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As if Texas’ drought wasn’t bad enough, it might be a sign of something worse, some Christians worry. A favorite fishing spot in West Texas has turned blood-red, cuing rapture-ready believers to claim that it’s evidence of the end times.

The OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park has dried up, with lonely fish skeletons left in the basin and the remaining water a deep red. It looks like a biblical plague.

“Together now (the dead fish) float in clumps numbering in the thousands in and around that small pool of water that remains — its surface stained the color of blood by the amount of death and algae inside,” wrote John Boyd, of the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

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The website Before It’s News proclaims, “Ever seen a lake turn BLOOD RED? First sign of the end of days!!!”

Indiana preacher Paul Begley, whose ministry appears to focus almost entirely on eschatology, sat before his video camera, drinking his signature coffee and shouting “Are you serious?” Citing Revelation 8:8 and 16:1-4, he asks, “How many more bible signs are we going to get? Jesus is soon going to return and will you be ready?”

Begley quotes signs referenced in Revelation 16, saying “The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became as the blood of a dead man, and every living soul died in the sea. The third angel poured out his bowl upon the rivers and the fountains of water, and they became blood.”

Paul Begley, chron.com 69 Comments [8/4/2011 3:19:13 AM]
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anevilmeme

That's the difference between fundies and normal human beings. We see the results of a drought, they see signs that their sky pixie is pissed off.

8/4/2011 3:31:20 AM

Mudak

I've got a friend who lived in Sudan a few years ago during a drought. When it rained, nine of the ten plagues of exodus happened aa a simple natural consequence of the long-awaited rain.

When an eclipse happens, it has nothing to do with god darkening the sky, ya know.

8/4/2011 3:31:22 AM

cdcdrr

Or maybe some company has not been listening to Captain Planet's advice in dumped rust-coloured chemicals in the lake.

8/4/2011 3:31:42 AM

Mrs. Antichrist

Lakes and other natural pools turning red isn't that uncommon. Various chemicals, bacteria, etc. can change the colour of the water.

8/4/2011 3:41:59 AM

lisamariefan

Grasping at straws.

8/4/2011 3:44:06 AM

Raised by Horses

"A favorite fishing spot in West Texas has turned blood-red, cuing rapture-ready believers to claim that it’s evidence of the end times."

A piece of burnt toast is enough to set off rapture-ready believers, so that isn't saying much.

"Ever seen a lake turn BLOOD RED?"

Well...

8/4/2011 3:49:50 AM

Percy Q. Shunn


8/4/2011 4:00:49 AM

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

If I had a penny for every time a fundie saw a sign of the "end of days" I would be the richest person on the planet!

8/4/2011 4:11:37 AM



I live quite close to the coast. *checks sea* No, still blue. you fail.

8/4/2011 4:49:26 AM

Mister Spak

"As if Texas’ drought wasn’t bad enough, it might be a sign of something worse, some Christians worry. A favorite fishing spot in West Texas has turned blood-red, cuing rapture-ready believers to claim that it’s evidence of the end times. "

Let me guess, global warming is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people, but Jesus is going to beam you up any minute now.

8/4/2011 4:55:45 AM



Because, you know, droughts don’t tend to leave higher concentrations of other substances that may act like coloring agents or anything like that, do they?

So any word on what is actually turning the water red, anyway?

8/4/2011 5:14:46 AM



Perhaps it is best that they remain ignorant.

If these loonies find out that the real reason is a drought, I wouldn't put it past them to start deliberately polluting the environment just so they can get more of these 'signs'.

8/4/2011 5:27:55 AM

Itkovian

There's someone who would have a fit visiting a few Great Rift Valley lakes. :)

8/4/2011 5:49:26 AM

Xotan

Didn't his coffee turn red too?

Strange. My tea is quite normal.

8/4/2011 5:52:50 AM

Extraintrovert

Firstly, I wish I was surprised. Few people actually bother to learn from history, because if they did they'd know people have been making predictions about the end of everything almost since the beginning of human civilisation, all based on the same nebulous "signs" that could literally mean anything, all vastly incorrect.

Secondly, anyone who claims to know what is going on in Revelations is either dangerously stupid, a rampant liar, or just as insane as the person/s who wrote it.

8/4/2011 6:04:22 AM

D Laurier

Quick! Leave me all your money, and jump off a tall building

8/4/2011 6:33:12 AM

Doubting Thomas

For all thinking individuals: I read an article stating that the red color was caused by a certain strain of bacteria in the lake. From http://news.yahoo.com/end-times-texas-lake-turns-blood-red-215004338.html:

"Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries officials say the bloody look is the result of Chromatiaceae bacteria, which thrive in oxygen-deprived water."

Now for all religious end-times nuts: If you want to keep living in the 12th century, that's fine with me, but don't keep trying to convince other people of your delusional superstition. Meanwhile, we'll use science to keep marching forward while you crazy religious nutjobs keep sitting around waiting for Jesus to come back.

8/4/2011 6:40:36 AM

JohnTheAtheist

Maybe Texas needs to execute some more retards to appease the invisible man in the sky.

8/4/2011 6:42:09 AM

LAchlan

You even said it was algae yourself, daft cunt. Now step away from the bible......

8/4/2011 6:42:37 AM

LDM

Parts of Oklahoma and Texas have red soil, so naturally when a lake dries up, it's going to look red.

8/4/2011 6:51:02 AM

Zeus Almighty

My dog just farted! Jebus is coming!Eleventy11!

Oh and JohnTheAtheist FTW.

8/4/2011 6:53:11 AM



It has to be blood you dumb sack of shit, how lower do you have to lower your stantards before you can satisfy your suspicions?


8/4/2011 7:24:34 AM

Pule Thamex

"...How many more bible signs are we going to get?"

I know the answer. It'll be billions and billions more signs over the next several billion years. I reckon the biggest sign is going to be when a swollen sun engulfs the Earth and makes it uninhabitable.

8/4/2011 7:33:03 AM

Anon-e-moose

“The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became as the blood of a dead man, and every living soul died in the sea. The third angel poured out his bowl upon the rivers and the fountains of water, and they became blood.”

Last time I was on Corporation Pier, here in Hull, was last week, armed with my binoculars, watching the yachts, pleasure cruisers etc going to & from the Marina.

Whilst the River Humber is permanently a muddy brown colour (PROTIP: with the powerful cross-currents, undertows etc, the Humber is the 2nd most dangerous river in the world, next to the Amazon), did I see said Humber - connected to the North Sea, itself connected to the Atlantic Ocean etc, etc - turn red? As we say in Yorkshire:

Did I 'eck as like!

Ergo, Pauliepoos...:



We have a saying here in Yorkshire: There's nowt as queer as folk!

@JohnTheAtheist

"Maybe Texas needs to execute some more retards to appease the invisible man in the sky."

@Zeus Almighty

"JohnTheAtheist FTW"

Seconded. Are Texans the latter-day Mayans? Bible = Popol Vuh? Their wont to self-annihilation (via fundies committing socio-political seppuku, P.R.-wise)? Their propensity for human sacrifices (executions), ergo said blood-red river? Texas is dangerously close to what used to be Mesoamerica, after all. >:D

8/4/2011 7:34:40 AM

Angua

Water turns to blood. Blah blah blah. Boring! That's just like a rehash of one of the plagues of Egypt from Exodus. I want something new.

Tell me when the scorpions the size of horses with human faces and lion teeth show up. It talks about those in Revelation 9:7-11. Until then, I'm not interested.

8/4/2011 7:36:40 AM
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