Oneeyedjoe: "--Splane is probably just going along with whatever to try to keep the gravy train going so he can die in his new compound, so he wouldn't care;
how would you know? David might be the one that is itching to get the pet ideas he is hatching, of the mystic kind, into print and bringing the Rev 1:10: "day of the Lord" aka F&DS of 1919 in line with 21st century happenings. It might be a diversion from the musical ambitions of his. Trying to find a way to make the template of the Apocalipse fit the modern events. if it happens, it is because the latter day Freddy Franzes won out over the Nathan Knorrs.