Satanists, apocalypse watchers and heavy metal guitarists may have to adjust their demonic numerology after a recently deciphered ancient biblical text revealed that 666 is not the fabled Number of the Beast after all.As always, read the whole thing.
A fragment from the oldest surviving copy of the New Testament, dating to the Third century, gives the more mundane 616 as the mark of the Antichrist.
I'm not saying that I believe the main story here, just that it's interesting. The only reason I bring this up is because my cell phone number has had a 616 in it for the entire time I've been a celluar customer--nearly 10 years now. That could possibly explain the somewhat possessed behavior of my old phone a little over a year ago.
Oh, and it also dilutes the little joke from when my sister was in high school: she dated a guy whose license plates had the number 666, and he was a minister's son!
This post has staying Power: Believe it or not, people are still commenting on last week's Tower of Power post. The most interesting thing so far is a back-and-forth between me and an anonymous commenter who has thus far declined to uncloak. I'm not yet at the point of disabling anonymous comments, but I know plenty of people who have. If you're a fellow blogger, what are your reasons for allowing or disallowing them?