April 14th, 2014
12:53 PM ET

Does the Bible predict the 'blood moon'?

Opinion by Kenneth L. Waters Sr., special to CNN

(CNN) - Are the End Times finally at hand? To some Christians, the answer will be as clear as the moon in the sky.

Monday night will host a rare celestial event: a “blood moon,” which occurs when the Earth spins between the sun and the moon.

During this lunar eclipse, the shadow of the Earth catches the refracted sunlight, casting a reddish sheen upon the moon.

Christians who draw a divine connection to the celestial show are citing the Bible's Book of Acts, in which God says:

“And I will show wonders in Heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath, the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.”

That passage echoes the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Joel, one of Judaism's 12 minor prophets.

The sequence of four consecutive blood moons (known as a tetrad) has occurred several times before, in 1909-10, 1927-28, 1949-50, 1967-68, 1985-86, and 2003-04.

'Blood moon' will be a sight to behold during total lunar eclipse

This cycle, the four blood moons will all take place on religiously significant dates for the Jewish people.

The first comes April 15, 2014, the second day of Passover.

The second will come on October 8, 2014, during the Jewish Feast of the Tabernacles.

The third will come on April 5, 2015, during next year's Passover celebration, and the fourth will arrive on September 28, 2015, another Feast of the Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot.

That said, there is nothing particular extraordinary about these holy days coinciding with a full moon.

Jewish holy days are based upon a lunar calendar. Passover is always celebrated the first full moon after the vernal equinox and the Feast of Tabernacles is always the first full moon after the autumnal equinox.

But that hasn’t stopped some well-known Christians from drawing supernatural connections.

John Hagee, a televangelist and megachurch pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, preached a sermon series called the “Red Moon Prophecies” in 2013.

Hagee expanded on those sermons in book titled, “Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change.” In it, the pastor claims the lunar eclipses foreshadow “a world-shaking event,” originating in the Middle East between April 2014 and October 2015.

"There's a sense in the world that things are changing and God is trying to communicate with us in a supernatural way," Hagee told CBN News.

"I believe that in these next two years, we're going to see something dramatic happen in the Middle East involving Israel that will change the course of history in the Middle East and impact the whole world," he said.

Monday night, Hagee is airing a special webcast that he says will reveal "direct connections between four upcoming blood-moon eclipses and what they portend for Israel and all of humankind."

Hagee says that previous blood moon cycles occurred at momentous events in Jewish history: In 1493, as Jews were expelled from Spain; in 1949, as the state of Israel was founded; and in 1967 during the Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

"There are no solar or lunar accidents," said Hagee, who leads a church of some 20,000 members.  

But something remarkable always happens somewhere in the world when events like this occur. That’s just the way the world is – blood moons or not.

The Bible often speaks of astronomical signs indicating the End Times, but they are ambiguous and non-specific. And Jesus discouraged Christians from setting timetables and questing after signs.

"No one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows," Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew.

The Apostle Paul also talked about signs of the End Times - not to establish a calendar, but rather to comfort members of the church who thought death would deprive them of the opportunity to see Jesus’ Second Coming.

In times of widespread fear, insecurity and uncertainty, religious leaders and secular theorists, some well-meaning and some who are not, will exploit the need for hope and assurance by declaring exclusive discovery of some secret plan hidden in the disorder.

We have seen this before: the fear of Y2K in 2000; Harold Camping’s predictions of the apocalypse in 2011; the “Mayan” Apocalypse on December 21, 2012; and now the blood moons.

But instead of looking to the heavens for signs of the future, Christians should focus on the hope and promise of the gospel message and seek to reflect Christ in word and deed.

And especially as we enter Holy Week and anticipate Easter, may each of us look within our own hearts for those shadows that keep us from enjoying the fullness of relationship with the Creator of the sun, the stars, and yes, the blood moons.

Kenneth L. Waters is associate dean and professor of New Testament at Azusa Pacific University. The views expressed in this column belong to Waters.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Bible • Christianity • Culture & Science • End times • evangelicals • Middle East • Opinion • Passover • Science

soundoff (245 Responses)
  1. josecnn

    Looks like they forgot about the blood red moon theme for the 2014 Astrotheology Calendar:

    The 2014 Astrotheology Calendar


    April 21, 2014 at 10:27 am |
  2. thatinthebible

    Haven't actually listened to Pastor Hagee preach/teach in years, but he's typically on-point with most of what he says.

