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A Christian Radio host in the United States has claimed that Monday's total eclipse may be a "message" from God.

Bryan Fischer, the host of Focal Point, which calls itself "the home of muscular Christianity", wrote a long Facebook post about the matter.

He wrote:

The sun, if it is a symbol of anything, is certainly a symbol of God’s radiant truth, which is intended to reveal, to illuminate, and to enlighten every soul on planet earth. John uses this as a metaphor to describe the advent of Christ. “In him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4). Jesus is further described as “the true light, which enlightens everyone coming into the world” (John 1:9).

The night, on the other hand, is a symbol of spiritual darkness, deception, and error. Jesus himself used this metaphor when he said, “This is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil” (John 3:19).

The path of this total eclipse of the sun is remarkable, in that it crosses over the entire continental United States, almost perfectly bisecting America from the Northwest to the Southeast. And in that path, the sun will be perfectly blotted out, by the ruler of the night, plunging all of America in its path into virtual total darkness.

This is a metaphor, or a sign, of the work of the Prince of Darkness in obscuring the light of God’s truth. Satan, and those who unwittingly serve as his accomplices by resisting the public acknowledgement of God and seeking to repress the expression of Christian faith in our land, are bringing on us a dark night of the national soul.

Many pointed out to him that his "expertise" was outdated by several centuries.

Including the Church of Satan:

Religion and critical thinking aren't incompatible, but if you think you should live your life by 2,000 year old science and understanding, you shouldn't have a Facebook page and a radio show.

HT Huffington Post

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