A Beast?

People may misread Daniel 7:7, about the last and most powerful beast of end times.

In Aramaic, a beast is just an animal, typically a big powerful one.
What if Daniel's beast was a protective watch dog that you could leave the kids with,
when you went to market?  A loving beast that would put it all on the line for his kids.
What if the beast is really just upset that somebody seems about to mess with those kids?
Have you felt anything more powerful than angry love?

He was a beast "different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws—the beast that crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left."

As the battle wages, God comes to watch and take names,
accompanied by 10,000 times 10,000 angels on a river of fire.

If the beast is a bad guy, why does God sit there, waiting, with all that fire power?
Why is he paying such close attention to the battle and taking names?
It's a beast.  How many names is that?

Could God be watching those that oppose the beast instead?
Could it be that he has big plans in case his beast gets slain?

In that case 100 million angels on a river of fire might come in handy.
I have a feeling that God waits in hope that the beast is up to the challenge.

The beast is here to battle evil  with all he's got.
When the beast is slain, in the dream, it's ALL OVER,  

God has had enough of that shit.  It's Jesus time.
Every bit of evil gets smacked down, forever and ever.

The story only makes sense if the beast is a good guy.

Daniel asked "an observer" in the dream what had happened,
but who was that?
It wasn't God or the angels ,watching from above.  It wasn't humanity, suffering below.
Could it be someone else?  Who else could it be?  Maybe someone not so innocent? 
The observer said that the beast will
"speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people,
and try to change the set times and the laws."
Which holy people is that?   Which of hundreds or thousands of competing sects?
Which set times and laws might change?    Are our laws too perfect to change?
I wonder if this was the complaint of someone with something to lose.
Then the story makes sense all the way through.

John's Revelations

I recommend ignoring John's Revelations.
They are silly voodoo woodoo nonsense.

They are supposedly from a vision of Jesus, but do they sound like Jesus?
Are they simple crystal clear parables meant for anyone to understand? 
Not a word of it.

And the "Jesus" in his vision had eyes of fire, a two-edge sword sticking out his mouth,
and a voice like rushing water (is that hissing?).
Exactly like we picture Jesus, right?  Right.

John's gospel is also very inconsistent with the other three:
Wikipedia says: "Matthew, Mark, and Luke are referred to as Synoptic Gospels,
because they include many of the same stories, often in a similar sequence,
and in similar or sometimes identical wording.
They stand in contrast to John, whose content is comparatively distinct."

Here's the kicker.
John is only in the bible because the emperor Constantine used his power to have it added.
Constantine wanted an earthly God, to appease his pagan subjects.
John's gospel sort of kind of made Jesus into God.  John's Revelations were part of the package.
Constantine called the "council", personally presided over it, and exiled those that disagreed.

It's well documented, John was added to the bible by a roman emperor to suit the pagans.
For instance, check "Council of Nicea" on wikipedia.  It's all there.
There's nothing holy about John's writings in the bible.
I think he was a big egotist who loved having the biggest story to tell, and
he got some of it from the wrong side.

P.S. 666 refers to John and anyone who preaches against doubt and questions.
Evil hates questions and disbelief, like vampires hate sunshine, and
true evil tries to make doubt into something very shameful.
When seeking the truth is subhuman, the reign of evil has few limits.
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