Whenever I see something “too good to be true” I always make sure I do some extra investigation.
And while I don’t trust Snopes to ever tell the truth, there is one exception when I do rely on them, and that is when something is some plainly obviously true that even they can’t deny it.
When even Snopes doesn’t hit something with “Missing Context” or “True But Mixed” — when they instead give it the green “True” then you know even they couldn’t dispute obvious truth.
And that’s what just happened here.
Videos of a replica Tower of Babel have been circulating online claiming it was set ablaze in Russia and burned to the ground.
My first thought?
Has to be fake.
But then to my surprise, I saw even Snopes has given it the green “True”:
Now let’s check out the videos…
Burn baby burn:
They are LITERALLY BURNING THE TOWER OF BABEL IN 🇷🇺 RUSSIA 🇷🇺 “art”. IT IS BIBLICAL 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/WxyunahiWW
— mary manuel (@maryman31794828) March 9, 2022
Probably not a great idea to make a replica of one of the most detestable images in the Old Testament:
In Russia, in Kaluga, a replica of the Tower of Babel was burned.. It was the first attempt to create an empire to enslave all mankind.🔥 pic.twitter.com/SRbXahfcd4
— Hi Dear (@HiDearzaki) March 14, 2022
NWO burning down:
In Russia, in the Kaluga region, a replica of the Tower of
Babel was burned. In the bible, the Tower of Babel is mankind's first attempt to build a world empire that would unite all the peoples and nations that inhabited the earth.
They failed, and they will fail again. pic.twitter.com/Jrn2DjKpw7
— Esoteric (@_3SOT3RIC_) March 15, 2022
FALL OF THE CABAL:
“”THE END OF THE CABAL, BABYLON HAS FALLEN
In Russia, in the Kaluga region, a replica of the Tower of Babel was burned. According to biblical tradition, the Tower of Babel is mankind's first attempt to build a world empire that would unite all the pic.twitter.com/JT8hHYHACm
— THE VOICE 🇺🇸 CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS (@jqkennedy17) March 14, 2022
Here is the context Snopes attempts to put around the story:
Every year at Nikola-Lenivets, a large art park in a small village in the Kaluga region of Russia, artists gather to build a large wooden structure and then burn it to the ground. In March 2022, architect Ekaterina Polyakova built a model of the Tower of Babel for the annual Maslenitsa festival. The art park wrote in an Instagram post (translated via Google) on Feb. 16:
The Tower of Babel by architect Ekaterina Polyakova turned out to be of incredible beauty and Scale, a tower that you can climb and reach for the clouds! The height of the tower is more than 20 meters, it is filled with 120 cubic meters. used pallets and 200 bales of rejected hay (too hard for animal feed).
For the construction, wood was used from agricultural fields, which were overgrown and needed to be cleaned, and slabs – waste from the sawmill. The most beautiful Art object will be put on fire and burned down in a few hours, but will remain in the memory of the audience with a bright flash. We will never forget this fiery landscape!
When videos of this burning sculpture started circulating on social media, they were often shared with messages that attempted to decipher the meaning behind this act. One Facebook page, for example, claimed that this was a sign that “Nuclear war is coming!” Another post claimed that this was a clear symbol of Russia “letting the whole world know that the New World Order is destroyed!” A version of this video posted to Bitchute was simply titled “ILLUMINATI BURNING.”
We find the story of the Tower of Babel in the Book of Genesis, chapter 11, verses 1-9. […]
We are told that the whole world spoke one language. Travelling to a plain in the land of Shinar, the descendants of Noah establish a city and build a tower ‘whose top may reach unto heaven’. They decide that this tower will make a name for them: in other words, it will serve as a monument to their fame in case they are subsequently ‘scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth’.
But God, seeing the city and the tower they had built, was concerned that now, the people would be able to do anything and they were getting too ambitious. So God went and confounded their language, so they couldn’t understand each other’s speech, and scattered them abroad upon the face of the earth.
While some social media users offered their own interpretations of what the burning symbolized, the artist also offered her thoughts. On the Russian architecture site Archi.ru, Polyakova said:
“It so happened that that very Tower of Babel was never completed because of the discord between people and entire nations. The current one, which we are collecting for Maslenitsa in Nikola-Lenivets, serves as a modern symbol of the same discord. The events associated with the pandemic have given rise to new conflicts and clashes. According to the biblical story, our tower will also not be completed, but the guests of Maslenitsa will be able to become co-authors and complete it on their own before it disappears in the fire.”
This art sculpture was originally designed to symbolize the societal conflicts that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the days after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the Nikola-Lenivets art park posted a message on social media stating that they hoped the destruction of this tower would serve as a reminder to “turn to peace with their neighbor.”
This reminds me of another replica Tower of Babel under construction.
Have you seen this?