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BP is doing God’s work!

Well, sort of… according to some Christian fundies, the oil spill is a sign of the End Times! Of course it is. Seriously, what isn’t a sign of the End Times these days?

But this time, the fundies think the oil filling up the Gulf of Mexico looks like blood! And apparently, that’s a sign of the end…

According to Newsweek:

Some interpreters are very sure: The oil spill matches biblical prophesy and is another predictor of the end. One commenter at Godlike Productions argues that the redness of the oil seen in pictures can be interpreted as blood. “The water is tinted red from the oil … it ACTUALLY looks like blood. coincidence??? NOT!!!!” On Facebook, at least two discussion groups are devoted to mining the parallels between events in the gulf and those predicted in the bible; and in a heart-rending interview with CBS, a Louisiana minister named Theodore Turner, whose congregation is one third fishermen, said he knew it to be so. “The Bible prophesized hardships,” he said. “If we believe the word of God is true—and we do—we also know that in addition to prophesying hardships he promised to take care of us.”

Read the rest of the story here…



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Rand

posted June 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm


I threw up a little in my mouth. It was black and a little red.



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    Eric Stevens

    posted June 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm


    UGA makes me sick too



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Ginny

posted June 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm


….I have no words.



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James

posted June 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm


The writer of the article made a difficult argument against the fundie position by linking it to politics when he could’ve just said, “If you’re going to take this literally, you might want to check a map. One third of the waters on Earth?”



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    Matthew Paul Turner

    posted June 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm


    The writer probably doesn’t believe in the Bible… so to use it against them would be silly.



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Noelle

posted June 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm


sigh…I once remember praying hard and sincere to God that he woudn’t bring the apocalypse before Halloween, because I seriously needed a bag full of candy. If you get off saying you don’t believe in Hell, then I’m taking a stand against “The End of Times”



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Russell

posted June 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm


prophesized? haha!



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Will Adair

posted June 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm


As a former Christian fundamentalist all I can say is “____________________.” Nothing can stop the skubala eisogesis they are attempting to take the text there. Makes sincere intelligent Christian fundamentalist look like morons. Yes there are such things for those of you who wonder.



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Jonathan Charlie Chang

posted June 10, 2010 at 5:38 am


Hot damn! 2 Facebook groups started discussions?? That’s all the research I need to convince me it’s a prophesy!

Per the LA pastor, how exactly is this a hardship to us in the States?

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Heather

posted June 10, 2010 at 6:10 am


I do find the Revelations verse interesting… the one that says something like a fiery ball was cast into the ocean and killed 1/3 of all life there. Makes you wonder exactly how John WOULD have explained the explosion and all this mess had he witnessed it way back then.

But, symbolism in general fascinates me, as a writer. As far as the End Times, of course we are in them. But, time is relative, so I have no idea how long they will last. Just gotta keep loving God and loving neighbor. The rest is gravy.



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Heather

posted June 10, 2010 at 6:12 am


PS has the crazy church in TX declared that God had BP spill oil to punish the Gulf yet? Surely they can come up with some sin the animals and coastal people have committed?



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Matt @ The Church of No People

posted June 10, 2010 at 6:17 am


I just heard that interpretation being made yesterday. Of course, it probably helps if you start with the premise of Obama being the anti-Christ.

And yeah, where is Pat Robertson when we need to know what 200 year old sin caused this disaster?



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Uncle Luther

posted June 12, 2010 at 9:21 am


I love how end times prophecy is always fulfilled in the United States and never in the Holy Land. The suspected anti-Christ is always a politician, usually on the left and the judgments are always on (or in this case, just off) U.S. soil.



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