What do you mean "absolutely no empirical evidence?" Time and time again science has proved the bible correct and accurate. And as for the thousand years - you obviously don't know the the bible's prophesies are not done yet, in Revelation after Armageddon, a thousand years later the beast is thrown into the "lake of fire". You could wait for the the end of prophesy before you accuse of "no empirical evidence". Of course, you wont be around then will you?