How Religions Around the World View Solar Eclipses

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How Religions , Around the World , View Solar Eclipses.
With the upcoming April 8 total solar eclipse quickly
approaching, Fox News offered readers an
overview of how religions traditionally view eclipses.
Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism suggests that the karmic results
of positive and negative actions are magnified during
major astronomical events, including solar eclipses.
Christianity, Christian tradition connects eclipses with
a number of significant events, including
the death of Jesus and the "end times.".
Hinduism, In Hinduism, eclipses both solar and lunar
are generally regarded as bad omens.
Islam, Muslims see a solar eclipse as a time
for prayer and contemplating God.
The sun and the moon are two
signs amongst the signs of Allah
and they do not eclipse because
of the death of someone...
Whenever you see these
eclipses pray and invoke (Allah), Kaiser Aslam, Muslim chaplain at the Center for
Islamic Life at Rutgers University, via Fox News.
Judaism, Similarly to Hinduism, Judaism views
eclipses as "an ill omen for the world.".
Eclipses should be opportunities to
increase in prayer and introspection
— as opposed to prompting joyous
blessings. It is a sign that we really
could and should be doing better, Rabbi Menachem Posner, via Fox News.
Fox News reports that Rabbi Mordechai Becher cited Judaism's longstanding connections with astronomy
and the heavenly message eclipses deliver.
He created a system that would remind
us regularly that our choices can create
darkness, even at times when there
should be light. Our free will choices
can create a barrier between us and
the Divine light, but can also allow
Divine light to be seen here, Rabbi Mordechai Becher, via Fox News