Bad Moon Rising

Total_lunar_eclipse_-_full_eclipse_(blood_moon)_April_2014(Photo by Anne Dirkse)

Run to the hills
Run for your lives

– Iron Maiden

I know I’ve been on a tear lately, but I wanted to take a brief moment to wish you all a fond farewell. It’s been grand!

But as you all (may) know, the end is nigh. Again.

Tonight, at 9:11 CST (spooky, right?), the fourth in a tetrad of blood moons will unleash upon us the wrath of God’s judgment. Or so I’m told by John Hagee. And a bunch of other experts no one’s ever heard of before.

I know, I know–we’ve heard it all before. This is, after all, why the Seventh Day Adventists call themselves Seventh Day Adventists and not Millerites anymore. Perhaps you remember Harold Camping and his roadside messages of doom? may21billboardOr this little book, which in its day was quite the bestseller, and now stands as a tribute to 41qk+TYekvL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_humankind in all our gullible glory? And don’t get me started on the Mayans! How could they do that to John Cusack’s career!?!?

But this time, I assure you, it’s real. I mean, it has to be, right? How else could these folks give us yet another feeble guess with anything approaching a straight face? No, this time…well, I don’t think I’d be remiss in recommending a collective kissing of our asses goodbye.

Tomorrow, if any of us has survived to wander the post-apocalyptic wasteland, feel free to join me here in Waco, and we will feast together on radioactive fish from Lake Waco. (Really, we could do that anyway; everybody knows the fish in Lake Waco are quite possibly radioactive already.)

Duck and cover, my snuggle-bunnies! It’s gonna be a bumpy ride…

5 thoughts on “Bad Moon Rising

  1. I heard that this week was humanity’s most spiritual week ever. Stars are aligned, the Pope is here, China’s president is here. Humanity’s spirituality is oddly USA-centric. This is either the twilight of humanity or the beginning of the end depending on who you ask. Ah, what a time to live. I nodded and smiled politely and reminded myself that I know basically nothing and I shouldn’t be smug, but really how many times is the world going to end before it actually does? We’re all expecting bangs when we should remember to listen for the whimper.

    1. Eliot! Very nice!

      If we’re still here tomorrow or the day after, I think I’ll be following this up with my thoughts on US foreign policy insofar as Israel is concerned. Since that is really what this whole blood moon thing’s about…

  2. This made my morning. Lol

    What’s wrong with me? Here I am all excited to go out on the beach tonight and see an extraordinary moon reflecting off the water. Geesh.

    I do feel sorry for people who buy into this doomsday crap, and there are so many who do.

    “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”

    ~ Bertrand Russell

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