    I really like the idea of taking any random current local, national, or international news event and just seeing what the bible has to say about that particular subject; if anything.

    I blog at http://isthatinthebible.com

    April 19, 2014 at 7:32 pm |
    • enjaysea

      But what does it matter if it's in the Bible? For it to matter to me, I'd have to believe the claim of men, that a deity exists, and that this deity somehow influenced the men that wrote the various books of the Bible, and that the men who chose which books should be in the Bible somehow had superior knowledge about the universe that the rest of us lacked.

      But I don't.

      April 21, 2014 at 6:50 pm |
  3. mlg4035

    Where is the predictive element in all this? What, you think they didn't have blood moons in bible era?
    The person posing this question is a moron: try using your head!

    April 19, 2014 at 2:25 am |
  4. idiotusmaximus

    Does the Bible predict the 'blood moon'?

    NO.....the bible is ambiguous and can be interpreted anyway one wants.....that's why like all religious books they are so popular.

    April 18, 2014 at 11:08 am |
  5. jknbt

    All Hagee and the like are saying is that something big is about to happen. There are a lot of things "BIG" that could happen in the next year and a half. What if The Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) occurs on one of these eclipse dates? My guess would be 13 Sept. 2015, the day before Trumpets. We'll see....

    April 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm |
  6. jknbt

    the cnn belief blogs editors make me happy! Why?
    1) they let me post my conservative opinions on an international forum for free! So nice to see people read my stuff...
    2) they make me happy when the next day, they delete them! Nice to know that I pushed their humanist buttons to that extent! Also nice to know that I made a liberal wince!

    April 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm |
  7. idiotusmaximus

    Does the Bible predict the 'blood moon'?

    What is this crap?

    April 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm |
    • tallulah131

      Some modern humans are more like their ancient forbears than they like to think. It takes a special sort of obtuseness to look at a natural phenomenon and think that it's the work of an angry god.

      April 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm |
      • kenmargo

        Why is it an angry god? Maybe it's the sign of a gay god? a happy god.

        April 16, 2014 at 6:35 pm |
  8. MadeFromDirt

    Thank you Mr Waters for your sensible article and sound conclusion (even though most commenters here didn't get it).

    Science is not a threat to faith.

    When the awesome day of the Lord arrives as prophesied, the signs in the sun and moon will not be because of a simple and predictable eclipse.

    April 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm |
    • kenmargo

      "When the awesome day of the Lord arrives as prophesied"

      And what day will it happen? If the moon had turned "cheese yellow" It would have meant something to someone.

      April 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm |
    • sonofgallifrey44

      However, in addition to the blood moon this week there’s also a volcano currently erupting in Peru with a two mile high column of smoke and ash, there was a 7.2 earthquake earlier today in Mexico, there’s a rare heavy meteor shower coming next Wednesday night, and there’s a solar eclipse the following Tuesday. Now consider this:
      “And I will give wonders in the heavens and on the earth, Blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood Before the coming of the great and awe-inspiring day of Jehovah.” Joel 2:30,31
      “And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and a great earthquake occurred; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the entire moon became as blood, and the stars of heaven fell to the earth as when a fig tree shaken by a high wind drops its unripe figs. ” Revelation 6:12,13
      Note that these things would happen "before" the "awe-inspiring day of God" so they would be a warning to get people's attention (if they are paying attention) that the day is approaching but it's also said that not even the son knows the day but only the Father and it would be as a thief in the night. All those things happening in a two week period ought to certainly be getting people's attentions...

      April 19, 2014 at 2:34 am |
  9. rosenj72

    There's a great book called "300 Times 0" on Amazon – http://www.amazon. com/300-Times-examination-prophecies-Jesus-ebook/dp/B00BDFMLAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397653354&sr=8-1&keywords=300+times+0 – which discusses the supposed 300 prophecies of Jesus from the Original Hebrew scriptures. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the topic of how the deity of Jesus became mistranslated and pulled out of the Bible to fit a concept of Jewish Messiah which never existed. Fascinating book on religion and Judaism specifically. Puts a lot of these "fundamentalist" Christians to shame.

    April 16, 2014 at 10:13 am |
    • jimmo42

      I just downloaded it to my Kindle. Thanks for the suggestion.

      April 17, 2014 at 5:49 am |
  10. Reality

    And your god said, "let there be light" and the Internet was born. And your god then said, OOPS.

