November 15, 2015, two days after the jihadist attacks in Paris, Pope Francis preached about the “end times,” encouraging faithful Catholics to be vigilant and ready at any moment to meet God, face-to-face.

Of course it would seem counterproductive for the Pope not to condemn the attacks and give his prayers, but to push the end times talk and the idea of meeting God, face-to-face seems a little maudlin, even by my standards.

Well, undaunted two days later, the Pope said at his scripture reading that Jesus’ preaching about the end of the world contains “apocalyptic elements, like war, famine, and cosmic catastrophes.” “In those days,” Francis repeated, “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.”

Pope Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world, talked about the Apocalypse in his Thanksgiving Day address at St. Peter’s Square. The Christian leader said that the end of the world was inevitable because there was so much sin, adding that questions about the Apocalypse were ancient.

The thought of the world “passing away” had traveled down through ages and though the Church knew no answers to when it shall happen, he confirmed that an end was unavoidable. The Pope also added the Apocalypse will not be the end; it will rather be a “transformation” to a new, more beautiful universe.

The Pope seemed to be saying the 6th seal has opened, at least from what I can understand as the Book of Revelation was required reading in my church.

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.”

Spooky revelation was always programmed into me when I was a child. I always have said you may be man and try to take the religion out of you, but in times like these your childhood programming takes over and the promise that you will witness the ‘second coming’ becomes a very real possibility.

And, knowing the outcome is not at all comforting.

People can say all they want that it is comforting to read what the end in the Bible entails, many people will tell you the outcome. Here is the spoiler, we win, mankind succeeds, and we all get to go to a happy place in the end.

However, a lot of things break in the process, people die, and a scary man called the Antichrist is supposed to come and pretend to be God.

People feel that they will win in the end because they don’t think they will be affected because of grace or some other reason that has no basis in anything other than blind faith.

I remember I had this conversation with Janine and she joked, no worries we will just put lambs blood on our door, no problem. If people don’t think that is funny try living around me when I get into these apocalyptic worry jags.

I do have a strategy though of getting out of them and that is to tell myself that what is happening is self-fulfilling or perhaps even staged in order to accept the inevitability of living in a nation motivated by war and religious exception.

I know that radio shows like mine and other similar shows have vilified the methods of the mainstream and how they promote whatever agenda or crisis the government wishes to reinforce in the global consciousness. It certainly is a valid accusation when you begin to see the exploitation of what can be called “poisoning the well”, where stories that are shown on the nightly news focus on and agenda of divisive stories.
Even if we have a great number of people calling them divisive or fraudulent you begin to see the slow but calculated conditioning of people where the public succumbs to programming, or traumatic images to condition the public to the required point of view.

To question is anathema, because it is perceived that the general public is giving popular support to an agenda.

A video from the New York Post is going viral on the internet about Planet 9. In fact, when I first saw it I was looking to see if the date on it was April Fool’s day. Unfortunately, it was dated April 7th, 2016 and it was certainly unnerving for those who are clinging on to end times prophecy.

The caption on the video reads: “Scientists believe they have discovered a planet, currently unnamed but being referred to as Planet 9. Unfortunately, this might not be great news, since the planet’s orbit might cause asteroids to come shooting at the Earth.”

The video reports that this planet may have a sweeper effect and send asteroids our way. It also claims that our fate may be the same as the dinosaurs because of this rogue planet and its effects on the Solar System. The video reports that we could all see an extinction level event in the month of April.

Well, if so, it most certainly will be a memorable Passover.

Back in December we reported that two well-respected scientists created a model suggesting a ninth planet might be orbiting on the outer edge of our Solar System. Since then, there’s been a lot more scientific evidence that Planet Nine really exists. Now, scientists are trying to track down and get direct observational evidence.

There actually was a recent report that new evidence, in the form of small perturbations in the orbit of the Cassini probe, points to the existence of Planet 9.

Agnès Fienga at the Côte d’Azur Observatory in France, and her colleagues, have been working on a detailed model of the Solar System for over a decade. They plugged the hypothetical orbit and size of Planet Nine into their model, to see if it fit.

Planet 9 is calculated to be about 4 times as large as Earth, and 10 times as massive. Its orbit takes between 10,000 and 20,000 years. A planet that large can only be hiding in so many places, and those places are a long way from Earth. Fienga found a potential home for Planet Nine, some 600 astronomical units (AU) from here. That much mass at that location could account for the perturbations in Cassini’s orbit.

Not one of these scientists had commented on the possibility that Plan 9 would kill us all by the end of the month.

But then again if they knew, would they tell us?

Scientists have said in the past that the existence of such a “perturber” has been hypothesized as a way to explain the mysterious past big extinction events on Earth, which have recurred roughly every 27 million years over the last quarter-billion years or so.

