05 May 2005


Via wicked Warren Ellis I learn that recent textual scholarship reveals that the Number of the Beast from Revealation was originally 616. The best part of the little UK Independent article I linked: Magister Peter Gilmore of the Church o' Satan, heir to crafty Anton LaVey's throne, saying
By using 666 we're using something that the Christians fear. Mind you, if they do switch to 616 being the number of the beast then we'll start using that.
And since you're undoubtedly wondering, I looked up the 616 area code. It refers to that latter-day Sodom and Gomorrah of .... southwest Michigan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And 666 is AC for Gresham, Oregon -- another hotbed!

Hope you have a sublime weekend.