The Moon Gibbon Folk are terrified at the reappearance of the "Blood Moon". I've had to block the Express website to stop them reading lunar apocalypse material. But they still heard there's gonna be an eclipse tonight, and the screaming has started already.
I tell them that there's nothing to worry about, and they tell me that last time, the World ended.
I worry sometimes. But not about lunar eclipses.
There is something deep in our souls that cries out for apocalypses. Most dangerous are those that go out to make their own. Second most dangerous are those Americans who believe that war in the Middle East is a good thing, as it will bring the End nearer. Well, for people in Iraq and Syria, the world is ending. But Armageddon is only enjoyable if you're in an armchair on the other side of the world, saved, "under the blood" and watching something uplifting on the telly.
But meanwhile the Gibbon Moon Folk cry, carve gibbon faces into pumpkins and hide under hedges. It's gonna be a long day.