Christianity has elevated John's Revelation into a "sacred text" by including it in the New Testament canon. This has afforded divine legitimation to the cruelties contained within it, frequently cultivating a callous indifference towards (and often an outright enthusiasm for) the sufferings of "out-group" members everywhere whilst lumbering us with a tyrannical warrior god--a powerful "record keeper" desirous of unceasing worship.
Keith Gilmour is a University of Glasgow Honours graduate in Divinity/Theology and Religious Studies. He teaches classes in Religious, Moral & Philosophical Education at his local secondary school and is currently attempting to make his Honours dissertation (on the origins, development and impact of Christianity) publishable. He lives in Glasgow.