Since we don't really know yet.... I will not say the OP is wrong.
However, based on what I read and have read, the Whore of Babylon is the Catholic Church.... the Mother of Harlots... all the other churches that came
out of her...the Protestants, the Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcapalion, Presbyterian, etc. are the Harlots.
A whore or harlot sells her wares for money....the ORGANIZED religions and churches sell salvation and lead many astray from the TRUE Church....
As time goes by and we approach the "Last Days"... the churches/harlots will be "in bed" with governments more and more. In fact, for status and
security, they will sell their faith, their congregations, and any moral and political power they may carry.... in exchange they will bow down to the
world government and submit to a one world religion.
The Whore/Harlot/Woman on the back of the beast is just that..... A powerful Catholic Church riding on a United Europe and world government.... a play
or analogy of the old image of Europa riding on the back of Zeus as a bull....
Please take note of that symbolism....The decorated harlot riding a red beast...look at the statue out front of the EU Parliment in Brussels.... And
take note of the symbol on the currency...the woman with a ring of stars around her head...aka the EU flag...aka the ring of stars mentioned in
Revelation....strong images here that keep showing up
Look at the EU Parliment building... a stylized copy of the unfinished Tower of Babel from a 16th century painting....EU=Tower of Babel or
Babylon...Catholic Church will ride on the coat tails of Babylon...thus, the Whore of Babylon
"BUT WAIT, the EU is in disarray and the economies are crumbling...there and abroad." Yes, they are and this is why it is a very dangerous time. The
last time we saw such turmoil was the 1920s and 30s.... and we saw the emergeance of violent and active political parties and factions...all which
gave rise to Hitler.
As things crumble the world will say..." We need a strong leader and a new economic and political structure." Well folks, it is on the way. And we
will see as much... a stronger and revived Europe with the help of the Catholic Church... and look to Germany...strongest in Europe now and increasing
it's ties to the Catholic Church.
What about America? Read on in Revelation... any mention of America? No...not really, wonder why?
If you read Revelation...an asteroid/comet/"fiery mountain" falls to Earth killing 1/3 of the people and causing world wide calamity. Where does it
fall and impact?....Where?
At the end we see mention of Rome, Israel, Egypt, Persia or Iran, Lybia and Put...Africa is there,...the revived Roman Government of the
AntiChrist...we see the "kings of the east"...China...maybe India...Japan... we see the Muslim nations are mentioned in correlating texts and
scriptures...so where does this heavenly object fall and who is so obviuosly missing from the end time scriptures? What lands and continents lose 1/3
of the earth's population.....
The western hemisphere...the Americas...the USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Venezuala, etc.etc.etc.
The devestation described in the Bible corresponds to what science theorizes would be the result...
darkened skies, faded sunlight, moon turned to blood, strars fall from the sky, poisoned lands, rivers, oceans...1/3 of man would die...about 2.5
billion people...a third of the oceans would die....there would be sickness, disease, starvation, wars and rumours of wars as competition for
dwindling resources arose...
The US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan would be stranded...with no back up from their homeland... China seeing a perfect opportunity to grab resources
needed to sustain it's survivors moves...westward...through Afghanistan...Iran...Iraq...pushing the weakened impotent US forces aside...crossing a
dried up Euphrates...on the way to Isreal... which we now know has one of the largest underground aquifers in the world...and gas... and oil...
Europe, trying to sustain itself moves to cut China "off at the pass"...at the cross roads of the world...Meggido Valley or
edit on 5-10-2011 by AlreadyGone because: spelling