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Once we experienced solitude and became aware of our limitations considering death, God made an essential appearance. From that moment on our spiritual lives revolved around rituals, stories and symbols containing a desperate quest for unconditional love. But since God confused our languages and scattered us around the world at the time we built the tower of Babel for the glory of man instead of God, has God become the unknown God?
Ziggurats were massive monuments built in ancient Mesopotamian, having the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels. Each ziggurat was part of a temple complex which included other buildings. Only priests were permitted on the ziggurat or in the rooms at its base, and it was their responsibility to care for the gods and attend to their needs. The tower of Babel was a famous ziggurat. The Old Church (13th centrury) in the centre of Amsterdam is a modern, and most of the time empty, place of worship.
Read poems by: F. Nietzsche, R.M. Rilke, A. Bnou, J. Joyce, J.L. Runeberg, F. Pessoa (thanks to libervox)