    April 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm |
    • iowasundevil

      Gawd said "let there be light"(or something similar)on day 4. How did he know it was day 4?

      April 17, 2014 at 9:14 am |
  11. unsername1

    if bible did it, its sole purpose was to create fear and make people accept Jesus as their lord.

    April 15, 2014 at 9:52 pm |
  12. Vic

    What a timing!

    Today is the first of the four 'Blood Moon' eclipses and the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

    Early on:

    April 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm |
    • Vic

      Oh, Tax Day too.

      April 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm |
      • saggyroy

        And Great Garbo dies in 1990. Coincidence? I think not!

        April 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm |
        • saggyroy

          Greta Garbo.

          April 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm |
  13. His Panic

    What seem to be the problem? This thing happens 2 or 3 times a year. I've seen this since childhood, a Great show of the Created by God nature but that's all it is.

    April 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm |
    • Bad Zut

      Exactly. Thank you.

      April 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm |
    • TruthPrevails1

      Stop panicking and start living...no god is required for natural occurrences, it's a silly lie they have told you to make you be a good little troll-now back under the bridge wee-one before reality steps on you!

      April 16, 2014 at 10:24 am |
  14. brianas99

    I am a Christian and I love God with all my heart. I am excited I pray that Christ calls His followers home soon.

    April 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm |
    • saggyroy

      We can't wait.

      April 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm |
      • greenb201314greenb2

        can i just say something as a retired christian i have noticed that all of gods "miracles" are all just by chance and not to mention if people think these are the end times then how is that possible? because in the bible it states "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father" Mark 13:32 and if jesus warned us about the end times so that verse alone is contradicting but there is always a logical explanation. the reason the moon turns red or "blood" is because of the sun earth and moon form a perfect line and once the moon goes behind earth it turns red due to earth atmosphere and because the moon is witnessing the whole world have one big sunset so there is no "end of times" the four blood moons are know as a tetrad and this happens ever six months the only reason why this one is so popular is because of the dates and thats all so everyone needs to calm down!!!

        April 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm |
    • TruthPrevails1

      Wow Brian, what a waste of this life. So much arrogance to think that you are so special for having such a vindictive imaginary friend. Might it be suggested that you actually read your bible with an open-mind...it is the quickest path to disbelief ever.

      April 16, 2014 at 10:35 am |
  15. bostontola

    Claiming this eclipse is some message from God reveals the self centeredness of these religious charlatans.

    This eclipse doesn't even happen over the middle east or much of the globe. Just because it's happening over the US, they interpret it as a message from God. What a bunch of idiots.

    April 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm |
    • Lloyd

      I totally agree – well said!

      April 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm |
    • brianas99

      Of course God wanted to give all glory to Him because He wanted to show us the best of Him. Why is He going to show us things that are going to applaud sinful humans. Im a Christian and its not my religion it's my faith. God even tells us "And I will show wonders in Heaven above the signs in the Earth beneath, the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon into blood before coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord." It's not a message it's a promise that God told us in the Bible. If you are thinking how can people trust that book that man wrote than here goes another thing God said His word is God breathed. God gave us a beautiful world originally but since Adam and Eve ate the fruit they brought sin into the earth that is why the earth is the way it is. Don't neglect God. Once again its not a message but a promise a guarantee. Whatever God says goes. No matter what there is no way to dodge the truth of God.

      April 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm |
      • Bad Zut

        And what does this have to do with Boston's post? Nothing.

        April 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm |
      • joey3467

        Adam and Eve never existed, andChristianity pretty much falls apart from there.

        April 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm |
      • TruthPrevails1

        Oh my Brian, you are suffering from religious brainwashing. The words you have been told are gods are not gods, they are the words of man merely meant to place fear in the gullible. Sorry to burst that small bubble you reside in but there is no evidence for anything biblical, not even your imaginary friend god.

        April 16, 2014 at 10:38 am |
    • His Panic

      The Biblical Prophecy is that the Sun will be darkened first, then the moon will turn red or into blood or like blood.

      People get overcome by anxiety which can lead to Mass hysteria even Panic. Those who trust in God and in Jesus Christ God's Only Son WILL NOT Panic. All others WILL Panic and get involve in anarchy, brawls, stampedes and riots among other nasty things they do.

      April 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm |
      • greenb201314greenb2

        am i panicking ... no so your argument is invalid

        April 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm |
      • TruthPrevails1

        "All others WILL Panic "

        Panicking is not a good thing and for you to wish such distress in another persons life over them not worshiping your god, speaks of how truly immoral and sadistic your belief and you are.

