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December 4, 2006

Where’s the thing about eclipses?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Brian @ 8:06 pm

Via Tim Blair, via Instapundit, I found this story of a woman overcome by an irrational fear while on the subway.

Her description of her feelings afterwards is curious:

Almost as soon as it has subsided, my fear seemed cartoonish and unreasonable. Generally, I prefer reason over impulse. Trembling like a devout Christian at the onset of a solar eclipse seems odd. I had joined the coalition of the nervous and I wasn’t at all certain why.

I admit I’m relatively new at trying to live a Christian life (so it’s entirely possible that I missed something) but I can’t figure out this thing about “a devout Christian should tremble at the onset of a solar eclipse.”

I am genuinely curious, here. I know some people like to get hung up on specific Bible verses — is this one of those? Or is she poking fun at something she just made up?

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3 Comments »

  1. What? You don’t know about Christians and total eclipses? For shame!

    Me either.

    Comment by jvjannotti — December 4, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

  2. Just another condescending secular humanist, is my guess.

    Unless, of course, she’s actually a member of the Solar Eclipse sect of the Quakers, which is an entirely different matter.

    Comment by Eric — December 5, 2006 @ 7:48 pm

  3. That’s what I thought. Darn. I was hoping for something to read about.

    Comment by Brian — December 6, 2006 @ 7:25 am


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