Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Is It Apocalyptic Time?

Is Hal Lindsay’s Apocalyptic Vision of the Late, Great Planet Earth Coming True?

Earthquakes striking Beverly Hills?

 Tornadoes touching down in Brooklyn, Queens and Springfield?

Wildfires in Colorado?

Eyjafjallajokull erupting in Iceland?

Avian flu, Swine flu, West Nile, Ebola, AIDS, SARS, hepatitis, hantavirus, dengue fever, anthrax, herpes, chlamydia, antibiotic resistant bacteria? 

Tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan?

Wildfires and flooding in Sydney?

Flooding of the Opryland Hotel?

Drought in the Heartland of America?

Levees failing, flooding New Orleans and the Saints?

Vanuatu drowning under climate change?

Killer Bees, fire ants, Zebra Mussels, Asian Carp, Burmese Pythons, kudzu, nutria?

Wars in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Israel with Hamas and Hezbollah?

The collapse of Notre Dame football?

Genocide in Rwanda, Yugoslavia, the Holocaust, and Armenia?

Barry McGuire's The Eve of Destruction?

The potential reelection of President Obama, which would make him the Anti-Christ to some?

Questions, questions, questions?

Will Israeli and Arab armies meet on the plains of Megiddo?

Will the Mayan Calendar strike on December 21, 2012?

What did Nostradamus write?

Hal Lindsay wrote a best seller in 1970, the Late, Great Planet Earth in which he looked to the ancient prophecies to predict the running of a 40  year clock to the end of the world. The clock could start with the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 or the Jewish building of the Third Temple. Even the most devout, conservative Jews in Israel are not avidly advocating the rebuilding of the Third Temple, which would constitute a substantial interference with the Dome of the Rock.

Dr. Lindsay changed his interpretation over the years; Doomsday prophets have been false prophets so far, so why not simply consult the Delphic Oracle?

Let me suggest that natural disasters were common in the Old Testament and throughout history. We called them Acts of God, although they were really forces of nature.

The difference today is twofold. Nature hasn't changed. First, we have instant media coverage. Second, the effects will be much more devastating in a world of 6 billion people spreading out into geologically and meteorologically dangerous areas.  If you wish to live in a floodplain, Tornado Alley, slippery slope, on the coastline, a faultline, then expect the consequences.

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