Worrying times – Red Sky at Night

By: snowgood

Aug 09 2011

Category: Christianity, Fear, Hell, Photography, Travel

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Aperture:f/6.3
Focal Length:135mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/250 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

In the “olden days” a red sky at night was a good thing.

After numerous “hiccups” along the way we eventually arrived in Padstow not much before 8:00pm last night.

We walked on the offiicial path alongside the River Camel and just made the headland and ancient daymark as the sun slipped over the horizon. What could be better?

An empty path, bracing breeze, walking hand in hand whilst we imagined UK Plc was otherwise happily occupied watching TV.

Except that by the time we’d returned home at 1:00am Britain had been suffering yet again from “Red Sky at Night Syndrome”.

I’m not talking sunsets, or shepherds, but Reeves Corner and Croydon burning.  Not just Croydon, but Peckham, Birmingham, Bristol and attempts to cause chaos eleswhere too.

What strikes me most here is the way politicians and the media are quick to aportion the blame.

The police get the flak for not being prepared.

The politicians get the flak because they’re on holiday.

The council get the flak for cutting services.

Nobody really seems to blame the anarchists causing damage, or orchestrating violence.

Wipe away the absolutes, make everything grey and here we are in what must surely be a state of national emergency, and one suspects a moment away from city wide curfews.

And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe,

to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

Revelation 8:13

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