posted on Jun, 14 2004 @ 11:59 AM
Actually the term "Armageddon" is actually a poorly translated name of a location. The hill of Geddon, in Israel was once the only way that an
invading army could enter Jeruselem. So it was of great strategic importance.
So Armageddon more refers to a place where the armies of Gog and Megog are supposedly to eventually fight.
Although more interestingly, at the time of the writing of Revalation, the Roman army had fought on the hills of Geddon to put down the Hebrew
uprising. This was by no means the only battle ever fought there as through the ages that spot has seen some of the most intense fighting the world
has ever seen.
There was also another theory put forward in the Middle Ages, this one deemed heritical by the church, that Satan (aka Morningstar, Lucifer, whatever)
was in fact God's equal and God was in fact the first angel. This kind of lead to an idea that the victor (god) writes the history, regarding the
Now I personally would not take that theory to be true, mostly because I am not Christian, so I don't believe in a Western God or Satan anyways, but
it is an interesting take. What if both sides are lieing, it would also imply that God is not the tri-omni being that Church philosophers determined
him to be (omnibenevolent, omnipotent, omni-powerful) instead he would just be "very good, knowing and powerful" which would explain a lot in
Western theology and many passages of the bible.
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