Bonkers Texas Preacher Says Blood Moon is a Sign the World is Coming to an End, Another Blames it on Obama

hagee-blood-moonsIf it were 1239, when we didn’t have the technology and science that we have now to properly (and indisputably) explain certain things that happen in our lives, I could excuse a level of religious radicalism about certain events.  History tells us that the sun was once worshiped, comets were omens of bad times and eclipses were many different things to many different civilizations.

Again, this was long before we had scientific evidence that easily explains why these certain events occur.

Long before our recent “blood moon” eclipse occurred, science could predict the date it was going to happen, the exact times when it would happen and where it would be visible.  But then again, that’s what science does.  It uses data to accurately predict events such as a solar or lunar eclipse.

The cause of an eclipse like we saw early on Tuesday morning is indisputable.  This particular type of eclipse occurred because as sunlight shined on the moon through the Earth’s atmosphere, it gave the moon a reddish-orange color, hence the term “blood moon.”  Not exactly what I would call a topic that’s up for much debate.

Well, unless you’re some radical evangelical like Texas Pastor John Hagee who claimed that the “blood moon” eclipse is the sign that the world is coming to an end.

“Is this the end of the age?” Hagee asked.  “I believe that the heavens are God’s billboard, that he has been sending signals to planet Earth,” he explained. “God is literally screaming at the world, ‘I’m coming soon.’  God sends planet Earth a signal that something big is about to happen!  He’s controlling the Sun and the moon right now to send our generation a signal, but the question is, are we getting it?”

There was also another right-wing pastor, Mark Biltz, who tried to claim that the “blood moon” is a divine warning for Obama due to the president’s use of executive orders.

Ladies and gentleman, these folks are a special kind of stupid.

Without science, the Bible – nor John Hagee – would have been able to predict when this eclipse would occur, let alone the exact time and location where it could be seen.  But science did predict all of that.

Hagee is nothing more than a hypocritical greedy pastor who’s built his platform on “the end of the world” because it’s a very easy way to scare up followers and make a lot of money off their ignorance.  And he has, to the tune of a net worth of around $5 million.

It’s just amazing to me that here we are, in 2014, and we still have people living in such an ignorant delusional world that they choose to pretend our understanding of science hasn’t advanced at all in hundreds of years.

You really have to be insane or just plain willfully ignorant to believe this nonsense.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


Facebook comments

  • Matthew Reece

    This isn’t news. I saw Hagee talking about this a few years ago.

    • Brett Michael

      Just because you saw him talking about this doesn’t mean everyone else has. Why do you get to declare what is and is not news?

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        matt is somewhat out there but hes basically an OK fella,,,,,,
        lighten up: save the vitriol for the idiots who deserve it

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      financially capitalizing!
      elmer gantry!

  • Karen Simons

    I used to go to his church way back in the 1970’s. Back then, Hal Lindsay’s “The Late Great Planet Earth” was a mega best seller…We believers were excited to be living in the “Last” Days”. Pastor Hagee is using a proven attention-getting and money making message. Interesting that the bible says Jesus told his disciples their generation would NOT pass away before his return…and, Of course, that didn’t happen…

    • Eddie Krebbs

      Karen, grew up on the same.

  • Skyhollower

    I guess my question is, if it is the end of the world why give someone your money? If we are all going to die, we are all going to die. No preacher at that point is going to help. If the world is ending spend your money on something wildly frivolous, or in the case of the other 95% of the people, start looting.

  • Republicanindetox

    Maybe HIS world is coming to an end? I would not object.

    • Sunnysmom

      Exactly…less carbon dioxide expelled from his ilk en masse will help lower greenhouse gases. Rapture Rapture Rapture!!

  • ally

    They do realize that the Bible is not talking about a literal blood moon..the Bible uses a lot of symbolism and you have to actually read and study it to know what that symbolism is.

    • hermanprovi

      I think we should have a new Constitutional amendment, No Bible or any religious text may be used to swear in any politician or used in Court as a tool to get some one to tell the truth! Many liars have put their hands on a holy and sworn to tell the truth!

  • dealwithme

    It is not just that NUTJOB Hagee that believes this but people who I thought had some education. While people like Hagee FILL their pockets with $$ preaching BS their RELIGIOUS SLAVES can’t find or wouldn’t dare click on the SEARCH button to check out the facts. They call it FAITH! Hagee and THIEVES like him have FAITH! FAITH the $$ keeps coming in! UNBELIEVABLE!

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      I should ve been a plastic surgeon who is a preacher!!

      • dealwithme

        ha ha ha you would have a “field day” with me! Being almost 70, had 3 children, I need “plastic surgery” from head til toe! ha ha ha

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        maybe,,,,,but you–and I– have the true gift of being able to laugh at ourselves!!
        go get em!!

  • hermanprovi

    I would not be surprised, if these nutties, get huge contributions. Some people are so stupid and afraid [hell] that they will believe anyone who tells them that they speak for a Deity!
    Preachers[?] of this ilk, know this and go for the kill!

