The end times described in the Bible in Acts and Revelation never drift far from the minds of some preachers and certain right wing conspiracy theorists. One apocalyptic notion that has gained mainstream media attention, if not quite credibility, is the Blood Moon Prophecy. The Blood Moon Prophecy predicts that end times may be on the calendar as early as September 2015, a date divined from a complicated calculus involving the ratio of lunar events like partial and full eclipses to the occurrence of full moons.
End times is bad news for humans — it involves mass destruction and earth’s being devoured by fire. The good news, for those who are serious about the Good News, is that Christ returns. Even worse than the fact of the devastation, though, is that while the imminent destruction was originally predicted to be the result of an asteroid crashing into earth, it’s now more often predicted to be the man-made result of man’s audacity in playing God. Also known as the Large Hadron Collider. The LHC, the largest machine ever built by man, has recently been restarted after massive renovations. It continues to simulate Big Bang-like effects, whipping protons around its 17-mile track at the speed of light. Eminent scientists like Stephen Hawking says there’s no danger. But Christian theorists and their followers — whose vote counts the same as yours in an election, it should be said — believe the LHC is an invitation for Lordly comeuppance, and the bill is due this September.