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?



  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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