Gulf Spill Conspiracy Watch: Locusts Coming Soon?

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At day 64, the Gulf spill could surely be described as a catastrophe “of biblical proportions.” But apparently there are those out there who believe it is, in fact, a sign that the end is nigh.

Today I stumbled on The World Prophecy website, which from what I gather is a conspiracy-themed site with a special focus on the end of the world. The site’s “apocalypse” section asks and then answers the important question:

Is the oil spill in the bible?

Yes it is:
Revelation 16:3 The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died.

I’ve been trying to keep on top of the various conspiracies related to the spill, and there are quite a few. The Bermuda Triangle? Check. FEMA trailers? Check. BP caused the spill on purpose? Check. Environmentalists blew up the Deepwater Horizon? Check.

But with lightning striking the ship capturing oil last week and robotic vehicles wrecking the containment dome today, even I am starting to wonder if these doomsayers are on to something.

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