Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Well, the clock on the wall says that today is 6-6-06, and dumb people are getting dumber. I just want to remind all of my gentle readers of what the Bible actually says: "This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666" (emphasis mine). So you see, the number refers to a man, and not to a date or UPC or anything else. Also, the number 666 is perhaps better translated as "six hundred sixty-six." What is the difference, you may ask? Simple. The number is not merely a set of three sixes, but is a whole number made up of six hundred sixty-six smaller numbers. So John the Revelator wasn't telling us to look for a series of sixes, but the actual number 666. But it's so fun to turn Christianity into just another kook superstition, isn't it? Rather than paying attention to what was actually written in the Bible, let's make up all sorts of silly things to go along with it and start getting spooked by every little thing that comes our way. The sky is falling! The sky is falling!