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NightLad
6/2/2006 8:22:02 AM
Iíd think that most Christians who fear 6/6/06 as mentioned in their Book of Revelations would be far more concerned with the fact that America is not mentioned in that book. NotÖ once.


Iím looking forward to 6/6/06 because ďThe OmenĒ remake comes out. Normally I donít like movies of that nature but as it happens Iím going with a couple of friends I have not seen in a very long time. Yay!
themarirev
6/2/2006 8:19:19 AM
The only worry should be the producers over ratings at the box offices. What is it with religious zealots? PUH-LEEZE!

Rev
stoneyage
6/2/2006 6:40:20 AM
The 666 is just symbolic of human nature with all its flaws. The translation reads: "...for it is the number of a man...". Did the original text have an indefinite article? Man was supposed to have been created on the sixth day as well.

The Bible is full of symbolisms; the trick is to find the key to the symbols...
revinpitts
6/2/2006 5:48:37 AM
Well, as it happens, my religion doesn't predict anything especially bad happening on 6/6/06, either, and I'm a Christian.

The number 666 in Revelation was a numerical code for the name of the brutal emperor Nero. The book was written using the lurid symbolism it employs as a way of covertly communicating in a hostile empire that was persecuting the Christians. The number never had anything to do with a date.

Divorced from its original cultural context, most people don't understand it and treat it like a knd of Rorshach test. They see whatever the wish to see in it.
Runecaster95
6/2/2006 4:32:26 AM
"Once again "religion" will be shown-up for what it is, myth and superstition, and just because myth and superstition are real, it doesn't make religion real."

Err...my religion doesn't say anything bad is going to happen on 06/06/06. Superstitious people are the ones who are saying that. This 'kiddie' isn't worried.
Daldianus
6/2/2006 4:22:25 AM
Revelations is a joke and funny to read.
YahyaBergum
6/2/2006 2:56:17 AM
Revelations 13:16-17 seems to be referring to an insignia. Whereas Revelations 13:18 seems to be referring to a discrete number of units, servants, a monopoly of sorts on cellular telephone channels, clones of an especially proficient commando turned bounty hunter or what have you. 13:18 does not seem to be referring to an insignia, a random number used for identification purposes, or a numeric representation of a particular month, day and year on the Gregorian calendar implemented some fifteen hundred years after the verse was revealed.
mlyons619
6/2/2006 2:25:47 AM
Religion based on fear?

LOL

If you belong to another religion, one of two things will happen:

(1) Nothing.

(2) The prophesies of Revelations, at which time you'll find out just how wrong you NOT to be a Christian.

I'm sure you're banking on (1), especially of you are as secure in your faith as I am in mine. Your statement that there are more than one religion - and that is very true. How many of them, however, are the CORRECT religion?

Maybe yours is, which means all this 6-6-06 stuff is just hokum.

Then again, maybe mine is, at which time you're in deep kimchee, and you are running out of time to fix the matter with God.

But FEAR? I'm not afraid at all. I am, as i said earlier prepared for BOTH eventualities, and I have NO fear. If there is any fear it is YOURS...
Daldianus
6/2/2006 2:04:16 AM
Oh my God! The sky is falling!
dangerouschristian
6/2/2006 12:02:05 AM
This movie is so doctrinally of-kilter it's hilarious!

In the Bible, neither Jesus, Paul, or the apostles speak of an antichrist. In fact, the only use of "antichrist" refers to one who denies the deity of Christ (sounds like a whole lotta Christians). Plus, the Book of Revelation is a poor study to go by when it mentions "the Beast" (another name for the AC).

You know what I plan to do on 6/6/06? Get up, go to work, and live my life the way God wants me to. Like Jesus said, we need to quit "straining at gnats and swallowing camels" when it comes to this stuff. Following Jesus' example will go further in the end!

Peace.

nnmns
6/1/2006 11:52:40 PM
mylon, there are a lot more options than two.

And you seem to be urging religion based on fear, but the brave folks who think like that and who believe in a Satan-like figure might want to hedge their bets. After all, some people (and companies) contribute to both parties.

Satan is presumably a lot smarter than us and if the winner were really determined such a critter wouldn't play.

So if you are indeed pushing religion based on fear, remember there are more religions than one.
mlyons619
6/1/2006 11:33:17 PM
One of two things will happen.

1) The events of Revelations will unfold which will ultimately lead to God estabhing His kingdom on Earth;

or

2) Nothing will happen.

I am prepared for either eventuality. Are you?

In Christ,

Mark
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