Here’s another one of those “who the hell do you root for in this battle” questions. The Worldnetdaily and Joseph Farah are attacking and even threatening to sue TV evangelist John Hagee, who actually used to be a columnist for them, for allegedly taking credit for all that “blood moons” nonsense they’ve been pushing at WND.
WND has issued a demand letter to San Antonio mega-pastor John Hagee for a public retraction of his claim to be the “discoverer” of the blood-moons phenomenon in his new movie set for release Monday in theaters across America.
Hagee makes the claim in the new movie called “Four Blood Moons,” based on his New York Times bestselling book of the same name, saying: “The thing that compelled me to write the ‘Four Blood Moons’ was when I discovered the scientific fact NASA was pointing out that it happened in 1492 and it happened in 1948 and it happened in 1967 and it was going to happen in 2015.”
But the discovery was actually made by Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries of Bonney Lake, Washington, seven years ago – a finding he has discussed in his church, on Christian television, at public conferences ever since and which he describes in detail in his own bestselling book, “Blood Moons,” and a bestselling movie of the same name. In fact, Biltz has been known since 2008 as “the blood moons pastor” and even “Blood Moons Biltz.” Hagee’s book was published in the fall of 2013.
The blood moons tetrad is a mysterious astronomical occurrence discovered by a Seattle-area pastor who postulated beginning in 2008 that it might portend spiritually significant developments for Israel and the rest of the world because of their appearance on the biblical “feast” days of Passover and Tabernacles.
Actually, there’s nothing “mysterious” about “blood moons.” They are well understood and entirely predictable.
Earth’s shadow is red at the edges for the same reason a sunset is red: When sunlight is scattered by passing through Earth’s atmosphere, the other colors of the spectrum are removed.
Nor is it “mysterious” why people like Hagee, Blitz and the Worldnetdaily have been promoting this totally non-mysterious atmospheric phenomenon: They are fantasists who know they can make a lot of money peddling this kind of meaningless bullshit to their ignorant followers.
“I ‘discovered’ this bullshit.”
“No, I discovered this bullshit.”
Such a compelling argument.