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Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

Posted May 11, '14 at 3:42am

SportShark

SportShark

1,175 posts

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear and superstition of the number 666 which is supposedly linked to Satan and Doomsday. Is your standing "It couldn't hurt to avoid this number" or "That's ridiculous, It's just a number"?

 

Posted May 11, '14 at 4:10am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

9,475 posts

If I had a fear of any numbers, I couldn't be an accountant. So the latter.

 

Posted May 11, '14 at 4:12am

Kasic

Kasic

5,746 posts

Not being religious or superstitious, it does not matter to me. I will remark to myself about various numbers if they have patterns or significance in other contexts, but I won't place any meaning in them.

 

Posted May 11, '14 at 4:25am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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Posted May 11, '14 at 4:38am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,795 posts

Knight

You don't listen to Iron Maiden, do you? ^^

My stand is, don't rub it into the face of superstitious people (basic rules of respect for others), but personally I have nothing for or against this number. If it's sung in the refrain of one of my favourite song, I'll gladly sing along.

 

Posted May 11, '14 at 5:10am

09philj

09philj

2,681 posts

There should be no fear of 666 because of it's satanic connotations, as the actual number is 616. Also, it's just superstition.

 

Posted May 11, '14 at 5:23am

DrElmer

DrElmer

550 posts

If 666 had a knife and was running after me, maybe I would have a reason to fear it, but all it does is sit on paper without doing a thing. I would have a greater reason to fear wind-up chattering teeth. They could bite me and it would hurt for half a second, which is more than a silly number could do.

 

Posted May 11, '14 at 2:53pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

3,175 posts

The Book of Revelation describes the mark of the beast which will be placed upon the hand (or head, can't remember) of his subjects. The beast is considered to be Satan and the number is a strong symbol of him.

I don't know if it specifically mentioned 666/616 though.

Fun Fact: The number of the mainstream Marvel Universe is Earth-616

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted May 11, '14 at 3:04pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,798 posts

Knight

The number is mentioned in Revelation 13:18. Different versions of the bible used different numbers, with 666 believed to be the original. However in 2005 we found an even earlier copy which used 616 suggesting that was the original number used.

 

Posted May 12, '14 at 4:32pm

MoonFairy

MoonFairy

3,421 posts

My old house phone number started with 666. I see no problem with it. My mom is extremely religious, and even she had no problem with it. It is just a number on its own, it isn't unless people starting doing things with it does it become a problem.

 
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