This is your 'defense' of the Book of Revelation?<quoted text>
A chapter of the book with some of The most thought provoking metaphors of the ages.
Could've been a metaphorologist, for all we REALLY know, for certain!!
"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?