666 DiceA fundamentalist Christian in Georgia is suing the company that fired him because he refused to wear a sticker with the number “666” on it. The AP reports via the Washington Post On Faith blog on this metaphysical lunacy (WebCite cached article):

A Georgia factory worker claims in a federal lawsuit that he was fired after he refused to wear a ‘666’ sticker he feared would doom him to eternal damnation.

Billy E. Hyatt claims he was fired from Pliant Corp., a plastics factory in northern Georgia near Dalton, after he refused to wear a sticker proclaiming that his factory had been accident-free for 666 days. That number is considered the “mark of the beast” in the Bible’s Book of Revelation describing the apocalypse.

Hyatt, who said he’s a devout Christian, had worked for the north Georgia plastics company since June 2007 and like other employees wore stickers each day that proclaimed how long the factory had gone without an accident.

Most of us would consider 666 accident-free days in a plant to be a good thing, not a bad one, but Hyatt’s metaphysical beliefs don’t permit that kind of a rational conclusion.

CNN also offers this video report on Hyatt and his lawsuit:

Note about this interview: The reporter refers to the final book of the New Testament as “Revelations,” but that’s not its name. It’s “Revelation.” Singular. Just one “revelation,” not many “revelations.” This is a common mistake, but many people make it nonetheless.

Two more observations about the video: About the 0:55 mark, Hyatt claims “it’s not just a sticker.” Unfortunately for him, the truth of the matter is that it most assuredly is “just a sticker,” and nothing he says about it can ever make it anything other than “just a sticker.”

Also, Hyatt apparently imagines himself a martyr for Jesus. Around the 1:18 mark — right near the the end of the piece — he says:

“One of these days, I know I’m going to lose my life for not wanting to accept the Mark of the Beast.”

That’s right, folks … the guy actually fantasizes about being martyred. Who says the age-old Christian persecution complex isn’t alive and well, and living in Dalton, GA?

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  • David

    Revelation 13 is tied into john 21:11-153, the 7 heads and 10 horns is from the date 7 10 1953 derived from 217×9=1953 and the mathematical qualities of the triangular number 153. For example 17×9=153, 17 in ancient languages is 7 and 10, Jesus was born in 7BC 10 9th day, 117×9=1053 is 1053 and the year that King David was born as King David was reincarnated as Jesus Christ and that is why the New Testament was allowed to be joined to the Old Testament 666 is the second triangular number in the bible. The number 666 was used as Jesus Christ was born on 66.6 when lat.+long. of Bethlehem is used. Secondly in March of 33AD Jesus was crucified on 66.6, again Lat. + Long.added together of that area of Jerusalem. The third reason is Saint Peter was executed on the 6th month of 66AD, thus it was used as a date. The end time Satan is born on 60.66 and is derived from this Revelation = One Evil Rat or Mithra =him Rat. The number 265 is also associated with 153.

    • It's easy to pluck lots of numbers out of any given ancient text and then produce some claim based on those numbers. Whether or not what you produce has any validity, is another matter entirely. For instance, you could probably use this verse to determine that I had french toast for breakfast this past Saturday. Of what possible value would that be — especially if it's not true?

      Pardon me for not being impressed by this exercise in cherry-picking and hyperinterpretation.