The Mormon church had to actually tell its followers to not take tonight’s supermoon as a sign of the End Times. Because, as we all know, many devoutly religious people tend to do that at the drop of a hat. “OMG look, the moon looks a little different tonight! Grab the kids and HEAD FOR THE CELLAR!!”
A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.
Earlier this month there were there stories about how a lot of Mormons are actually stocking up on emergency food and supplies “just in case”. Sigh.
Thus, they believe, starting Sept. 13, the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, there will be another, even larger financial crisis, based on the United States’ “wickedness.” That would launch the “days of tribulation” — as described in the Bible. They say Sept. 28 will see a full, red or “blood moon” and a major earthquake in or near Utah. Some anticipate an invasion by U.N. troops, technological disruptions and decline, chaos and hysteria.
I think many Christians live their whole lives in a constant state of chaos and hysteria. And who could be stirring up a panic for such a nonsense reason? Oh, just some lady with End Times books to sell.
Some of these speculations stem from Julie Rowe’s books, “A Greater Tomorrow: My Journey Beyond the Veil” and “The Time Is Now.”
Well, fancy that! I’m sure it’s not just Mormons who are freaking out, either — I’d be willing to bet other factions of Christianity are doing it too. But I don’t really care enough to Google it. 🙂 Also, doesn’t it seem like it’s always the End Times? People have been saying it’s the End Times for hundreds of years now. You’d think it would have died out with the flat earth thing, but there’s always someone willing to believe it. I can’t imagine what it must be like to live your life with the constant fear that the Apocalypse is always just around the corner and can happen at any moment. Geez, it’s no wonder they’re on edge. Even when I was a Christian I didn’t buy into that particular nonsense.