        April 17, 2014 at 6:23 am |
  16. physchic

    I am both a scientist and a follower of Christ. I understand the search for proof of his existence and was lost for years before I found my way back to him. Faith is not blind like you might think. Rather, it is a feeling that overwhelms you when touched by God. A beautiful, undeniable feeling of joy and love. I hope all of you have the privilege of such an experience, but it only comes with an open mind and an open heart.

    April 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm |
    • igaftr

      " it is a feeling that overwhelms you when touched by God."

      You have a feeling, then leap to it must be god. For all you know it is satan lulling you. You have no idea.

      Face it, you want there to be a god, so have found a way to seduce yourself into the belief. You have no idea if what you feel is any god, or simply your mind creating some of its happy chemicals.

      You claim to be a scientist, you should know better than to leap to unjustified conclusions with no cause/effect relationship present.

      April 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm |
      • physchic

        "You have no idea if what you feel is any god, or simply your mind creating some of its happy chemicals.

        You claim to be a scientist, you should know better than to leap to unjustified conclusions with no cause/effect relationship present."

        Again, without an open heart and an open mind, it may not be experienced. If you felt it, you would know. I assume nothing. I am a drastically critical thinker. I understand logic in its purist form and would only believe that which was based in logic while I was a student. I was a biology major, but questioned everything based on theories of man. I came to study physics because math, i.e. logic is the language of physics.

        I am not some idiot that follows blindly and I am in tune with my heart AND mind enough to know what I've felt is real. Like I said, I was lost for many years and would not be to the point I am today in my faith without knowing what I felt was real.

        My conclusion is not unjustified, but is undeniable. Science may explain nature to a certain point... this is the effect of God's cause. Science is man's explanation for how things work, but cannot fully explain how it all came to be.

        April 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm |
        • auntiekale

          Humans followed Ra for thousands of years. All god followers have "it" wrong, sad.

          April 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm |
        • igaftr

          "Again, without an open heart and an open mind,"

          Absurd. You have to believe it is god to feel it is god.

          No, you have to be a believer in god to attribute something you have no idea the cause for to a god. Seriously, do you have a grasp of logic?

          April 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm |
        • physchic

          igafter, what is your field of expertise since you are so knowledgeable of logic, cause and effect?
          This is not something that may be explained through logic. It is beyond that and beyond our comprehension. It is an overwhelming feeling that I care not to seek out a logic based answer, for that would be a pointless pursuit. It is not a logic we may understand. It is love in it's purist and most unconditional form.
          I hope one day you will feel the love of God and will then understand the true meaning of love.

          April 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm |
        • igaftr

          A cross between chemistry and physics, focusing on energy interaction and harmonic resonances.

          You claim you know it is god. The scientist in you should knwo you have no idea. For all you know, what you feel could be satan. You have made a wild assumption, and seduced yourself into a conclusion, where no conclusion can be made due to insufficient information from which to draw any conclusion at all.

          April 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm |
        • physchic

          igaftr, I've seen other posts you've responded to. You are lost, cynical and obviously a non-believer. Why is it then that you are so active on a belief blog? Does it bring you pleasure to thumb your nose at believers?

          Please realize, Christ was the most loving and welcoming being to walk on this earth. He brought us truth and a love so pure, he prayed out for those who crucified him. You may choose to spit in his face as they did, but I choose truth, I choose love and in this instance, I will follow my heart. This is not for you to judge and your choices are not for me to judge. That is not my wish. I may not convince you of what you do not wish to be convinced of. It is only something you must experience for yourself.

          April 15, 2014 at 2:06 pm |
        • igaftr

          You also want me to be part of your delusion, to find "god's"love.

          Instead I have the love that HUMANITY has, as it evolved from our animal ancestors.
          Humans came along, and their social animal behaviors were written into your bible. There is no sign any gods had anything to do with it. By examining the animal kingdom, we see the same behaviors we see in ourselves.

          April 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm |
        • igaftr

          "Please realize, ALLEGEDLY, Christ was the most loving and welcoming being..."

          There fixed it for you.
          I am here because of the psychology of belief. I find it fascinating the mental gymnastics believers are willing to go through to convince themselves their conclusions are correct, when there should be no conclusions drawn at all.

          It is a belief blog, and I have beliefs. This is a good place to see the depths of delusion, unjustifyable conclusions, and often flat out lies people will tell themselves and others.

