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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. =)