I woke up yesterday morning to a spectacular sunrise and to a new season of backpedaling by Christian prophets-of-doom trying to hold onto their followers.
Two nights ago was the fourth and final “Blood Moon” eclipse of the lunar eclipse tetrad—a series of four consecutive total eclipses occurring at approximately six-month intervals. The total eclipse of April 15, 2014 was followed by another on October 8, 2014, and another on April 4, 2015, and another September 27, 2015.
For three hours and eighteen minutes (from 8:07 pm Central time to 11:27 pm) the moon passed through the Earth’s shadow and reflected back a strange red glow—hence, the “blood moon.”
According to Christian Bible-thumper John Hagee, the stage is now set for the end of the world. “Four blood moons points to a world-shaking event,” he said. What kind of event? Oh probably an earthquake or other devastating apocalypse signalling the second coming of Christ. Or maybe the Rapture. An event having to do with Israel. Or Iran and the pending nuclear deal.
The net keeps being cast wider, so Hagee cannot be accused of being wrong and discredited in the eyes of his followers. If that net were only to bring in an old shoe, Hagee would probably claim to have been right.
Professor Gary Shogren, a former pastor who studied the New Testament at Aberdeen University, said: “You’ll never go broke predicting the apocalypse.”
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