It’s official. Today is the day of Satan. I was pretty skeptical at first but kept an open mind. The number 666 is after all, Biblical. So June 6, 2006 must carry with it some sort of evil plan, right? Well, it did and I am not happy about it. The Devil waited patiently for millennia to strike. He carefully conceived his evil plot and on this day of 2006, he leapt from the dark depths and swiped with his powerful talons…my air conditioner.
Yep. He broke my air conditioning unit on a day we are expecting temperatures in the high 90’s. I am without words. Damn Devil.
Ok…now that I have that off my chest, lets examine this day or more importantly this number a bit better. I read an article yesterday that talked about it in pretty good, yet secular detail. One of the quotes from a minister of all people stated that he (Mr. Minister) did not understand why people get so wrapped up in this number.
Well, hey…I am not predicting today will be the end of all time or anything but come on? This number IS significant. It IS in the Bible in a very specific place – Revelations. You know the Book that talks about the 2nd coming, the destruction and tribulation of our world, the war to end all wars between good and evil? Maybe that is why folks are a little anxious, a little edgy, and cautiously observing the events of today. If my AC unit is any indicator, we are likely in for it!
The problem is that we don’t know the significance of the number or how it is applied. Any theories about it (and there are some very good ones out there) are just speculative at best. People have associated that number with the names of presidents (Dubya included), popes, and dictators for centuries. What I think is interesting is that Biblical calculations make the earths age to be more like 6000 years old, rather than millions of years old. So essentially we are not only looking at the sixth day of the sixth month but the sixth year of what might be argued, the sixth millennia. Granted, there is no Biblical reference to four 6’s, just three. So my speculation is just in fun. Some think that bar codes hold some value in the 666 scheme since that number is actually encoded in every bar. Even more think that the World Wide Web has a major role or just technology in general. In other words, the Anti-Christ is technology, not an actual person. I am in the camp that believes in an actual person, with an actual end of world scenario. Do I think that day is today? No.
Could we have something crazy happen today other than my air conditioning? Stay tuned. I am on the lookout.