Monday, June 05, 2006


Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is a fear found in the Western Christian world, which originates in the belief that the Biblical verse, Revelation 13:18, indicates that the number 666 is linked to Satan or the Anti-Christ. Outside the Christian faith, the phobia has been further popularized as a motif in various horror films.

Now, in June 2006, several are taking the opportunity of Tuesday's date (06-06-06) as a marketing ploy:
  • The Omen will open in theaters on this date. This is one movie you can count me OUT of seeing. No way, no how! Not superstitious or anything - just too easily freaked out with stuff like this.
  • Tim LaHaye's new book on the Rapture to be released on this date.
  • Ann Coulter's new book "Godless" will be released on this date.
I guess everyone thinks that God is stuck with using the Gregorian calendar which is based on an incorrect understanding of the birth of Christ (or, if you really must - the beginning of the Common Era. Ha!).

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