So now we know a gamma ray burst could destroy the earth, but the Bible says the sun and the moon will both go out at the end of the world? How could a gamma ray burst fulfill this prophecy?It turns out I was watching " Seven Signs of the Apocalypse", a show in which, according to the History Channel website "[e]xperts decode [the Book of Revelations] and come to a startling conclusion: there is now scientific evidence that many of these catastrophes could, in fact, be occurring." I watched it for quite a while, and I emphatically did not see any scientific evidence that the Book of Revelation is true. What I saw was a series of vignettes that followed a pretty regular pattern:
- The narrator would mention something scary from Revelation
- A scientist would talk about something that actually exists, be it gamma ray bursts or the red tide.
- Some "prophecy expert", conspicuously never shown alongside the scientist, would jump out and say "See? That scientist just said it's true!"
- The narrator would confirm that yes, in fact, we know have scientific proof of the apocalypse.
Remember back when the History Channel actually ran shows about history rather than unapologetically peddling in hokum?
1.) Paraphrased from my admittedly feeble memory.