The science of a lunar eclipse isn’t complicated and there’s nothing magical about it; one large object (the Earth) passes in front of a light source (the Sun), casting a shadow on another large object (Earth’s moon). You can do the same thing by putting your hand in front of a light source. See that shadow on the wall? That’s an eclipse too.
But there exists a strange tribe of throwbacks for whom seeing a shadow cast across the moon evokes primitive fears and atavistic explanations, a backward, insular, pre-rational group of strange human beings known as World Net Daily: Tens of Millions Watch Heavenly Sign.
All of the science online, the explanations and the details, couldn’t keep even elements of the secular media from asking bluntly, “Does the Bible predict the ‘blood moon’?”
Pastor Mark Biltz, whose “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs” is one of the hottest books in America now, believes that not only are there references for people to see, but they need to be paying attention.
“I believe that the blood moons have great historic and prophetic significance just as they did following 1948 and 1967. In the book of Joel it mentions three times about the sun and the moon going dark and in context it also mentions Divine wrath against all countries that want to divide or part the land of Israel,” he said.
“I believe the moons are like flashing red warning lights at a heavenly intersection saying to Israel as well as the nations they will be crossing heavenly red lines and if they do, they will understand as Pharaoh did on Passover night 3,500 years ago that the Creator backs up what He says.
“Like Pharaoh the leaders and pundits of today will realize when it comes to crossing the red lines of the Creator of the universe he has more than a pen and a phone in his hand.”
That last line about the pen and the phone is a swipe at President Obama, of course, one of those right wing memes that grabs hold of the tribal consciousness like an eclipse of the brain.
(h/t: Right Wing Watch.)