Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Oh Wait, It's Next Month!

Wow, the doomers didn't even stop to take a breath this time. The apocalypse scheduled for last Sunday never happened, so now they're saying the real date is a month from now - July 27th. According to this article from the British tabloid Mirror, evangelists are now say that the July 27th lunar eclipse will mark the end of the world, really, seriously, for sure this time!

A spectacular blood moon is set to light up the sky next month - and it will be the end of the world as we know it, according to doomsday preachers. End-of-days religious leaders who have incorrectly predicted the apocalypse time and time again are back at it ahead of a lunar eclipse on July 27. The 21st century's longest lunar eclipse will last almost two hours and feature a blood moon where the moon has a red tinge.

While stargazers enjoy the dazzling phenomenon, doomsdayers will be preparing for armageddon. The hypothesis was originally made famous by Christian ministers John Hagee and Mark Biltz who said the ongoing "tetrad" - four consecutive lunar eclipses which began in April 2014 with six full moons in between - is the indicator of the end of earth as described in the Bible in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12. However the tetrad ended in September 2014 and we're all still here.

Lunar eclipses aren't actually that rare. And ever since Hagee's blood moon apocalypse prediction failed in 2014, evangelists have trotted out their end times predictions whenever one comes around.

The bit about the moon becoming as blood probably does refer to a lunar eclipse, but so many of them have happened since the writing of Revelation that it's pretty hard to pick one. I figure the evangelists keep doing this because it would be really, really embarrassing for them if the one lunar eclipse they didn't mention turned out to be the End of Days.

But as a Thelemite who doesn't believe it's ever going to happen, I'm going to keep pointing and laughing. After all, they provide me with so many opportunities!

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