- Category: About the mashriq
- Created: Saturday, 28 August 2010 18:09
- Published: Saturday, 28 August 2010 17:49
- Written by Matthew Reinschmidt, Ezine articles
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When I was a child my father would make it a point every so often (usually on Sunday) to get out his very well used King James bible and do a bit of Scripture reading. As a man of science himself he was very interested in and intrigued by the book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation - two very dynamic, epic and often considered impossible to understand books of the Old and New Testament. His interest in these prophetic and in places extremely frightening books no doubt was influenced by the things he had seen in his life: the nuclear bombings of Japan, the Chinese Communist revolution wherein a good friend of his from Manchuria disappeared and was never heard from again, the Koren War which he fought in and saw the full scale of human horror, and then the real beginnings of our technological revolution wherein the famous passage of Revelation stating that without the number or mark of the beast or devil, no one can buy or sell anything - social security numbers, credit card numbers, credit scores anyone?