Let me tell you something mister-that Y2K stuff--took muh feet about fwee years to recooperate from! Flippin stuff-and tipped muh memory banks to the outer edge of Columbus's flatplate earth!<quoted text>
This is your 'defense' of the Book of Revelation?
"for all we REALLY know," does not entertain any relationship with metaphors. For all we REALLY know, it was written by a false prophet, a madman or even by Satan himself, as none of its prophecies (excuse me - METAPHORS) have conclusively come to pass.
Are you one who can't wait for the next doomsday tent revival to make the circuit through your town? Are you one to pour over Edgar Cayce's 'readings,' or to watch documentaries about Nostradamus over and over? Are you one of those who suspected that civilization was going to tip over the edge in Y2K or that a global cataclysm was looming around the winter solstice of 2012?
Do you remember when Saddam burned the oil wells, and "metaphorically" blackened the land of Kuwait? You probably thought someone was "literally" using cwayons, to cowor in between the lines though huh.