the 3 days of darkness
this 'promise' must concern either Jerusalem or the end-times Babylon (the USA)... it is not referring to the entire global community...the 'signs' in
the Sun, Moon, Stars is a different set of action
the Catholics believe this (darkness= figurative & literal) concerns Rome/Vatican City in particular, when the Pope is in exile from the See/'Throne
and the 'universal church' is under seige
(most likely from the Jihadi sects of Islam as the current
obvious antagonist...Communism was the last strawman
i sort of think the 3-days-of-darkness might be a description of the darkness & power-outages
from a EMP Weapon which will knock out power
grids, all unprotected electronics, cell phone towers, microwave transmissions of communications & cable TV... all the things a modern society feels
is necessary to function with.
And as i said earlier, the target of this 'darkness' will be either Jerusalem or the NY/DC corridor that is the spine of the latter-day Babylon
ADD: there is a mystical bent in this 3-days-of-darkness theme...
according to scriptures... the Crucifixation Eclipse en.wikipedia.org...
was said to have created Darkness in the land for 3 hours , from noon-day to 3 PM
and since there was a Full Moon on that Passover weekend, it would be astronomically impossible for there to be a Solar Eclipse caused by the Moon
passing in front of the Sun...
the death of Jesus resulted in just 3 hours of darkness
the death of 2/3s of the world population might result in a longer 3 days of darkness
now the Scriptural account might be glamorized or embellished to include a non-existant eclipse but we just don't know...
all we can be certain of is that 2-3 BC is the closest date of a solar eclipse in Jerusalem according to Science/Astronomy...not at the date of 32-33
AD as religious writings suggests happened at the crucifixation
edit on 30-8-2012 by St Udio because: (no reason given)