Originally posted by Erectus
I see it coming, too. What are we supposed to do? It seems like this show down has been in the works for some time. Many are even pointing to the
biblical prophecies and saying this is the battle against Gog and Magog. I'm not at all a religious person. I even chastise the creationists on here,
but those prophecies do seem to fit well.
I can't tell what to believe in Syria. Many are sure the rebels are evil. Others are sure the Assad regime is. I can't make a solid determination
based on the info I've gleened.
I ain't not too much religious myself as well, I don't "pick a side" between creationism and evolutionism, I rather believe that a "mix" of both
is completelly feasale. In my opinion, we were "messed up" genetically by some foreign(maybe out of this world) force. This force is some kind of
being way more evolved than us with the ability to manipulate anything they want, including time travelling. So, these prophecies are just distorted
glimpses of the future that some are induced to foresee acording to "their" criteria. These glimpses, are a quick sight of the future, showing
completelly unknown things and events for the "seer". For example, in the christian bilbe, book of revelations, there is a very clear(at leat to me)
vision of a war helicopter. The "seer" was a man who lived about 2000 years ago, so he had no clue, of what he saw. Then to try to describe what he
saw, he uses things that look alike and he knew. The description that the prophet gave is(revelations chapter 9):
7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were
as the faces of men.
Horses prepared to batle are full of metal protections; In their heads something round and shiny; The standard shape of a helicopter cockpit does look
a little bit like a face.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
For someone living 2000 years ago, a helicopter wing has nothing to compare to, so, for him, it looks like a woman's hair; The rockets underneath the
cockpit may look like lions teeth, pointy and long
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to
Breastplates of iron? Not even gonna comment on that; Have you ever heard many chariots and horses running all together? It sounds loud, right?
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
Tail like a scorpion with something in the tails, just like the back part of a helicopter; Power to hurt men for five months: the important part is
"power to hurt men"...
So this is a description of a war helicopter as it may look like for a person 2000 years ago. For him, it was something so beyond his knowledge that
he had no idea of what it was.
My point is, that the prophecies are a description of something in the future that the seer has not enough knowledge to say for sure what he saw, so
analogies are necessary, compare it to something he knows.
For some, it may sound ridiculous, but lets take a more actual example. When Columbus arrived in America, he stood in the beach in a respectable
distance for a while. It took some time for the natives to EVEN SEE the boats. Those boats were something so beyond their knowledge, that their brains
couldn't even compute it. That's the same case. Imagine yourself seeing a glimpse of the future 2000 years from now, the technology will be soooo
different, that your only chance to explain it is to make a comparison with the one we have now. For us, it will sound very strange, but for someone
living 2000 years from now, it will sound perfectly as something they are very aware about.