posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 09:53 AM
This is rather a moot point for myself because I hardly believe in the Bible, but for the sake of argument:
I don't disagree with what you're saying. The death and destruction the region has suffered has been on a much larger scale in other wars. And
certainly, the current war, especially pertaining to Abadan, is nothing compare to those of the past.
However, we're dealing with quotes from Revelations. The book that deals with the "End of Days" and foretells of "The Second Coming". Such, as
far as I can tell, has not yet transpired, so we have to assume whatever Revelations makes reference to has to be of current or future events. Some of
the wars you make reference to occurred decades, hundreds and even thousands of years ago.
I know this is originally my proposition, but if we are speaking in metaphorical terms as I stated above and we're accepting "Bottomless Pit"
interpreted as an "Endless War" then it would have to be post 9/11.
Anyway, the point you make above is extremely valid. And, if anything, is more accurate to the Revelations quotes. I tend to interpret the Old
Testament more in metaphorical terms and tend to interpret the New Testament more in reference to events that were transpiring at that time with
nations in the Middles East. Such as, when Revelations makes reference to Babylon ... I rather think they were making an indirect reference to Rome,
more on a political scale than anything else.
I don't necessarily buy the predictions from Revelations. But, I always try to look at things with an open mind and a "What if..." attitude.
Though, I may not always agree with a thread or believe some of what is being discussed, I do enjoy entertaining and eloborating on subjects I find
fascinating ... however unlikely they may be.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents ... for what it's worth.