Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Happy 6-6-6!


Just wanted to wish you all a happy 6/6/6.

If you're worried about bad things happening today, you might feel a little bit better if I let you in on a little DaVinci-code type secret: The number of the beast is really 616, and we got through January just fine.

As an interesting side note, I think this papyrus was found after Southern Hills church of Christ changed their address from 666 Buffalo Gap Rd. Oh, the waste of letterhead!

19 comments:

homo escapeons said...

Oh sh*t! If Nero is out I'm screwed.
I guess Karl Rove is out?
Tom DeLay? Hitler? Stalin?
616? How about 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
I have always assumed that all of the number of man imitating god (6 and 3)crapola was going to last forever or atleast until Damien established his world order.
616? Somebody had better phone Jack Van Skimpy...I nominate you!

Matthew said...

Well, Hitler and Stalin are probably out 'cause they're dead.

I'd still put money on Tom DeLay, though.

And *no*, I will not call Jack Van Skimpy.

No.

homo escapeons said...

What if this is the New World Order and Nero was the AntiChrist?
Maybe all of the real Christians were raptured? What if THIS is the Tribulation and it has lasted 2000 years?
What if John didn't have a clue what Daniel was talking about?

A. Lo said...

Wouldn't 6/1/6 be June 1st?

Matthew said...

a-lo said:
Wouldn't 6/1/6 be June 1st?

Depends on how you write your dates. If you're European, or, as in my case, if your boss is former military, you probably write your dates d/m/y and not m/d/y.

Either way, we're safe.

Darius said...

Shoot - that would have been great stationary!

Guess there's no 666 area code or we would have heard about it when the earthquakes and hurricanes hit...

scoots said...

Has anyone else here ever apologized before leading "I Am Thine, O Lord" (#666 in SFP) at church?

gautami tripathy said...

What number is George Bush?

Matthew said...

gautami tripathy said...
What number is George Bush?

Dubya's not bright enough to be 666. I think I'd have to vote for making him number "zero".

Matthew said...

scoots said...
Has anyone else here ever apologized before leading "I Am Thine, O Lord" (#666 in SFP) at church?

I haven't, but I'll have to do so from now on. Also number 616, whatever it might be.

Now I'm kind of curious. Anybody got a copy of SFP?

scoots said...

616 in SFP is "The Way of the Cross."

I've never heard it before, but it's one of those forgettable hymns from the early 1900's with three verses that all say the same thing, and a chorus that repeats the hymn's title 3 times, interspersed with "it is sweet to know, as I onward go...".

As much as I love hymns, I'm always amazed that there are ones like this that get mixed in. Oh well, it's probably somebody's favorite.

Samuel said...

Did not Martin Luther write: "I am much freer now that I know the Pope is the Antichrist"?

Matthew said...

scoots said:
616 in SFP is "The Way of the Cross."

Ah, yes. I believe the first verse says something about it being "sweet to walk in the blood-sprinkled way". Yuck. I guess you have to make the best of it when there's "no other way but this."

Neither Trent or Seth said...
Did not Martin Luther write...

So Not-Trent Not-Seth, is your profile image a flying space Bible? 'Cause if it is, that would make a great sci-fi series.

life_of_bryan said...

It is sweet to know as I onward go....the way of the cross leads home? Is that it?
Very campy, resolved major chords and the like?

Is there a special section of heaven for people who know what 728b is (kinda like the early bird special at Luby's)?

Samuel said...
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Samuel said...

Never thought of my profile picture as a flying space Bible before... It is if you want it to be. I now can picture myself as the first missionary outer space! Sweet...
Samuel (Not-Trent Not-Seth)

Matthew said...

Samuel said:
I now can picture myself as the first missionary outer space!

So who do you try to convert if you're a space missionary?

FrenchExpat said...
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Samuel said...

I will just look straight ahead, cruising space on board my space ship, space Bible in hand. Anyhoo, I got to the grocery store on 6/6/2006, and the check out boy looked at me and smiled: "It'll be £6.66".

Now I may be the Antichrist... I guess I'll try and sell the receipt on eBay.

When's the next post, Matthew?