Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Weather prophets of doom

[...] 'There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing,' I was told once by an English weather stalwart. This and other aphorisms, which some might find helpful in today's climate, can be mused on at Yakism's Page. But what of those who believe that global warming, if it exists at all, is God's way of bringing about the apocalypse?

This is what the Bible says: 'When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale; the sky vanished like a scroll that is rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place ...' Revelation 6:12-14. The last red moon visible from Britain was in March this year.

But we are just one little country. The Heat is Online is tracking extreme weather conditions round the world and inputting six-monthly logs of the results. RaptureReady's Tom Strandberg believes 'global warming could very well be a major factor in the plagues of tribulation.' Reading the news these days is a lot like reading the Bible, says the Victorious prophecy site. Apocalypse soon brings together weather events and other extremities with religious beliefs. Bible Prophecy is more specific, linking weather and other news to particular Bible passages. Read more

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