Revelations certainly seems prescient, and if one were of a mystical bent I can see how one could conclude that it is divinely inspired. To a skeptic, however, it is just as obvious that John was an educated man, and his flight of fancy is informed by his clear knowledge of the life cycles of empires from long before his lifetime, and continuing long after him and us.
I take wisdom from where I find it, including, among other sources, Ye Olde Testament, The New Improved Testament, The New World Testament, the Baghavad Gita, &c ad absurdum...
And yes, I am one atheist-materialist who recognizes the "Biblical" inspirations of our founding documents, and even defended Judge Roy Moore's desire to erect a monument to the Ten Commandments as being both historically and culturally significant.
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