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Why did God have to confuse the languages?

 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.  Genesis 11:5-9

The national building project the people had undertaken at the Tower of Babel showed the pride of man and the danger of unification. 

If all the world agreed on storming heaven, showing God who really was more powerful and elevating themselves to the status of gods, it could be very dangerous.  Universal, worldwide agreement is very powerful once it gets going.   

So God confused the languages to create separation.  This forced people to align in smaller groups with whom they shared a common, understandable language.

God had to put a stop to this worldwide selfishness that was running rampant and since the population was so small, it was best to confuse the languages.  Remember, God promised not to wipe out everyone with a flood, so this was the next best thing.

Today, we have to look out in this age of computers and internet.  With so many tools and apps at our disposal, soon we will all be able to speak a common language or at least understand one another very easily.

What kind of a rebellion could this create?