The Sunday Message

About the upcoming total solar eclipse event…

But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. – Matthew 24:36 (NIV)

There are several different religious views about Monday’s total solar eclipse and some of them are as “interesting” as some religions.

From the Washington Post:

On Monday, Pradeep Reddy, a pediatrician in Carbondale, Ill., will eagerly await the sight of the solar eclipse, which he expects will be an awe-inspiring scientific spectacle.

Then he’ll go inside and jump in the shower with all his clothes on. (Or at least he’ll run them through the washing machine.)

That’s what his religion tells Hindus to do after an eclipse, to purify the clothing that they watched the supposedly inauspicious cosmic event in. Hindus for generations have taken all sorts of precautions to ward off the bad luck that they believe an eclipse foretells.

From End Time Headlines:

A huge total solar eclipse will take place over the United States this month and for some Christians, it’s a clear sign from God that the last days prophesied in the Bible are upon us.

Another belief is that the path across the United States is God’s way of giving us a warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming. (

So have fun with Monday’s total solar eclipse. As Desmond from the TV show “Lost” used to say, “See you on the other side, brother.”