Here is another consequence of the non-defined unrighteousness that makes the LORD God of Abraham of Isaac and of Jacob confound the languages of the Babylonians before scattering them around the earth.
"Let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth". Gen. 11:4
They are not killing, not deceiving, not cursing, not doing anything to others, simply building.
Their only "wickedness" is an imaginary defiance to the one God, even if there is no mention of gods or God...
Can we assume that building was defiance to their gods or God, just because the word heaven is mentioned?
Since the one God is not yet "revealed", even if we assume that building was an act of defiance, then where is the problem? The Babylonians will only be defying their non-existent gods.
Since the LORD God of Abraham of Isaac and of Jacob had not yet revealed Himself to "His people", then the Babylonians can either make themselves a name, or make the non-existent gods a name. They do not know the one God to make Him a name.
Even if we claim the impossible, that the remote ancestors of the Babylonians knew the LORD God of Abraham of Isaac and of Jacob (who was not yet named at the time) from the days of Adam or probably Noah... they had lost track of him (?) had forgotten Him, or had literally denied Him (we saw it was impossible), no matter; the important thing is that the remote ancestors of the Babylonians did not transmit Him to the generation of the Babylonians who built the city and the tower, because the builders were polytheists.
How can the generation of the builders be "wicked"?
How could they know that the word "heaven" they mentioned contained the one God who felt insulted?
So if "let us make us a name" is unrighteous and "let us make the gods a name" is still more unrighteous, then nothing can be righteous, since nobody has yet revealed the LORD God of Abraham of Isaac and of Jacob, not even Abraham, who will be born in the future, since the city and the tower should have been before the separation of the "tongues", and Abraham is long after...
So is it possible to build a city and a tower by saying to themselves: "Let us make the one and only LORD God of Abraham of Isaac and of Jacob who will be revealed in the future, a name"?
So what do they do?
Wait for the "revelation" of the LORD God of Abraham of Isaac and of Jacob to build the city and the tower?
If someone builds something for the millionth time, he has a sense of having accomplished something.
They built the first tower in history.
This tower will be considered as one of the seven marvels of the world for all times.
They advanced science and civilization.
Is feeling proud not natural?
Our Babylonian ancestors never knew the one God who would take their natural sentiment of pride as an insult to His person...
Not only they don't know Him, but they will never know Him, but they will never know Him, since He will be revealed many generations after the destruction of the tower and the city.
But still, building the city and the tower will be considered for some reason, as insulting Him...
So since the existence of the one God was never transmitted to the builders neither by their ancestors, neither by an auto-revelation coming from God, nor by any "communication" creating the anticipation for a future revelation, then nobody can find the Babylonians guilty for having any "unrighteous" reason for building anything, especially not for building a wonder.
Even if we assume the impossible, that the one God was "somehow" transmitted to the Babylonians... God dispersing a civilization that mastered the sophistication of science, engineering, legislature and logistics needed to build the first human wonder, is incomprehensible.
Even the "slime" as mortar Gen. 11:3 that is mentioned to insinuate filth and "wickedness", is probably egg white which was probably used for the first time, and continued to be used for thousands of years for binding stone.
Building the first tower is one of the miracles of human ingenuity and organization, which implies an incomparably more sophisticated morality and a cosmopolitan legality elaborated hundreds of years before the much less sophisticated laws "revealed" by the Genesis-Exodus.
The idea that if man becomes proud of his projects or accomplishments, then this pride is automatically an insult to God... is childish.
This ridiculous idea of a creator caring to somehow be credited for man's microscopic, insignificant accomplishments compared to His accomplishment of creating the entire universe... is the thing keeping everybody childish;
Creator and created...
"Righteousness" and "wickedness" remain undefined.
But there is yet another point I want to make.
It is not related to finding definitions, but is very disturbing.
The Genesis-Exodus presented God says: "... and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do". Gen. 11:6
How far do the words "nothing" and "imagined" go for the monotheism-presented only God?
He is not talking to men, or else He would have used you instead of they. So He is either speaking to other Gods which is impossible, or is thinking by Himself.
So the perspective from which He is thinking can be nothing but His own.
"... nothing will be restrained from them..." in God's perspective...
We know that God is jealous all alone, but does He fear to be rivaled all alone too?
Isn't this disturbingly ridiculous?
What is the Genesis "revealing"?
The Creator is worried to be eventually rivaled by man just because our Babylonian ancestors built a big tower?