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Message 1268055 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 18:37:06 UTC
Last modified: 5 Aug 2012, 18:38:40 UTC

In a thread in the Politics forum Johnny Guiness posted this as an example of a biblical style, poetic metaphor type prophesy. It is reposted here with his permission

Metaphor for the Giza Pyramids;
"In the end times, before the return of the Gods, the great sandstone beast will crumble. The skin of the Beast will crumble like cake, and creatures (Archaeologists) will enter the belly of the beast and plunder the guts of the beast"

Now thats an example of me describing archaeologists entering the crumbling Giza pyramids and removing the treasures from inside the pyramids.

Without too much thinking I was able to come up with a few alternative meanings to it.

1)The Final Collapse Of the Financial System
In the end times, before the return of the Gods, the great sandstone beast (The NY Stock Exchange) will crumble. The skin of the Beast will crumble like cake (The financial system will collapse), and creatures (Stockbrokers) will enter the belly of the beast and plunder the guts of the beast (will asset strip what's left)

2)A Cougar Will Be Eaten By Army Ants
In the end times, before the return of the Gods, the great sandstone beast (a cougar living in a lost city) will crumble (literally). The skin of the Beast will crumble like cake (as it is devoured by the ants), and creatures (the ants) will enter the belly of the beast and plunder the guts of the beast.

The rules are as follows
Apart from the original metaphor you can use words within as separate metaphors. eg "sandstone" as a metaphor for something or someone strong, powerful and seemingly impregnable.

Words like "beast and "creature" can be used with either a positive or negative connotation.

OK all you would be prophets. Have fun.

T.A.

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