20 December, 2004

Don't Fear the Reaper

According to Revelations:

17Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, "Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth's vine, because its grapes are ripe." 19The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great winepress of God's wrath. 20They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses' bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia.


  1. Don't forget the 144,000 people that are destined to be saved."Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth."So we really need 25,854,051,144,000 bodies prior to beginning the apocalypse.

  2. that's an awfully tall horse. and does it have its head up or down?more likely, given the time the bible was written, the horses' bridles were at about 4' off the ground. so drop your estimate by 1/3... not that it makes much difference.

  3. I'm sure we can all think of a few to offer for a start.