Apocalypse and the city: Where the tower of Babel meets Fight Club
The perception of destruction is not only prophetic or imagined. It is solidly predicted on a long tragic list of historic precedents.
The story of the Tower of Babel and the film “Fight Club” share similar endings. In Babel, God reacts fiercely to the power inherent in the unity of human society − for otherwise, “nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do” (Genesis 11:6). He confounds their language and disperses them, thereby bringing about the destruction of their mighty city. In “Fight Club,” the hero, fed up with a...
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