins, which just happens to remind me of a joke -

    Allah & 72 virgins

    A suicide bomber died and went to Paradise, as foretold. When he arrived there, he met Allah, and he said to Allah that he was ready to claim his virgins, as promised. Out of curiosity he asked Allah why there were so many virgins in heaven.

    Allah regarded him for a moment, then replied, "Actually, the 72 virgins are here in heaven because assholes like you murdered them before they could experience the pleasure of sex. So you're here to service them. Since they're virgins, they're quite sexually ravenous; and, frankly, you'll be on constant, exhausting duty. And I shall banish you from Paradise should you fail!"

    The bomber responded, "Well, I guess I can live with that. How hard can it be to keep 72 women satisfied for all eternity?"

    And Allah replied, "Who said they were women?