Monday, June 05, 2006

I'm Surrounded By Retards


Moms-to-be Fret Over 6/6/06

Seattle Times: FORT WORTH, Texas — It's 2006. And June 6 is near. You got it: 6/6/06 — 666, the mark of the beast, the Antichrist. Are expectant parents aware of the evil implications? Carrie McFarland of Dallas is. "I'm going to be induced on the 4th or 5th," McFarland said. "If my doctor had offered to induce me on the 6th, I wouldn't have done it." Her trepidation over her son's birthday isn't religious. "To avoid teasing," she said.

No doubt, the 6/6/06 babies — and their parents — are in for some ribbing. "I refuse to give birth on that date," said Bethany Morian of Weatherford, Texas. "I'll cross my legs and watch the clock."

Christian Burton of Fort Worth is awaiting his first child, a boy. "I'm a God-fearing man, and I would prefer him not to have a 666 date," Burton said. But he will not opt for his wife to induce labor to prevent birth on that date. "I'll only be concerned if he has a 666 birthmark on his head," he said.

6 Comments:

Blogger Mariana said...

I can understand a parent being worried about the teasing. You know how cruel people in general, not just children, can be. And I believe people are superstitious by nature. That sort of coincidence can mess with a kid's brain. The next time he does something bad he may get it into his head that he's evil, ergo the spawn of satan, etc. It's too complicated for them to cope.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 9:29:00 AM  
Blogger Ark said...

haha I would love to have that birthdate! Plus the idea of people being so creeped out by me that they leave me the hell alone is just awesome haha. :P

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger Dennis! said...

The funniest thing about all this hoopla is that a Bible I read in high school read something like this: "It is the number of the Beast; and its number of six hundred sixty six."[footnote]
[footnote] Some scholars translate this number as six hundred sixteen."

Yeesh, so there's a dispute as to the number of the beast? Doesn't make it all that scary anymore, in my opinion.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger aka_monty said...

I wonder how many fun-lovin' parents will name their kids born today Damien? ;)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Rene Merced Jr said...

While most manuscripts of the Bible read six-hundred-sixty-six or 666 for the Number of the Beast in Revelations 13:18, EHandler: no quick summary. Follow link. (some early manuscripts contain 616 instead. Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus quick summary:
Codex ephraemi rescriptus is an early 5th century greek manuscript of the bible, the last in the group of the four great uncial manuscripts of the greek bible...

[For more, click on this link] (5th century), EHandler: no quick summary. Follow link. (Papyrus Papyrus quick summary:
Papyrus is an early form of paper made from the pith of the papyrus plant, cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge that grows to 5 meters (15 ft) in height...

[For more, click on this link] 115 (3rd or 4th century), EHandler: no quick summary. Follow link. (and some copies of Irenaeus[For more info, click on this link]'s works have 616. The minuscule minuscule quick summary:
Minuscule, or lower case, is the smaller form (case) of letters (in the roman alphabet: a, b, c, ...)....

[For more info, click on this link] manuscript 2344 (11th century) identifies the Number of the Beast as 665.

In May 2005 it was reported that scholars at Oxford University University of Oxford quick summary:
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[For more info, click on this link] using advanced imaging techniques had been able to read previously illegible portions of an early (third century) version of the Book of Revelations, EHandler: no quick summary. Follow link. (part of its Oxyrhynchus Oxyrhynchus quick summary:
Oxyrhynchus (greek: ; "sharp-nosed"; ancient egyptian per-medjed; modern arabic el-bahnasa) is an...

[Click link for more facts about this topic] collection of papyri Papyrus quick summary:
Papyrus is an early form of paper made from the pith of the papyrus plant, cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge that grows to 5 meters (15 ft) in height...

[Click link for more facts about this topic]. The fragment suggested that the earliest Number of the Beast was 616. Scholars now believe the number in question has very little to do the devil. It was actually a complicated numerical riddle in Greek, EHandler: no quick summary. Follow link. (meant to represent someone's name. "It's a number puzzle -- the majority opinion seems to be that it refers to [the Roman emperor] Nero." (*)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

I think it's all a load of superstitious corncobbery. Seriously, today's kids can barely string together a cohesive sentence, much less put two and two together to "tease" some kid about their birthday. Puhlease. Especially by the time the kid is old enough to begin being teased. Besides, how many kids' birthdates from school do YOU remember? Stupidity among Americans is at an all-time high and a lot of it can be directly linked to superstitious religious shit like this.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 10:26:00 PM  

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