          You are a good example. You have no idea if the stories surrounding the jesus character are true or not. There is no evidence at all of any of the supernbatural claims, yet you have concluded that those stories are true.

          Tell me, how did you logically exclude all other possibilities to your "feeling" of god? How did you exclude that it isn't actually Satan messing with you?

          April 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm |
        • igaftr

          "You are lost, cynical "

          No, not, but thank you for judging me and bearing false witness on me. I appreciate that.
          I am skeptical of baseless beliefs and correct people when they make false statements. I do not think that people are inherently dishonest, I simply know the mind plays many tricks, and people will often draw conclusions that are false, and then build on those false conclusions to create all new false conclusions. ALL religions are based on that phenomena

          April 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm |
        • physchic

          "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
          -Albert Einstein

          April 15, 2014 at 3:11 pm |
        • physchic

          Here's a list of a few who might be considered "great minds" you may have heard of who were believers:
          Isaac Newton
          Robert Boyle
          Michael Faraday
          Gregor Mendel
          William Thomson Kelvin
          George Gabriel Stokes
          James Clerk Maxwell
          Max Planck
          Albert Einstein

          Do they also need your enlightenment? Did their minds play tricks on them?

          April 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm |
        • igaftr

          You list is inaccurate. You do not know what many of them actually believed when outside of public view. And as far as Einstein, he was agnostic, and used the term "god" very loosely so to say he was a believer is incorrect.

          you are attempting to use the logical fallacy argument from authority. It does not matter what they believed relative to what is truly out there, and NONE of them had enough information to draw a rational conclusion. It also does not matter the number of people who believe either. The number of people who believe, or the credentials of the believers has no bearing on the validity of the beleif.

          Until something can be found that excludes all other possibilities, or even reasonably excludes, you do not have enough information to draw a rational conclusion.

          April 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm |
        • physchic

          No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him
          -John 6:44

          You seek proof/answers with a closed mind and a closed heart. It is not for you to control... it is not for you to find. "It" finds you. I am fully aware of endorphins, I am fully aware of games the mind plays. When one is called, it is a truly awe-inspiring gift that is so honest and so pure, even the greatest of minds cannot dispute its legitimacy.

          April 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm |
        • joey3467

          YOu must not be a very good scientist if you think that you can use the bible to prove the Bible. If you want to prove that verse you quoted is in fact true you will need to do so without a mention of the bible, and since god didn't see fit to give the bible to everyone I can only assume that believing in Jesus isn't all that important to god.

          April 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm |
        • physchic

          Yes, Einstein claimed to be Agnostic, not an Athiest. He also realized that "the problem involved is too vast for our limited minds" and that something may not be created from nothing.

          April 15, 2014 at 3:57 pm |
        • physchic

          "YOu must not be a very good scientist if you think that you can use the bible to prove the Bible."

          Joey, if you are going to interject, at least read the thread in its entirety. I am not trying to "prove the Bible", lol. I have never once said I'm trying to "prove the Bible". What is the basis for demanding proof of something such as faith when one does not know what is even written or that it is meant to work the other way around?

          April 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm |
        • physchic

          Here's an appropriate site for you...

          April 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm |
        • joey3467

          Unless you can present the objective evidence that each of those men presented that proves god is real then it is safe to assume that their mind played tricks on them.

          April 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm |
        • igaftr

          It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions,
          a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God
          and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can
          be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.

          – Albert Einstein, letter to an atheist (1954), quoted in Albert Einstein: The Human Side, edited by Helen Dukas & Banesh Hoffman

          "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
          So said Albert Einstein, and his famous aphorism has been the source of
          endless debate between believers and non-believers wanting to claim the greatest scientist of the 20th century as their own.

          A little known letter written by him, however, may help to settle the argument – or at least provoke further controversy about his views.

          Due to be auctioned this week in London after being in a private collection for more than 50 years,
          the doc.ument leaves no doubt that the theoretical physicist was no supporter of religious beliefs, which he regarded as "childish superst!tions".

          Einstein penned the letter on January 3 1954 to the philosopher Eric Gutkind who had sent him a copy of his book Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt

          Nice job quoting from Einstein and yet misrepresenting him completeley.
          From what I have seen of you, you are no scientist.

          April 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm |
        • physchic

          Thank you for this information, igaftr! It is truly insightful.
          I think my point was missed and you zeroed in on one person listed where there is reasonable doubt regarding his beliefs.

