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Locusts with the power of scorpions. Locusts that attack people. Locusts that follow instructions and can tell time. Locusts that torture by stinging like a scorpion. Seriously, what? Also, I wonder if maybe it would have been better to hire scorpions?

OK this sounds like a typical crazy dream moment, you know when in a dream you're suddenly somewhere else or the person you were talking to is suddenly a tortoise? Well, the locusts just became horses. Hey author of Revelation, noone is particularly interested when you start a sentence with 'I had this crazy dream...'

Some other horses, not the scorpion-locust-horses, have tails made of snakes. God goes to a lot of effort designing these freaky creatures just to destroy the world and torture and kill the people in it. Surely an omnipotent being could just will it out of existence in a moment? Especially as all this death and destruction is having no effect on the whether the remaining people believe in this particular God or worship him correctly.

Fire breathing prophets with power over the rain and who die when they are done, and then wake up after three and a half days, freaking everyone out (the fire breathing was apparently less disturbing than the rising from the dead). And following that with an earthquake that kills 7000 is finally enough to convert a bunch of terrified people.

That must be embarrassing, God's ark of covenant is showing!

A dragon sweeps a third of the stars out of the sky with its tail and then tries to eat a new baby as its born because its going to rule over all the nations. God looks after the mother and child (separately). Oh ok, that makes more sense(!), the dragon is Satan. He fights with his angels against Michael and his angels (Supernatural plot point, check! Well, minus the dragon...) and ends up cast down to the earth and starts terrorising people, again still not as evil as God.

It sounds awful to not love your life so much that you were afraid to die. I don't think it's worth being afraid to die but looking forward to it because life isn't too great seems morbid.

The Dragon

Date: 2011-02-05 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blesserbeing.livejournal.com
I'm not sure if you said/thought of this, but the baby the dragon is trying to kill is Jesus. Which makes sense b/c Jesus does rule over all the nations.

Other than that, idk if they're talking as if Satan was a literal spiritual dragon or what but I do love these verses, it makes me think of how much Satan tried to keep Jesus from becoming human.

Re: The Dragon

Date: 2011-02-08 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blesserbeing.livejournal.com
Very true. Anyway, that would conclude my knowledge on Revelations. I tend to not read things if I can't follow or understand them very well. That's why I'm thinking of getting some background on the Old Testament before reading it again.

Enough about me, congrats on reading the bible! Reading over one thousand pages of something you don't believe in is truly an accomplishment. I look forward to seeing your conclusion.

Date: 2011-02-06 03:07 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The beast with the 666 number is the antichrist. And everyone worships him so doesnt that mean athiests too?

Also, the book of life is really cool because it has everyone who is and ever will be a christian in that book. If somone is a christian their name was inThe book before they were ever born!

And you might enjoy the LEFT BEHIND series. Its pretty much about the end times and the antichrist and the locusts and stuff like that but in twenty-first century language. And its in story form

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