This was just a bit too good to pass up.
"Pastor John Hagee: Tuesday’s ‘blood moon’ eclipse signals the end of the world"
Having four chances to see lunar eclipses over the next year or so is pretty cool, but having a chance to laugh at religious nutballs is nice too.
Hope you have good viewing weather tonight. If you're on the right side of the ball to get God's message, of course.
The religious nuts also like linking this particular lunar eclipse to dooms day because there will also be a meteor shower soon after on the 22nd. Somehow I doubt 'Wormwood' will fall from the sky and poison a third of the waters. Of course, these things do happen several times a year and it only seems significant if it happens over your house. There is a particular type of narcissism required to believe an eclipse is only significant when it happens to be visible from your part of the globe.
It would be visible for me if not for the cloud cover. I had plans to film it. I did film the one in October 2004 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9UNfXMEfLA although I cannot for the life of me remember what camera or technique I used. I even composed some music inspired by the event and used it as the soundtrack to the video. I ended up making too long a composition (the video is pretty short) so I made up a credit reel at the end just so the song could finish. It was funny to me.
I am really bummed that this lunar eclipse will likely not be observable due to weather. I have much better camera tech now than I did in 2004 and have improved as a musician.
It'd be cool to see the eclipse tonight here in St. Louis, but it's been overcast and chilly all day here. Don't see that changing anytime before tonight.
As far as Hagee goes, his next actually logical, compassionate statement will undoubtedly be his first.
I can't verify what pastor John Hagee said, but if he did say "Tuesday's blood moon eclipse signals the end of the world" I can help him out on what it really means and signals. Tuesday's "blood moon" eclipse will most likely be a blood moon eclipse. I hope that helps you John.
What happens here is that the fundy theists believe the book of Revelation to be something that "reveals" our "end times" before the world comes to an end. It doesn't matter that this book was not the only choice for the Buybull, or that most of it occured in ancient times. Revelation 6:12 speaks of it and so does Acts 2:20. If an eclipse occurs naturally at certain times, how could this be what the scripture means? An eclipse does not last very long. One would think that the moon "turning to blood" would be a constant thing to be valid and assure the faithful that the end is coming. Poor Hagee is like the boy who cried wolf. It doesn't matter. A lot of people will believe him.
Also interesting here is that in our moon landing some had said that it fulfilled the "moon turning to blood" because flesh and blood had landed there. We are all still here, and so much for that issue.
I'm reminded of a quote by the humorist, P.J. O'Rourke.
"Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and a scope."
Oh, yeah ... THAT...
Yep. That's the one!
IF the world ends, I hope he's included in that...."the world" would be better off with him and all like him
What, AGAIN??? I seem to recall a lunar eclipse and a "blood moon" maybe 30 or so years ago. Did THAT portend the end of the world? Apparently not, and it's a sufficiently common phenomenon that this particular one would need to distinguish itself a touch further.
Meantime, the christers continue to indulge in wishful thinking, hoping their savior will come back to take the responsibility for their lives away from them ... because it's just too much of a weight to bear.
Ooooooh, I'm scared.
It can't end now and mess up zombie-jesus day.