Tonight is the Blood Moon, which sounds bad, (there are few ways to make it sound pleasant, “oh, would you like a Blood Moon Pie to go with your RC Cola, Bobby?” “Shine on, shine on harvest Blood Moon up in the sky.” Nothing really works.) There is a completely rational, logical, scientific explanation for this phenomenon, they say it has something to do with the light of the sun passing through the Earth’s atmosphere.
Though, that seems a little convenient, a little too easy, “oh sure, it is nothing to worry about, it’s not really a Blood Moon, we just call it that, because it was the most pleasant image we could possibly imagine. It has nothing to do with ritual slaughter, pagan sacrifice, or boundless, unimaginable bloodshed, and violence. It’s just a name, that’s all.”
Then, just when it seemed it couldn’t get any weirder, this morning the whole moon was swallowed by a giant shadow. Of course, they have another trite, easy answer for that, “the Earth was between the sun and the moon.” Look, we are no experts, but everybody knows space is a big place, with a lot of extra room. Somehow we managed to drive our relatively small planet between the only two things that any reasonably sane person can actually name in the vast, infinite expanses of the sky? Do you take us for fools? That would be like two golf balls, hit by two different golfers on two separate holes running into each other, and landing in a bird’s nest. Which, as far as we know, has never happened.
We here, at Life Explained, are sending a “deep cover operational agent” into the unsavory world of Lunar Cycles, and Celestial Events to get to the bottom of this. This brave soul is willing to risk life and limb to find the answers, to set the record straight.
This fearless associate finds no task too difficult, no risk too great, no challenge too daunting. He is the right agent, at the right time, and we are all in his debt.
We should have the real answer, the unvarnished truth, in a couple of days.
This post was previously published on Life Explained and is republished here with permission from the author.
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