How do you interpret Revelations?

I interpret Revelations as one of the most severely psychologically-distorted, disturbing, acid-trippy Books in the Bible. Compare it with the New Testament's message of Joy, Love, and compassion for your fellow men, with its own dire prophecies of doom and general misery and wretchedness. They're not the same message at all. In fact, there's even an objective means of determining this.

A technique has been discovered to determine and assess, objectively, the accuracy of any statement. This includes the ability to determine and assess the consciousness level of any material, and I have a writeup about it here. This technique has been used to assess the consciousness level of Revelations, and the Book ranks the lowest consciousness level of any in the Bible. Buying into dire predictions like that are only an investment in fear and misery, and that is totally against the meaningful messages in the Bible, particularly as found in the Gospel. Give it a miss, and practice tolerance, compassion, and love for your fellow brothers and sisters in the time you would have spent fretting over Revelations. You'll be glad you did. =)

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pgrundy 8 years ago

LOL! Amen to that. Why is it that so many people are obsessed by the Book of Revelations? If you read it cold, it is absolutely incomrephensible.


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Satori 8 years ago from California Author

I think it's easy for a lot of people to overestimate Revelations, because when they don't apply a lot of evaluation, critical thinking, abstraction, and inner evaluation to their ideologies, they wind up with dogma that doesn't really give them a clear understanding of what's going on. Then, when someone writes some really bizarre and creepy stuff (particularly prophecies) people are at a loss to resolve the ideas and become cowed by what seems to be authoritative truth about the future.

You know, it's amusing that the Bible can start with the idea that "God created a completely Perfect system, outside of which there was nothing" and end up finishing with "and big huge multiheaded dragons will rain down destruction on the nations of the world". This is an excellent example of what happens when we don't stick to our moral compasses in life, and devote ourselves only to the stuff that matters. We wind up getting in a big fuss over nothing, and in the meantime we're not taking care of the things that matter. Love and compassion in our daily lives, for example.


Tom 7 years ago

You look like Michael Angelo. The book of revelations is one of the most revered book in the bible ,quite the opposite of the way you portrayed it. It is written in the bible that the spirit of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy so it could be the that it attracts that particular kind of people. Besides, new startling revelations occur every day. Recently just discovered in the last few days by a Chines boy in China is an unusual green comet that travels backwards, tail traveling forward first, You might have to eat your silly words.


Tom 7 years ago

It tells people what time it is in the galactic time scale. We're reaching the closest alignment to the galactic core of the galaxy in 2012 since many several hundred thousand of years. Your words are not actually really silly they are just under sensitive. I usually don't respect Christian's because they are control freaks and mostly intolerable, but they are the ass-nine humans that we have to appreciate for some good qualities. The universe is really old and strange. At 14.7 billion years old there are some very unusual discoveries we are finding. There was an iron thimble discovered in 600,000 year old coal called the thimble of eve, much older than the scientific description of human origins plus many more items including a modern shoe print in rock. One place in the bible it talks about stuff like this, but it's not very clear to most people and some other records record that before Adam there were other wolds, so obviously there is something everyone is overlooking.


Tom 7 years ago

Sorry about my misspelling Michael, I noticed lots of errors.


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Satori 7 years ago from California Author

Hi Tom, and thanks for your comments.

The universe really is pretty weird. I'd love to see some of the links to some of the stuff you've described - I'd pretty much buy that it's feasible already, though. This place really is pretty wonky, and if you've read some of my metaphysical / occult articles you'll probably agree that this place is held together by the metaphysical equivalent of Elmer's glue and popsicle sticks. Time is defie all the time - mystics have told us for centuries that it's an illusion, and from what I've seen I believe them. So time travel is certainly feasible - one point's the same as another, in a fictitious Wonderland like this.

But I respectfully disagree that my words were undersensitive. I /do/ interpret Revelations as pretty much an acid trip, although you're free to come to your own conclusions about it. "I statements" are a pretty assertive way to state how we feel about something, without threatening anybody else's take on it. Whether or not the prophecies in Revelations come to pass or not - and they very well may - the energy of the thing reads pretty dark. It's loveless - though the prophecies may indeed be accurate. As a celestial mage, I'm less concerned with time and space - even light-years out or aeons before or hence - and more concerned with Love - agape, joy, bliss, grace, that one eternal divine thing called by a hundred different names in a hundred different facets... because only that do I perceive as being a valid and true emanation of the Divine. In my interpretation of this place and what lies beyond, all that is not Love is necessarily shadow. Illusion. That which seems to be but was never made, nor even possible. Otherwise, you'd have a fundamentally imperfect universe. =)

Again, thanks for your comments!

Be well,

- Satori


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jantamaya 5 years ago from UK

I think that Revelations is poetry, a divine poetry, but I can't understand it well. I can't understand it in the positive way. That's all.

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