Friday, September 12, 2014

From Mark Mallett: Fatima, and the Great Shaking

Fatima, and the Great Shaking


AS many as a hundred thousand people saw it: the sun began to spin, pulsate, and radiate a multitude of colors. But then something happened that defied any explanation, even by the atheists gathered that October afternoon in 1917 at Fatima, Portugal:
Before the astonished eyes of the crowd, whose aspect was biblical as they stood bare-headed, eagerly searching the sky, the sun trembled, made sudden incredible movements outside all cosmic laws—the sun ‘danced’ according to the typical expression of the people. —Avelino de Almeida,writing for O Século (Portugal’s most widely circulatedand influential newspaper, which was pro-government and anti-clerical at the time. Almeida’s previous articles had been to satirize the previously reported events at Fátima).
In my article, Debunking the Sun Miracle Skeptics, I examined all the natural explanations that have failed to explain away the supernatural event that took place that day. But an atheist recently wrote saying that what people saw was “a physical impossibility” since the sun cannot dart about the sky. Of course not—what the people saw, obviously, was a vision of sorts. I mean, the sun can’t move about the sky… or can it?
Published in: | on September 11th, 2014 |