  • Eddie Krebbs

    Weakly in Hagee’s defense, the moon turning to blood is clearly mentioned in the New Testatment as a sign of the end times.

    Knowing that the red moon is a recurring phenomenon (that is, the moon shone in Palestine in the 1st century CE too and every century up to the present day) one must ask if the prophecy was alluding to something else, or was it a product of the belief in an imminent end-time, or a figurative allusion. Of course, Hagee is from a branch that wouldn’t recognize any of these explanations.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      even better is his ( and all voodoo creeps) inability to tell us–thru his infallible scriptures– how to capitalize upon it and how we as a species are to move to the next “life”

      • Sherry

        But the Scriptures do tell us! It’s quite simple. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        hey sherry “babeee”—-
        YOUR book is flawed; and billions of Asians and india indians don’t ascribe to YOUR book of superstition ( they have theitr own; I have read them: tao and bhagavad gita)
        just because some dead carpenter/fisherman said it,,,,you believe it?
        thats a special type of lemming stupid

        lets see any of your religion cure an amputee.

        hey::: your “GOD” is all powerful; right?

    • Billbow

      Of Course the End Times is Coming! Every freaking thing has a Beginning and End!!! Each day the “end time” comes for someone. What a bunch of stupid people some Americans are.

    • Gary Menten

      Strongly in Hagee’s non-defense, religions and religious crackpots have been predicting the end of the world since the beginning organized religion. I’m sure there were shamans in pre-historic Africa who predicted the world would end soon because of some natural occurrence they couldn’t understand. One prominent American religion predicted the end of the world in 1914, and when 1914 came and went, instead of pretending they’d simply miscalculated, they claimed that the world indeed had ended in 1914 and we simply hadn’t noticed.

      One might think that people would learn…

  • Rusti

    I’m thinking stupid must be a whole lot easier than smart! How many “end of the worlds” does this make now? I know I’ve lived through at least 50!

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      yep– as we have also lived thru the fiscally prudent tea partys 50 attempts to “repeal” the aca

  • Sunnysmom

    This stuff just cracks me up. Seems like every year we have some whack-job saying Jesus is on the way any day now. People at my dad’s church are begging for a free rapture ride because they hate the President and Democrats.

    As for me, I visualize Jesus looking over all of creation, then glancing at human beings on earth and saying “Oh hell no…let those little bastards marinade in their own crap for awhile longer.” lol

    • Phil Keast

      I feel somewhat the same way, although I think in more in terms of extraterrestrial life.

      Is there life on other planets? Given the size of the universe and the number of planets out there, probably.

      Have extraterrestrial aliens visited Earth? Who knows, the “evidence” is slim to non-existent but I won’t rule it out.

      Will they return? F*ck no, look at those silly hairless apes, they barely even recognize that they have anything in common with each other, they’d more than likely run screaming for their guns if anyone non-human set foot on their planet. Lets come back in a few millennia, see if they’ve grown up.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        perhaps they came for the great drugs we have to offer,,,,,
        they got stoned/drunk and sexed some apes
        hence: adam and eve

  • Pipercat

    When the wind is blowing the right direction, you can actually smell his manure down in these here parts…

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      my TV is a so-called “smart” TV which(sadly) enables the stench to permeate my domicile thru the screen! I want my money back

  • Leonard

    I would like to know how he knows that. Did God tell him was there word in the bible that tells us what to look for and everybody else missed it? Just stop it preacher sit down and shut up lying.

    • Snooterpoot

      He knows this because God “speaks” to him through the scriptures. I have yet to find an evangelical or fundamentalist Christian who does not believe that the Bible is not the literal word of God. It really upsets them when someone tells them they believe differently, too.

  • Gary Menten

    Dear John Hagee,

    When the end of the world comes, just go to Cincinnati. Everything new always gets there ten years later than everywhere else.


    Mark Twain

    • dealwithme

      ha ha ha ha

      • Gary Menten

        Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      u do write some grrrreat stuff gary!!!

      • Gary Menten

        I take no prisoners.

  • Gary Menten

    “That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not.”

    Thomas Paine

  • Sherry

    The Blood Moons together, have throughout history, proceeded events of Biblical proportions. Instead of calling people names, one might do the research and present a pro and con argument and let one make decisions for themselves; that is unless you are afraid you may start to believe some of what you learn during your research. Where is the tolerance the left so strongly advocates for?

    • dealwithme

      Sherry, I BELIEVE in GOD and SCIENCE! NOT in a book that was written by MEN at a time where science was as good as none existing! Written to suit the author, and translated so many times and added words from the translator – it lost its original meaning! I DO NOT BELIEVE THE 10 COMMANDMENTS CAME FROM GOD! BUT I DO BELIEVE MOSES or whoever WROTE THEM AS THE LAW FOR MAN! I believe in the 10 commandments because they make sense!!!And are very hard to live by. The 10 commandments also tell me, the WE the humans have NOT CHANGED in thousands of years, but became WORST!

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        there are none so blind as those who WILL NOT see…
        sherry is one

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      lets see your god/religion/faith cure an amputee
      until then,,,,,, your argument is impotent