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May 09, 2005

Dang!

barcode.jpgNow we're going to have to re-design UPC! I hate when this happens... Can't you people just decide once and for all what the Number of the Beast is supposed to be?

This article from Canada's National Post explains:

Beast's real mark devalued to '616'
Chris Wattie
National Post
May 4, 2005

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.

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.

Posted by joke du jour at May 9, 2005 08:00 PM

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