The New York Post video allures to that, but of course, it is in all how it is reported and the message was delivered in the video seemed to be written in such a way to scare people into bringing the tomato plants.

There are people though who are saying the weirdest things.

Last night, my producer Alex told me there were a great number of callers that we didn’t put on the air because they weren’t on topic. One guy claimed the Sun disappeared for a moment somewhere over Montana and then a woman and man called and said the Sun blinked out for a second yesterday.

I told Alex if these callers were pulling his leg, or it appeared they were participating in a little cosmic gas lighting.

I was a little concerned about the calls because of the volume, and still I was surprised the video from the New York Post was saying that we should all prepare for a “cosmic catastrophe” echoing what the Pope warned about back in November.

The New York Post video simply conflated both Planet 9 and Nibiru or Planet X.

The scientist that discovered Planet 9, Mike Brown took to Twitter and said “Hey, so, fun fact? Planet Nine is not going to cause the earth’s destruction. If you read that it will, you have discovered idiotic writing!”

When fears that Planet 9 was Nibiru were making the rounds online, Brown said he suspected that Planet X will have zero effect on us.

However, the cosmic weather as of late has sounded apocalyptic and those signs and wonders above us have been seen causing all sorts of panic.

A pair of comets zoomed past Earth three weeks ago and they gave us an uncomfortable cosmic shave.

A telescope in Chile operated by the online Slooh Community Observatory captured video of the comets 252P/LINEAR and 2016 BA14 as they cruised past Earth on March 21 and March 22. 252P/LINEAR came within 3.5 million miles (5.6 million kilometers) of the planet, and 2016 BA14 got even closer — about 2.1 million miles (3.4 million km), or nine times the Earth-moon distance.

Days later, it was reported by NASA that Jupiter was hit by a massive asteroid or comet on March 17th.

Researchers have been worried about giant comments called centaurs — nearly 50 to 100 kilometers in diameters and a single such body contains more mass than the entire population of Earth-crossing asteroids found to date. Path of these centaurs crosses orbits of outer planets including Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Since, centaurs move in unstable orbits, gravitational fields of large outer planets can deflect centaurs towards Earth.

I guess I am doing nothing to alleviate the fear of a cosmic catastrophe. However, Planet X has been theoretically discovered and we are seeing a surge in fireballs, booms, and loud roars from the sky.

It is also interesting to note that on April 7th, 2016 it was reported that in the middle of a heat wave, a 30 kilogram chunk of ice fell from the sky.

The chunk, believed to be a megacryometeor, came crashing down in a field creating a three-foot-deep crater that filled with water upon impact. This comes nearly three months after a similar incident there in which a 60-year-old woman was injured.

One of the greatest proponents of catastrophism was Immanuel Velikovsky. He wrote a book in the mid-20th century called “Worlds in Collision” where he theorized that the Bible narrative along with myths, legends and ancient manuscripts from around the world document cataclysmic events in history. One of these is the time period that included the ten plagues and the Exodus from Egypt. Seeing there are so many parallels between these and the “plagues” in the Book of Revelation it would seem that the times we are living in now would most certainly be a fertile area to examine and to speculate about.

It has been said that “there is nothing new under the Sun,” and the old plagues and cosmic catastrophes are once again creeping into the zeitgeist, it appears that circumstantial moments in history are the places to look for examples of what may be future events described within the last book of the Bible.

Velikovsky sums up everything by saying that:

“The origin of the planets and their satellites remains unsolved. The theories not only contradict one another, but each of them bears within itself its own contradictions.”

Once again, I don’t know if that gives any comfort to those Chicken Little’s who have found the sky will fall with the help of a planet or dwarf star that the ancients called the winged planet or the planet where the gods live.

This most definitely gives new meaning to what the Pope said when he commented that we are to be vigilant and ready at any moment to meet God, face-to-face.

It is alarming to now see how the United States has positioned itself in a dark mirror. We are a country of conspiracy theorists, believers in divine intervention from God or Jesus; even extra-terrestrials. We are guided by new age and religious mythologies and have somehow established a destructive government apotheosis and we have normalized war as the new American way of life and death.

Sounds pretty end times “ish” to me.

I would exhort all of us to stop and ponder the reality that perhaps there is not one single answer to what is happening and like any paranormal event where the world spins counterclockwise and moral compasses go south, many things said, written and predicted could either be the right answer or it could all be simple, neat, and wrong. Isn’t that confusing?

Of course it is and it is meant to be. The reason is that like it or not, the Earth is always in the cross-hairs of an extinction level event. It is one big cosmic snow globe of death that is destined for a good shaking every now and again. No one knows when it will happen and if you keep saying that the Earth faces an extra-terrestrial threat of extinction, then you can always say “I told you so” when the unthinkable happens.

Then again, if something hits the Earth in a split second, you won’t have time to say anything.