Saturday, June 03, 2006

Wormwood coming? Don't tell Hal Lindsey.

Odd tidbit from CNN.com:
In April, Louis, a solid-state physicist at Mahatma Gandhi University, published a paper in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Astrophysics and Space Science in which he hypothesizes that the samples -- water taken from the mysterious blood-colored showers that fell sporadically across Louis's home state of Kerala in the summer of 2001 -- contain microbes from outer space.


Blood colored rain? Uh-Oh..
Louis speculates that the particles could be extraterrestrial bacteria adapted to the harsh conditions of space and that the microbes hitched a ride on a comet or meteorite that later broke apart in the upper atmosphere and mixed with rain clouds above India.


A large rock from space, you say?
Revelation 8
8 The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood,

9 and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.

10 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters.

11 The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.


I can't wait to see if anyone jumps on this one as a 'sign' of the impending apokalypse.

2 comments:

The Unseen One said...

The sixth seal has to come first:

Revelation 6:12-14
I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Besides, many people would have to die from the bitter water for it to be "wormwood". ;)

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

I was actually thinking that Wormwood was next, after this comet causing red rain. I'm not really a strict literalist. I'm sure that the events in Revelations will be more spiritual in nature, and thereby going unnoticed except by the wisest, who will be branded lunatics. And I'm not sure how linearly the events will unfold either.