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The Lingua of Babel (1)

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FORTY YEARS LATER (Earth’s time)

{EXT. HUMAN COMMUNITY, EARTH – DAY}

Edom; an elderly man, is standing on a big tall stone with a very big dog. All human race are listening to him.

EDOM
As I said, there is a world far above us which the lord we knew; hides, from us.

WOMAN ONE
(among the crowd)
How do you know that?

EDOM
This dog made me know this. There is another god called Satan far better than the one we call; Lord.
(his dog stretches its neck)

DOG
My master; and friend is right! We’ve been deceived by a wicked god. He sent Adam away from the garden and now he has planned to kill all of you the same way he killed our forefathers; by sending them into the wilderness to till the ground. I am Satan, I’m just talking through this dog because I’m your true god.

MAN ONE
Prove yourself!
(the place starts becoming noisy)

EDOM
You see…
(a clamorous uproar occurs among the people)

RAMOTH
(a young man among the crowd stands and tears his cloth, and the whole place gradually become quiet)
Edom is right! According to our ancestral stories, a few years ago, our young men were living up to eight hundred years before they grow old, but now;
(points at Edom)
Just look at him, he has grey hairs, a wrinkled face and fallen muscles at just eighty. The Lord is wicked. We all know how precious the dog is among other animals, and Satan has been able to speak to me through my dog too.

MAN TWO
(among the crowd)
You’re right. Me too!
(many others respond and approve the sayings of Ramoth)

RAMOTH
You see, there is a better god out there than the one we serve. Satan is the god we must serve.

EDOM
(quickly speaks)
He told me that this world is cursed forever and if we don’t escape it, we’ll die ever before we get to a hundred. Also, he lives in the sky, we can go and live there with him and be like God ourselves.

WOMAN TWO
(among the crowd)
How can we leave this place then?

EDOM
First, we’ll build ourselves a city and a great tower which will be a passage to other worlds in the sky where God lives.

MAN THREE
(among the crowd)
Won’t the Sun kill us when we approach it?

EDOM
No, we’ll leave this world by night when the Sun is asleep.

WOMAN THREE
(among the crowd)
Why can’t we just move straight ahead and leave this place through a corner of the earth than building such tower?

EDOM
No! He said, this world is surrounded by waters and our journey to its corner will be endless and in vain. The tower is the best possible way to leave this world!

RAMOTH
If we want to leave this world before our death, we need to start building this tower right now!
(the people applauds)

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR}

CHEN 
He’s not going to stop. Is he?

TIPHARAH 
Dogs allowed themselves to be manipulated by the Devil.

ROSH-SERAPH 
He is trying to control humans because Olam-Chuphshah now belongs to him and humans grow in it.

SHAFAT 
We all know that, Rosh. The reason is that they were rejected by all worlds. However, he’ll never have what he sought.

ROSH-SERAPH
Only if you do what I suggested earlier.

YAKACH 
No, we’re not changing the human language. We’ve cursed earth so much already.

QARA 
See, Rosh; changing their language will also affect the Son of the Most High. How do you want the Son of the Most High to communicate to all human race; to guide them with the teachings of the Most High?

ROSH-SERAPH
What about the animals? You see, Satan is using and has used animals to penetrate the hearts of humans in almost all the worlds we’ve destroyed. Now, he used a dog, which is the closest animal to humans to penetrate their heads. We’ve all heard what he’s feeding them with. He’s trying to destroy the entire humanity to avert the manifestation of the Most High through his Son. Everything may happen as it did in other worlds if we don’t send any help down there, now tell me, if Satan rules again, how will that help the arrival of the Most High’s Son?

CONTINUE…