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The Book of Revelations presents us with a linear cosmology, a straight road that inevitably leads to the Messianic Age. This pattern is shared by all Abrahamic tales of the end times. Ragnarök, on the other hand, is one point of a circular cosmology, a never ending cycle of decay and rebirth. I believe this is a crucial theological difference, one that ...


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The word 'one-eyed' is not to be taken literally Allah says in the Holy Qur'an "whoever is blind in this world will be blind hereafter". Blindness here evidently means spiritual blindness. Thus the word under discussion will mean that Dajjal will have no spiritual sight, although his worldly sight will be very sharp; and along with it, he will discover ...


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This is an interesting idea. At least Ovid appears to take up the prophecy. After narrating the Gold-Bronze Ages, he quickly glides over the Gigantomachy and then discusses the great flood of Deucalion which Jupiter sent down because of Lycaon's acts (1.177-380). Plato also embeds the idea in his treatment of it in the Republic. There, Socrates, after ...


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Might be considered a digression: If it will be considered as inappropriate, I will gladly remove it. Regarding the Revelation of St. John, let me share fragments of Peter Grey's "The Red Goddess" (splendid read, btw.) St John the "Divine" (...) His personal history is less than edifying with what sounds like an arson attack on a temple of Artemis, the ...


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It is not actually the end times, as there is no universal apocalypse in the Greek canon (so far as I know,) but only a cleansing of the world of the evil race of men. Ovid is probably the best explicator. Zeus, throughly freaked out with his run in with the original "Hannibal Lecter" (Lycaon), in fear of his own continued dominion over the earth in the ...


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