I'm not so sure about that last bit. Surely the signs are there to be read, even now? Does it not speak in Revelation Chapter 8 of the fall of a great star? At first, of course, I interpreted this as Ryan Giggs - but then I considered more deeply: "And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."
Right on cue, the Danes have banned Marmite.