Your Daily Dose of “What?”

Found this via Dispatches From The Culture Wars: according to World Nut Net Daily, god be warning the US with a solar eclipse, yo.

I’m not making this up.

“From a biblical point of view, a solar eclipse is meant as a sign from God,” Biltz told WND. “In Genesis 1:14, God declared this to be so. It is a sign that is beyond man’s control, something he can’t manipulate. Solar eclipses become biblically and prophetically significant and relevant when man understands their timing according to the biblical calendar and where they happen. Then we look for the patterns.

“As the sun is larger than the moon, the sun represents the nations of the world and the moon represents the nation of Israel, as their calendar months are based on the cycle of the moon while the nations of the world follow the sun for their calendar. When there is a total solar eclipse, it is a warning to a specific nation or nations depending on its path.”…

Uh, what? A solar eclipse is when the moon obscures the sun. It’s a neat astronomical phenomenon, but that’s really about it. There’s no deeper, hidden meaning to this. It’s just a neat little thing that happens because of orbits and that sort of thing. It doesn’t mean that god–any god, really–is trying to warn us about anything.

Wanna see some really cool images and learn more about solar eclipses? Head over to Wikipedia.

Biltz argued signs of this kind also occurred during the modern era just before cataclysmic events.

“Now fast-forward to another solar eclipse on August 21, but this time in 1914,” he said. “This is the first day of the month of Elul, which begins the month of repentance in ‘God’s Day Timer.’ The first of Elul is when Jonah began prophesying for 40 days. Just before the eclipse, we see on June 28th, 1914, through the month of August, the events of World War 1 begin! The path of totality of the eclipse was over Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire or Middle East, including Nineveh again. This was foretelling the destruction of the Ottoman Empire in World War I.”

Wait, what? If god was trying to warn anyone about World War I, shouldn’t he scheduled that eclipse a bit earlier? Like before the events of June 28th? Wouldn’t that have made a little more sense?

Or maybe, you know, it was just a coincidence.

Biltz suggests such cataclysms may be in store for the United States, especially given the timing of the event.

“Now, this Aug 21, 2017, we have a total solar eclipse going over the United States,” he noted. “This is again at the beginning the month of repentance on the first of Elul! Could God be giving us a warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming to the United States? The timing couldn’t be clearer!

So you’re saying that god’s going to judge us. Okay. Haven’t you guys been saying that for a while now? Like in time that can be measured in decades? Yes, I get it: the timing coincides with hurricane season. We’ll probably have at least one that will make landfall on the East Coast. But hurricanes have been making landfall for centuries, whether or not they were preceded by a solar or lunar or whatever eclipse.

Blitz, just enjoy the eclipse. Don’t stare directly at it, don’t try to analyze what’s going on biblically, but enjoy the show. Because that’s really all it is. It’s just a show on a stellar scale. God, prophesy, judgement and all that sort of thing has no bearing in this. Just watch the show and be amazed at the scope of the universe.

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About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we are both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat. Life is pretty darned awesome.
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