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Published: Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:50 p.m. MDT

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

The eclipse of the moon happens about every 4 years. The news or people talking happens every day. Belief is only what you can count on or depend on.If you can control the imagination of people you can control them. You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people any of the time.

Stormwalker
Cleveland , OH

Something is going to happen. If I can make it sound sinister and scary and religious, I can write a book and have a best seller and make a ton of money.

Sounds like a plan.

In the fall of 2012 a woman I knew cleaned out her personal library and was selling some of the books - nearly 200 titles. They were all about the "Mayan Apocalypse" that was supposed to happen in December of 2012. She said if it was true she wouldn't need the books, and if it didn't happen she didn't want the books.

My personal memory of such scare-books goes back to Hal Lindsey and the "Late Great Planet Earth" that was a mega-best seller before the predicted end didn't happen and the book faded. Such predictions, however, go back centuries, and behind them is always a religious leader making a buck.

Karen R.
Houston, TX

"In 1492, the Jews were expelled from Spain and Christopher Columbus discovered America, giving the Jews a place to go."

Huh?

And "something is going to happen" isn't even trying. The bar of credibility for those who believe in Mr. Hagee's preachments is exceedingly low.

heidi ho
Fort Collins, CO

If I remember correctly,according to scripture no one knows when the Lord is going to come again, not even the Holy Angels.

Stormwalker
Cleveland , OH

@heidi ho

If you know the Super Secret Code(tm) of the Bible then you can get the secret of when Jesus is Coming(tm) or The Secret of Biblical Weight Loss(tm) or God's Secret to Make Lots of Money(tm) or the Secret of Prayer that Makes God Respond(tm) or any of dozens of other topics that promise to reveal the super-secret workings of the universe so people can be part of the special club.

It sells books by the boat-load, and if you call them on the scam you're just a Christian-Bashing Athiest(tm) and your Persecution(tm) is proof they are right.

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

As giggle-fit-inducing as these "preachers" and their apocalyptic pronouncements are to the sane, are they really any sillier than the stuff Latter-day Saints hear in Sunday School every week?

One difference: LDS Church leadership is smart enough and its PR team savvy enough to never be too specific about modern prophecy, so it's not as easy to call balderdash. I look forward to hearing a General Conference talk where someone goes off-script and announces the date of the Second Coming. Wow, would that make my year. Can you imagine the looks of panic on the faces of the 12?

I would love to hear something like all this "blood moon" stuff from an LDS higher-up. Let's really test how much the faitful are willing to swallow. All we get nowadays is cute stories, recycled "hold to the rod" metaphores, etc. Spice it up, brethren!

LDSareChristians
Anchorage, AK

For the record. Lunar Eclipse falling upon Jewish holidays which by their very nature are set to fall on full moons is nothing miraculous. On average one out of every six Aprils have an lunar eclipse.

As far as the 2nd coming, coming any time soon..... Until Rev 11 is fulfilled, two prophets preaching in streets of Jerusalem for 3 1/2 years, are killed and resurrected, we have no worries. As LDS seems to be only religion in which believes there can even be prophets, start to worry when we send some of our top 15 leadership to preach the Gospel in Jerusalem.

Ranch
Here, UT

You need something to scare the believers with (so you can make lots and lots of money).

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