I don't believe in the Revelation account in the Bible, but friends of mine would say it's a prophesy that it is proof that the Bible is real. What is your take on it?
What "end times" ? There are almost as many end times are there are supernatural belief systems. To accept a definition of end times is to accept at the start that there is an end time to begin with. Is RFID a sign my refrigerator light is on? Maaybe
If it is, then it's the first time in 6000 years that a Bible prophesy has been right.... except for those specifically written to refer to one another. (Such as, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a mule or ass or whatever, specifically because a book in the OT predicted the Messiah would ride in on a mule. Or ass, or whatever. He read the book and then fulfilled it. It's not that hard to do- for instance, the prophecies about false prophets leading believers astray with their criticisms; well, here we are.)
In the US many of us grow up in these repressive christian atmospheres and lots of these myths just merged into us through that culture such that you really have to try hard to learn past it later. Every day I find more and more nuanced spiritual influences with their claws dug into our culture demanding that we call them truth. And they are NOT.
One can predict ANYTHING and it would eventually occur. Easy to see the Bible was not inspired by any higher intelligent being. If YOU were God and you wanted to communicate very important instructions with future people, would you do it with a book written by primitive people, who have far less knowledge than the future people will have? One that is easily misinterpreted and filled with claims of things future people will know to be false? If you were God, what would your most important commandments be? Surely they would have nothing to do with diets or fabrics. Either God doesn't exist, or we are more intelligent and righteous than he. Why would anyone worship that?
The genocidal rapist misogynistic anti-science bibles are 100% fake Genesis 1:1 to the liar ass last amen....Nero coins with 3 snakes are marks of a beast....all religious bullshit ....delusional xians are not friends, they are dangerous personalities easy to go off like the radio show WAR OF THE WORLDS or racist boys burning crosses for geebush jeehobah ghostholes then shooting up people with bullets....bibles are terrorist manuals instructing believers to : " rip open the bellies of pregnant women dash the little ones against the stones let not anyone live but keep the virgins for yourselves to rape....how can anyone be friends with readers of 2nd Kings 8:12 ?
Its the same old, tired, worn-out, useless and stupid tendency of people believing what they want to believe. People's heads are simply too stuck deep in wet sand they can never get out and see the real world around them.
I just read an interesting book report on a new book, "This Life, Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom" by Martin Hagglund. "It's only because life is finite that it has meaning. Religion's mistaken concept of immortality robs our life of real meaning." [thehumanist.com]
I just love how when you ask someone how they can prove the Bible is true they quote the Bible! LMFAO or they say it is true because God says so. The Bible was written by an assortment of 35 to 40 people over a period of 1500 years. This group consisted mainly of prophets, a priest, scribes, a king, a tax collector, shepherds and a cupbearer. I am not a Biblical scholar but I would place a large bet that they thought the earth was the center of the universe. That should tell you how much credence I give to their phantasmagoric writings.