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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

So what are your plans for 06/06/06?

An interesting calendar year. Earlier in the year we had 1:02 and 3 seconds AM on April 5th to create the sequence 01-02-03-04-05-06. I did not stay up for that one. Now today we have 06/06/06. Of course 666 is described in the Bible as the number of the "beast" or the antichrist. We are not quite sure what that means, but I doubt he has a birth mark forming those numbers on his head. Most think it is related to a special mark he will require of people to have on their hand or forehead in order to show allegiance or even an act of worship. Those without it will not be allowed to buy or sell food or other goods. Some think that today the antichrist will be born or conceived. It is difficult with prophecy to know the exact way things will actually occur, but that is the basics.

Some have a real fear of today. We have heard of the woman that wanted to induce her baby so it would not be born today. That would be quite a stigma, though no doubt we will seeing a rock band in a couple of decades with the lead singer dressed up in black and ghoulish with a theme relating to his being born today. Y'all come back in 20 years to see if I'm right, ok?

Others are using today's date as an excuse to celebrate and gain a little notoriety. Take Hell, Michigan. I have linked the title to a news story on this town making the most of an already notorious name. They will be having 666 parties with 666 mugs and T-shirts. The entry point to the childrens play area will have flaming "gates of hell" and many items for sale will go for $6.66. Among the wares, they will selling 1 inch square plots of land so you can buy a piece of hell.

For those curious how the town got its name, My Way offers the explanation:

According to the town's semiofficial Web site, there are two leading theories about how Hell got its name.

The first holds that a pair of German travelers stepped out of a stagecoach one sunny afternoon in the 1830s, and one said to the other, "So schoene hell" - roughly translated as, "So bright and beautiful." Their comments were overheard by some locals and the name stuck.

The second holds that George Reeves was asked after Michigan gained statehood what he thought the town he helped settle should be called, and reportedly replied, "I don't care, you can name it Hell if you want to." The name became official on Oct. 13, 1841.

Everybody have a great day.

2 Comments:

  • At 7:28 AM, Blogger FKAB said…

    Gosh - I didn't realise people were so paranoid. Makes me wonder... what happened in the year 666, or in 1666, on June 6 1906?

    It's just religious paranoia and scare mongering for all to see and laugh at.

     
  • At 8:04 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Then there is the baby I read about that was induced for 6 days, was born on 6/6/06 and weight 6 pounds and .66 ounces. The mother has named him Dameon. Hmmm. It takes all kinds.

     

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