Monday, October 13, 2008

Our Lady of Fatima: Miracle of the Sun

I almost forgot today is the 91st anniversary (hope I did the math right) of the Miracle of the Dancing Sun at Fatima (October 13, 1917).

Creative Minority has an interesting post on the 10 top scientific explanations for this event.

Top Ten Scientific Explanations...

The Miracle of the Dancing Sun at Fatima which was seen by 70,000 people on October 13th, 1917 has been written about often. I truly do enjoy reading about all the "scientific" explanations for the "anomaly of Fatima." The way that science has bent itself into a pretzel to explain away the vision of the sun dancing in the sky at a foretold time is always fun.

So, last year, I got together my top ten "scientific explanations" for Fatima that I was able to find on the internet.

First I'll start with a little history history: A writer named Avelino de Almeida who wrote articles for O S├ęculo, (a big newspaper in Portugal at the time). The papper took a strong anti-religious stance. Goodness, even then, the media wasn't a big fan of religion, huh? In fact, all of Almeida's previous articles had mocked the previously reported events at Fatima but here's what he wrote that day 81 years ago:

1 comment:

  1. Google the words Shell Boffin Sinclair and hit "I'm feeling lucky". In a conceptual (spiritual) reality surely God is in his heaven and all is well. But why are Shell taking so long to tell the world about what they have discovered? Spin changes can easily explain what happened at Fatima but it can only be explained by accepting the "concept" of God may well have been behind this. Pattern travel seems to be possible so why argue about Jesus or Mohammed? Simply go and see who did what and why. The first and last sounds like someone in the middle to me. Regards John