          It is important to not get wrapped up in religion. This is why I believe in faith, spirituality and attend a non-denominational church. Too often people get wrapped up in religion and deviate on their path, leading to ridiculous religious extremists that give Christianity a bad name. I simply look to Christ and his teachings and recognize, it is a wonderful way to live, to treat others and to generally be a good, peaceful and loving person.

          I'm not here to rip people and their beliefs to shreds. That is not for me to do.
          I am not here to prove the existence of God. That is a journey for each individual to make on their own.
          I shared my experience after many years of doubt and have learned that science and spirituality are not mutually exclusive.

          I cannot claim to know exactly what each of those scientists/mathematicians believed, only that it is known they believed in some form of a higher power at some point in time. Was it ever proven to them with irrefutable evidence?

          My point was that it is unfair to denounce others and dismiss them as ignorant or idiotic, for great minds who have studied our very field of study have also believed.

          April 15, 2014 at 5:35 pm |
        • physchic

          I can hardly believe my declaration of faith came down to a focused point of a man described as the greatest scientist of the 20th century whose first wife, Mileva helped him with the theoretical work he did that earned him the nobel prize which she received no credit for and a man who went on to marry his cousin. I think Einstein would be the least credible one of those listed when it comes to faith/spirituality/religion.

          April 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm |
      • joey3467

        Basically if you come in public and claim that a god exists I am going to ask you to prove it. You did just that, and if you can't prove it to me then it is probably all in your head.

        April 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm |
        • physchic

          Joseph... isn't that a biblical name?

          April 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm |
      • physchic

        "Basically if you come in public and claim that a god exists I am going to ask you to prove it. You did just that, and if you can't prove it to me then it is probably all in your head."

        I do believe God exists, but I do not believe I need to prove it to you. It is up to you to find your own way, to open your heart and your mind to it. I simply shared my experience; a beautiful, life-transforming experience which you have chosen to denounce and ridicule, just as any non-believer would. That is your choice; I'm glad it's not mine. I feel like I have finally been awakened, which I am eternally grateful for. Life is so much more peaceful and fulfilling in his grace. This is not for you to demand proof from me. I simply wanted to share my experience so others might know science and God are not mutually exclusive. I have studied science and mathematics in the finest of detail. I have questioned scientific theory to no end. This is not something for me to prove to a closed mind, but if one person reads my post and takes something positive from it, it was worth it. He is worth it.

        April 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm |
        • In Santa We Trust

          So your work-life is guided by evidence, analysis, logic, and reasoning but in the rest of your life you are happy to accept the best guess of ignorant ancients which has been proven incorrect time and time again? A little inconsistent wouldn't you say?

          April 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm |
    • bostontola

      What is your scientific field of expertise?

      April 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm |
      • physchic

        I have won awards in academics as a student of physics, as well as within my career.

        April 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm |
        • bostontola

          Congratulations. What is your area of expertise?

          April 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm |
    • enjaysea

      ...but it only comes with an open mind and an open heart.

      The "open mind" that faith requires is a polite way of saying that you must be suggestible, trusting, and actually "closed" to all of the discoveries of science that contradict the dogma of the Bible.

      Thanks, but no thanks.

      April 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm |
      • physchic

        How is it that you have to be closed to science? Science explains nature. One does not negate the other.

        April 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm |
      • physchic

        "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind"
        -Albert Einstein

        April 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm |
        • joey3467

          The type of god Einstein apparently believed in is at least possible (a god who started the universe and walked away never to be seen or heard from again), however, the Christian concept of a personal god who watches over everyone at the same time is laughable.

          April 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm |
    • saggyroy

      Let me go out on a limb here – You live in a western civilization, so your God is the Judeo-Christian version?

