Thursday, August 4, 2011

Behold a Pale Horse

From CBSNews: Armageddon alert after Texas lake turns blood-red

How's that for an attention grabbing headline??

So here's the skinny, folks. Apparently a lake in San Angelo State Park in West Texas, once a popular fishing destination, is now blood red and full of dead fish.

State Officials are saying that the discoloration is a result of Texas' unusually severe drought this year, explaining that as the lake dried up and water levels dropped, the lake suffered a rise in Chromatiaceae bacteria, which thrives in low-oxygen environments. The high level of bacteria is responsible for the lake's bloody appearance, and in combination with the drastically low water levels, to blame for the thousands of fish that have died.

Religious leaders have already jumped on the story, claiming these to be the days foretold in the book of Revelations. And who knows, maybe they're right. Who's to say that when Paul was granted the vision of seeing the waters run red with blood, that was simply the only way for a man of his time and culture to explain a phenomenon as simple as a strange bacteria, something easily understood in our frame of reference today. Maybe it's time I look up the number for some of those bomb shelter companies I brought up a little while back...

...and Hell followed with him

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