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Biblical PLAGUE? Experts BAFFLED as mysterious swarm of LOCUSTS invade Mecca’s holy sites

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  1. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Biblical PLAGUE? Experts BAFFLED as mysterious swarm of LOCUSTS invade Mecca’s holy sites

    "A massive swarm of locusts has plagued Mecca this week, as officials struggle to remove the infestation at Islam’s holiest site. Shocking footage posted on social media showed how the locust swarms covered the Great Mosque in Saudi Arabia. The Makkah Municipality confirmed the phenomenon which residents claim has never been seen before."

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    Revelation 9:3.
    Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Exodus 10:4

    Also, the YouTube video suggests that other insects (in this case, cockroaches) also came with the locusts... This is also biblical.
    Joel 1:4
     
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    Don't try and read anything into this - assuming its true.
    Locusts hit every country, everywhere and any time.
     
  4. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    It's weird that revelation predicts locusts coming out after smoke, and the only video that I'm aware of has smoke.
     
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    Something about it showed up on youtube before but I didn't click it, sounds crazy though if it's true
     
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    Same thing happened in Russia in 2016. THE SAME YEAR TRUMP WAS ELECTED!
    Proof that Trump is the Anti-Christ
    THE YEAR IS ONE
    HAIL TRUMP!
    I think it happened in Yemen and Israel a few years ago, reported as biblical then too, fairly common.
     
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    It all sounds backwards to me. It was written about in the bible because it was plausible, and happened at times.
    So it is hardly surprising that it's happened again, right? I mean...what would the point of this be assuming it WAS some sort of Biblical phenomena.
     
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    Considering that this part of Saudi Arabia is a common site for locust swarms it isn't surprising.


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    A lot of ado over nothing. [​IMG]

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    You and your science. *shakes his head sadly*
    Next you'll be telling me the Donation of Constantine is evidence of Papal tampering, or some such blasphemous thing.

    Ahem.
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    It's a warning that God is about to make a change... When the locusts swarmed Egypt in March of 2013, it was just prior to the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état, where the Egyptian military overthrew Islamist Morsi, and redrafted the constitution.
     
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    Locusts are shy, solitary creatures. They don't swarm. Typically.

    ...But yes, they do have breeding areas.
     
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    It's almost as if locust swarms are a periodic but consistant part of African and Middle Eastern life.
    Weeeeiiird.
     
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    Not at all. It's a rare phenomena caused by increased seratonin levels.

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2009/01/serotonin-makes-locusts-swarm

    It's truly amazing how even their appearance changes when they become gregarious.
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    'Rare' in the sense that the region gets one every thirty years or so. Snowstorms are rarer but probably not quite as interesting for nostradamus types.
     
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    They're due for a plague of frogs next week. They should make quick work of the locusts. Problem solved.
     
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    And it makes sense to you that an all powerful God sends locusts of a sign he's about to do something, but doesn't simply announce it?
     
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    Comic book nonsense. All locusts swarm and travel considerable distances, which is their defining characteristic.

    "Of the 5,000 species of grasshoppers in the world, 9 in particular are truly remarkable. These are the legendary migrating locusts, which form incredibly massive swarms---enough to darken the sky. In 1955 a swarm in Morocco measured 155 miles long and 12 miles wide. . . ."

    Not only do they develop huge swarms, but all are capable of traveling tremendous distances. In 1952 one horde flew 3,000 miles from Africa to India. "

    Source: This Is Not A Weasel: A Close Look At Natures Most Confusing Terms. p. 76.

     
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    Well, although I agree with the sentiment; must say the UK has not been hit in recent millennium.
     
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    I wish religious demagogues like the authors on that clearly prejudiced website realized that nature and the laws of physics simply don't care about ideology or religion. Natural disasters and undesirable circumstances are bound to hit pretty much every country on the planet at one point or another. It's up to us to thump a religious scripture in response or simply study the natural causes and effects of these phenomena.
     
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    Weird that scientists discovered that tickling their leg hairs mutates solitary green creatures to black and yellow hoards of crazies.

    ...Kind of like a pig turns into a boar and grows tusks out of nowhere once set free.
     
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