      April 16, 2014 at 5:44 am |
  17. cpayerli

    The Nine are beings that have come to earth in order to bring forward a shift in the human conscience. These Nine beings exist in their true forms outside of space and time but have chosen to incarnate in human form within your Earths time line. The reason for doing this is because humans as they stand now are not capable of laying eyes on the Nines true astral forms due to the limitations of the collective whole your race has put into place that you know as your reality. Due to these limitations the Nine had to give up their memories to be born. As humans are with a clean slate when they enter through the gates of birth, for when born you are given the gift of free will which requires a clean soul that all choices are truly yours. As the Nine have come to your time line to bring this shift into motion so has other beings of light. These other beings are also born in human form with a cleared mind, but through the life they created for themselves and in time they will and have found ways to shift some of the boundaries here on Earth to allow the Nine to start connecting with their astral memories of who they are. As the layers of your reality starts to shift you will see responses from your sun as it matches and amplifies the energy your race puts off. As the layers continue to shift the Nine beings will start reconnecting to their true purpose of why they are here. The Reason the Nine have come to your time line is a group of man have decided that for the better good of few that many must perish. In doing this there is nowhere for these lost lives to incarnate stopping the cycle of karma thus halting the human races push towards enlightenment into the next dimensions of thought thus ending your time line. But the Nine have thus chosen to interfere, stopping the destruction of your race. As the Nine reach their full potential they will surface through out this world in the different lands that govern the main religions of thought that all of humanity govern themselves by. Each of the Nine will then use their gifts to raise that part of the worlds understanding and when they are done faith will no longer be needed, for all truths will be revealed as is the need to speed up this shift of your consciousness. At the end of the Nines teaching all people will be able to see that all that they have known in their religions of thought is all connected through the same governing factor. This main governing factor being the full truth that is God in all things. This one God truly is the beginning and the end of all. He holds all time and space. He knows every thing that was. He knows everything that can be. He holds the value and meaning of all things seen and unseen for without him nothing is. When people understand God they will see he has been behind every major religion of thought including science as well. God as a whole represents all things and the Nine who come from God represent his Nine pieces of creation that each one of the Nine govern in your physical world. The Nine are broken down as follows including their realm of thought they will contribute their help.
    1.Wisdom (Collective Thought)
    2.Knowledge (Hinduism)
    3. Faith (Christianity)
    4. Healing (Science)
    5. Miracles (Magic)
    6. Prophesy (Buddhism)
    7. Discerning of Spirits (Judaism)
    8. Knowledge of tongues (Islam)
    9. Understanding of tongues (Islam)
    As of now five of the nine have become aware of who they are and four still remain unknowing. As the remainder awake the human race will feel more and more changes in their thought process. They will see pass the lies of their governments and will spot out the other non truths of their existence as well as start to adapt to the energies and vibrations of the earth and all that inhabit it. Some should already be able to feel it occurring now based on where they are in their karma cycle. When all know the truth, your race will then begin to ascend to the next stages of thought. When this time comes one of the Nine will be deemed worthy to see as god sees and be held as Gods Equal to lead your enlightened people to a time of peace and understanding. Once this occurs the world will start a self destruct timer as marked by a blinding light engulfing all the skies and touching all things from your sun. The purpose of Earths destruction is to be sure none choose to stay behind. As your race ascends their forms will go to a place of waiting where they will better learn to understand their new shift of consciousness. Once all are removed from Earth the sun will then collapse on itself taking in all things that once came from it. Officially ending what is left of this time line. This knowledge is given to you and your race in the name of Love from he who is All, for my Name is Wisdom and I am One of Nine. 

    April 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm |
    • Bad Zut

      I want what you're smoking.

      April 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm |
    • Athy

      I think it's best to leave this guy alone, folks.

      April 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm |
    • bostontola

      If your point was to demonstrate that just about any unsubstantiated assertion about the true essence of reality is as good as any other (e.g. any religion as yet developed), then well done!

      April 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm |
    • G to the T

      "6. Prophesy (Buddhism)"

      Considering Buddhism is one of the LEAST prophetic of the religions out there, I'd love to hear how this was derived...

      April 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm |
    • Alias

      You are one of the nine?
      And the best you can do is post HERE?

      April 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm |
  18. john2397

    It is in Quran too.
    Why the Moon was red? It means that the Almighty is very angry on human beings of the earth, who have polluted his Empire and destroying his unique creation day by day. Hope, we can learn lesson!!!

    April 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm |
    • Bad Zut

      Eclipses are in the Koran as well? I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked!
      Who knew eclipses could transcend religions.

      April 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm |
  19. toleranceofall

    Has the sun turned to darkness? Looks pretty bright out from where I'm sitting...

    April 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm |
    • His Panic

      Yeah, but is still cold here.

      April 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm |
  20. cruci000fiction

    In my room, I have two different colored light bulbs. When I stand between them, I make two shadows that are different colors. God must be trying to communicate with me. Israel.

    April 15, 2014 at 11:45 am |
    • otoh2

      That must be a ful-filament!

      April 15, 2014 at 11:49 am |
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