There are some people that are freaking out over the date. Yup, 666, the mark of the beast. I'm pretty ignorant of why this is the mark of the devil. I don't own a "new" testiment so I can't really look it up, but I do know it's the mark of the devil and that people, especially pregnant people, are hoping that this day will pass without armageddon coming. I heard that people are actually betting on the date, so if the apoclypse comes, how do they collect on the bet? Just wondering.
I know that a few pregnant women online have said that they absolutely do not want their babies born on this date. But the thing is, it's not REALLY 666, it's 662006. That pesky 200 is there evidentally to stop the Omen from happening. Who would have thunk it? I have to say, I would have no problem with this birth date, but the Girl's wacky math teacher's birthday is today, and she's been freaking out about it in class for weeks. I have to admit I found it very amusing that her birthday is today. Could it be more deserved?
It isn't just expectant moms that are fearful. People have cancelled travel plans, afraid to fly on such an auspicious date. I guess the devil might swoop down and pull airplanes out of the sky or something. Then there are the folks that are so fearful that they plan to spend the day praying in church. I figure that this is probably better than playing duck and cover every time you hear a car backfire. Pat Robertson is expecting his premonition of terrible weather to begin today. So tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanos, and hurricaines should be hitting our shores with great violence any second now. According to Pat, anyhow. We all know how sane he is. He probably sees signs of an upcoming "tribulation period" that leads to the Antichrist's arrival in a movement toward one-world government, a single economic system and single religion. That religion isn't Judaism, btw. Or Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism.
Some funny 666 facts: It's a number that the Reagans didn't want as an address when they moved out of the White House in 1989 to the Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air. So they changed their address from 666 St. Cloud Road to 668. In 1980, a TV host and others rigged the number 666 to come up in a Pennsylvania lottery drawing. It's a number that is part of every UPC barcode on groceries (a coincidence according to the code's inventor). With biblical coding, 666 also is the number for the WWW of the World Wide Web. Heh heh heh.
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