I realize some folks see "Babylon" as a figurative representation of orthodoxy or the Roman Catholic Church, but what I meant by "literally" is the same "Babylon" that the Jews were taken to in captivity. That's one of those things in Revelation that I used to consider figurative too after I left the Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Protestant Church for awhile. Now I think "Babylon" is referring to the actual place.
Bro Tom I was going by this scripture particularly saying all earthly religions come out of one mother
Mother of harlots and abominations of the earth ,,
rev 17 4The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality,
5and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, "BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.