Saturday, September 24, 2011

Overheard at Work

Spoken with complete sincerity:

[Sally]: 666 is the devil’s number.
[Mary]: No, 999 is the devil’s number.
[Sally]: No, it’s not. 666 is the devil’s number.
[Third person jumps in]: It’s 666. As many Christians as there are in my family....
[Mary]: No, the number is 999. It’s 3 sixes upside down.
[Mary]:Look, I’m a Christian....

The matter was finally decided with a phone call to a family member. This family member’s answer happened to be at odds with the source text for our society’s apprehension, fun and wonder of the number 666: Revelation 13:18; Revelation 20:10.

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