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666 ~ just a number ? :-) or an evil ? :-(

  1. Shaul Stein profile image54
    Shaul Steinposted 8 years ago

    Well ???

    1. auntiebree profile image55
      auntiebreeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      accorcing to the bible it is the mark of the beast (Satan).
          I dont like to see the number.  I knew someone who had a phone number that ended this way, even the clerk asked him if he minded, he shrugged and she said many people would refuse that number.

    2. noserver profile image48
      noserverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      if we believe is evil then will be

  2. thranax profile image51
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    I don't think a number can be evil. I mean, I worte a hub about 69 and that isn't too far off.

    There is even a song on Guitar Hero called 666, I really don't think its evil.


  3. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 8 years ago

    I do not attach any superstitious significance to a number. I am unaware of any Bible that has only 665 pages or fewer. Ecclesiastes 3 is on page 666 of my favorite Bible.

    The 666 in the Book of Revelation has been consistently interpreted to stand for a person or for superlative imperfection. There is nothing particularly evil about the number in and of itself.

  4. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    The number 666 has never bothered me, but it did greatly amuse me once.  I was living in San Diego at the time, circa 1985, and just a couple of blocks up the street (toward the "main drag") from my apartment, two streets angled together in such a way as to make a rather triangular lot at the apex.

    On that lot, the address was, yup, "666".  The lone building at that address was, yup, a fundamentalist Christian church. 

    There's no punch line; that's pretty  much the entire (entirely true) story.

  5. vancouver profile image39
    vancouverposted 8 years ago

    I think its a lucky number for some people. As for symbolism ive read satanists like it. wink

  6. imadork profile image81
    imadorkposted 8 years ago

    Nothing but a number.

    1. andromida profile image61
      andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also think so.

  7. sabrebIade profile image61
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    Didnt someone suggest a few years ago that the actually number of the beast was 616?

    From Wikipedia ( I know, I know...it's Wikipedia but still...)
    " 616 ("six hundred and sixteen", or "six hundred sixteen" in American English) is believed by some Christians to have been the original Number of the Beast in the Book of Revelation in the Christian Bible. Different early versions of the Book of Revelation gave different numbers, and 666 had been widely accepted as the original number. In 2005, however, a fragment of papyrus 115 was revealed, containing the earliest known version of that part of the Book of Revelation discussing the Number of the Beast. It gave the number as 616, suggesting that this may have been the original."

    So does that mess all the Devil Worshipers up?
    Have they been dialing the wrong number all these years?
    Maybe THAT'S why they haven't been able to take over the world yet.
    It would be like calling 411 instead of 911.

  8. bethziemer profile image52
    bethziemerposted 8 years ago

    what a speculation, for a number such as 666, to be given any sort of power, just like in any thought, that if you believe something to be so, it will be. If you are to believe that the number 666 is an evil number, so this would make it so.

    I myself see it as a number, something that can be added, subtracted and calculated. For all speculation it is a number.

  9. Onusonus profile image81
    Onusonusposted 8 years ago

    667; neighbor to the beast.......

  10. Steve R McDowell profile image57
    Steve R McDowellposted 8 years ago

    A number is a number.  However, since there is essentially a stigma around the number, it can be used as a symbol for evil in things like books, movies, and video games.  But, if you believe that page 666 in a book is truly evil only because it's page 666, then that's rather silly.  It's an arbitrary number, and it cannot hold any power over you that you don't personally give to it.

    I do like making jokes about it, though.  "Ooooh... you have 666 posts!  You're evil!  Just don't make another post so you can stay that way..."