Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 7 years ago

Can anyone think of the 'book of revelation' as anything other than the product?

or a terribly and fatally diseased mind (perhaps tertiary syphilis) or the product of an out-of-control schizophrenic?

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I'm going with the syphilis 'option'...

    Some other famous sufferers...

    Endre Ady (1877–1919), Hungarian poet †

    Maurice Barrymore (1849–1905) actor †

    John Batman (1801–1839), founder of Melbourne †

    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), poet †

    Karen Blixen (1885–1962), writer[2]

    Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage (1765–1805), poet †

    Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821), emperor of France S

    Cesare Borgia (1475–1507), Duke of Valentinois and son of Pope Alexander VI

    António Botto (1897–1959), poet

    Camilo Castelo Branco (1825–1890), writer

    Beau Brummell (1778–1840), fashion arbiter

    Al Capone (1899–1947), gangster †

    Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798), adventurer and author

    Lord Randolph Churchill (1849–1895), British politician, father of British PM Winston Churchill

    Frederick Delius (1862–1934), composer †[3]

    Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848), composer

    Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), writer

    Paul Gauguin (1848–1903), painter †

    Theo van Gogh (1857–1891), art dealer †

    Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), painter S

    Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), poet †

    Adolf Hitler (1889–1945), S [4]

    Howard Hughes (1905-1976), businessman, aviator and film maker

    Ivan the Terrible (1530–1584), Czar of Russia

    Scott Joplin (1867/8–1917), composer †

    Kostas Karyotakis (1896–1928), Greek poet

    Eduard von Keyserling (1855-1918), writer †

    Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), Russian revolutionary S

    William Lobb (1809–1864), plant collector S

    Jean Lorrain (1855-1906), writer

    Édouard Manet (1832–1883), painter †

    Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893), writer †

    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), philosopher S

    Jack Pickford (1896–1933), actor †

    Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872–1906), chess master †

    Martin Alonso Pinzon (1441–1493) captain of Pinta †

    Eugen Sandow (1867–1925), bodybuilder S[5][6]

    Franz Schubert (1797–1828), composer S

    Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884), composer †

    Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545–1567), second husband of Mary Queen of Scots

    Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910), writer S[7]

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901), painter †

    Mikhail Vrubel (1856–1910), painter

    George Walker (1872/1873–1911), comedian/entertainer †

    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), writer S

    John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647–1680), writer †

    Hugo Wolf (1860–1903), composer †

    Others who may not have been mentioned above...

    Some famous people who died of syphilis include: Charles VIII of France, Christopher Columbus, Franz Schubert, Adolph Hitler, Mussolini, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ludwig Von Beethoven, Al Capone and Leo Tolstoy.


  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    It appears to me John just had a dream.

    I mean it has all dream characteristics:

    - He doesn't do anything much: just watches and sometimes writes.

    - It's a sequince of 1 weird thing after another. The appearences are related but the plot is not and it alters a lot. (That's what a classic dream looks like).

    - It's said it's all a vision. So back in the time, why wouldn't someone misinterpret it as a vision of god?

    At least, that's how it appears to me.

  • 7 years ago

    Yes. In historical context, it's an example of apocalyptic literature, written for an audience that understood the symbolism. Most of the original meanings have been lost and preachers are making up their own interpretations, but at the time every educated person knew what the text was really about. It was written in symbolic language primarily to hide its real meaning from the Romans.

  • Roger
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Can anyone consider your questions anything other than the product of a fatally diseased mind?

    added: Honestly, it is so easy to own you. Hopefully some day God opens your eyes to His truth and you can be a positive person full of His light rather than the dark mess of hate you are now.

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  • 7 years ago

    what is it about an un-diseased mind that makes you think it has knowledge capacity smaller than yours? and perhaps a schizophrenic mind would be able to provide you with answers you never dreamt possible? you must be extremely satisfied with moderate brain acitivity

  • 7 years ago

    Your constant repetition is boring!

    Perhaps I am equally boring you with mine?

    No evidence of red

    will ever be sufficient

    for a blind fool

    who can only see blue,

    like you,

    Louis Wu!

    Every post you post says the same thing about YOU, Wu!

    Your own lack of intellect, your own blindness, your own ignorant juvenile whining about 'proof' and 'evidence...


  • Jackie
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Revelation can be hard to understand. It was not meant to be understood, until the time was right for it to be. God offers a special blessing to anyone who reads it and tries to understand it.

    Source(s): The Bible
  • 7 years ago


    Source(s): You really have the fundies riled up!
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