"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Next Year: California.

Or maybe sooner.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Oarfish are denizens of the deep and are rarely seen at the surface, or on the beach. However, within the past few weeks, two oarfish have washed up on California shores.

In Japan, there is a traditional correlation between oarfish and earthquakes that dates back for centuries. Traditional Japanese folklore says that oarfish beach themselves as a warning to the people before an earthquake. The normally elusive fish, which can be up to five meters in length, are said to be messengers from the palace of the Sea God.

Although scientists have not properly studied the matter, there does appear to be an anecdotal correlation between oarfish sightings and major earthquakes. Most recently, in the year before the massive March 11, 2011 earthquake in Fukushima Prefecture that took some 18,000 lives, Japanese fishermen reported a rash of oarfish sightings. These reports were made as early as March, 2010, following a major 8.8 quake in Chile. - Catholic Online
I just watched BBC news and a scientists said there is no scientific proof of that...



  1. If California falls into the ocean in the next year, nobody will ever convince me that the oarfish didn't pull it in.

  2. Smells fishy ...

    Really it's just a matter of time ... like your prior post, no longer a question of if, but when, and how severe.

  3. Time is short, and God will shorten it for the sake of the elect, so that they will not lose heart.

    Or I could get hit by a semi tomorrow...you never know.

    1. I was thinking the same thing...I could get hit walking into a 7-Eleven...who knows? I live in So. California...I ain't gonna worry about the "Big One" since l have been hearing about it for as long as I can remember. Have been through a few big ones already but not of a magnitude of 8 on the ol' Richter scale. ^^

      My prayer is to be ready and to stop putting God off...pray for me since I do that many times and fall short of his love. If and when my times comes, I want to die in his friendship.

      Poor oarfish...I wonder, are they tasty? ;p

    2. Yaya: I had to laugh at your question about the tastiness of oarfish. I was wondering the same thing!

      In any event, they have cute faces, don't you think?

    3. An interesting face...yes, but cute? Hum...looks like the face only a mother oarfish could love.

      Actually, kind T, it reminds me of the face of a Pug.. ^^

      I love Japanese food and since I am in So. Cal. and we have a wonderful thriving long time Japanese community, well, I thought "sushi" when looking at the oarfish and just wondered...

  4. +JMJ+

    For a minute there, I thought I had accidentally wandered onto my favourite Conspiracy Theory blog, whose owner is convinced that underwater volcanoes are killing sea life while the climate change contingent continue to blame greenhouse gases. He would be all over this story as more evidence of this theory.

    Then it hit me that Abbey-Roads should be my favourite Conspiracy Theory blog.

  5. "messengers from the palace of the Sea God" I just love that! So beautifully poetic and evocative.

    Terry sez:
    "I just watched BBC news and a scientists said there is no scientific proof of that."

    Well, that's just like the BBC, innit? They don't believe in any kind of God!

    1. I am actually watching an anime series right now that takes place in present day Japan with folks living underneath the sea and are called Sea-Dwellers (duh). They worship a Sea God who gifted them with a special second skin which allows them to dwell under the sea...the skin is called Ena. They have a shrine they built to their sea god.

      Anyway, I had a laugh when Terry mentioned the oarfish as "messengers of the sea god."

      On a more serious note, as we go about our day/night, we forget many times just who it is who is the author of life, eh? He does have to "shake things up" a bit to gently remind us.

      Thank you Jesus for everyone's wonderful sense of the funny!

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