Originally posted by ALLis0NE
Also, "the third part of man" is not referring to 1/3 of all humans. They are actually referring to the physical body, which is only 1/3 of a
complete human. The other 2/3 of humans lives on for infinity. This is why you should be scared if you are guilty, because you will come face to face
with the people you hurt/murdered!
IMHO, I've looked at it from the perspective of the writer having these visions. At the time, the whole eastern continent was all they really knew.
From that perspective, seeing (I thought it was 2/3 of 'humanity', not 1/3) die is only seeing that amount IN THAT REGION. If nukes were launched
back and forth across the holy land between Isreal and Iran, then the fallout would probably kill easily 1/3 or 2/3 of the population.
Now, about the 'nukes' thing... where does brimstone fit in? Brimstone is sulfur. I may be missing something here, as I'm by no means an explosives
expert or even a fanboy, but nuclear devices and brimstone don't fit together. The 'fallout' and 'smoke' don't fit together either. Fallout is
radiated particles ejected from ground-zero into the atmosphere, which mixes with the other particles already afloat in the atmosphere, which in turn
eventually fall back to earth.
I'm sticking to the volcano idea for the fire, brimstone and smoke, at least for now:
Volcano starts acting up. 1year, 1month, 1day, and 1hour later it explodes, sending fire and ash and sulfur into the air. The smoke creates a dark
band across the earth causing FAMINE from lack of sunlight to grow crops, PESTILENCE from malnutrition from lack of food source, WAR over remaining
useable occupied areas, and of course DEATH from all of the above. If you take into consideration the areas where the largest volcanoes are, a band of
ash would most likely cover a majority of the crop belt. Just my opinion, of course.
EDIT: Was gonna mention, I'm with mabus
on the above post. I'm in no way a christian, but that doesn't mean that I don't have an interest
in the bible. It is, after all, a great source of history... and would be MORE so if it included the entire texts of each book. Why is Lilith taken
out of the texts? because it takes away from the biblical
creationist theory that Adam and Eve were the first humans. This alone illustrates
how man has manipulated the christian religion.
[edit on 7-6-2008 by Earthscum]