So the final “blood moon” of the tetrad is happening tonight. Some folks are saying this is going to be the end of the world. John Hagee, whose book made this whole mystical mess part of popular culture, actually spoke a while back at the church I was attending when I was still a christian. He gave the whole spiel about what the tetrad is and what it means for us as humans and christians. He never said it was going to be the end of the world. But he did say it was an important sign of the end times.
He said that during every tetrad in recent history something significant has taken place. I don’t recall what all those events were, but most of them had to do with Israel. Most of these events’ significance were hyped up and overblown by Hagee. Now that this one is nearly over with, I can’t wait to see what they pull out of their asses to make it look like something significant happened during this tetrad. Almost assuredly, they will bring up the legalization of same-sex marriage here in the US as a significant event leading to the return of jesus. John Boehner’s resignation might be brought up as a significant event. The pope’s visit to the US will probably be one of their signs, as well as the nuclear deal with Iran.
All of these coincidences have absolutely no relation to the orbits of the Earth and Moon around the Sun. The only way that they can be tied together is through mystical mumbo-jumbo, a lot of twisting, and BS. I, for one, am going to try to watch the eclipse tonight (if the clouds get out of the way) and enjoy it for what it is: a beautiful phenomenon caused by the predictable patterns of the universe.
And when I wake up in the morning I’ll be grateful that it is the end of the world as we know it, just not in the way that all these crazy religionists are predicting. It will be the end as we know it because every morning is different than the last. This lovely world we live in has that great quality of always changing, which means it is never the same as it’s always been. It’s always the end of the world as we know it. I’m glad it’s that way. After all, if nothing ever changed what a boring world it would be.
And then we wait for the spin they’ll put on the whole event to make it look like something significant happened.