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'666' Shows Up on 'Passion' Movie Tickets

 

Monday, March 01, 2004

 

 

 

ROME, Ga. ? Tickets at one movie theater screening Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" are being deemed decidedly unholy.

 

The number 666, which many Christians recognize as the "mark of the beast," is appearing on movie tickets for Gibson's film at a Georgia theater, drawing complaints from some moviegoers.

 

The machine that prints tickets assigned the number 666 as a prefix on all the tickets for the film, said Gary Smith, owner of the Movies at Berry Square (search) in northwest Georgia. The 666 begins a series of numbers that are listed below the name of the movie, the date, time and price.

 

"It's from our computer and it's absolutely a coincidence," Smith said. "It has nothing to do with the film company or any vendor. It's completely in our computer."

 

In the Bible, the book of Revelation (search) says 666 is the "number of the beast," usually interpreted as Satan or the Antichrist.

 

Several patrons have made comments about the numbers, and one person who was uncomfortable having 666 on her ticket asked for a pass to be substituted for a ticket.

 

"A lot of people have asked what the numbers mean, some said it seemed odd, some said it was inappropriate," said theater employee Erica Diaz.

 

The movie, which opened Wednesday, is a bloody depiction of Christ's final hours and crucifixion.

 

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I wonder why happen when year 666 came around. :shifty

check this out.

 

read on if this stuff interests you... at least look at the last few sentences.

 

from http://www.hinz-data.de/christian/en666.html :

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Some Solutions for the Old 666-Mystery

The following is written in the Bible in the Apokalypsis of Iohannes,

Chap. 13 Verse 18:

"Here is the wisdom. He who hath understanding may reckon the number

of the beast, for it is a human number, and its number is six hundred sixty-six."

This mystery surely has inspired quite a lot of people to think and

to investigate. I have stumbled over two different solutions within half

a year, and they seem so simple to me that I can hardly understand why

no one else has found them before (or is it that they have been found but

kept as a secret ?).

In medias res: At first, I want to explain something concerning the

two solutions. The solutions themselves can be found in the table below.

1st Solution :

The first solution is based on the ancient Olympiad counting.

Today, we call the (sporting ?) event Olympiad, but in ancient times

it were rather the times between two events that were called Olympiads.

In the year 776 B.C. the first games took place, so this was the beginning

of the first Olympiad. It ended four years later, when the second one began

and so on.

Actually, it didn't just go on like that, because the change of the

time - from B.C. to A.D. - raises some sort of singularity. As anyone can

understand, the 194th Olympiad began 4 B.C., but it ended in the year 1

A.D., because there has never been a year "zero". - The simplest explanation

for those who tend to not believe it: Our calendar has been installed in

the year 531 A.D., but the number "zero" has been brought to us by Arabian

scientists many years later. Before that time, the number "zero" didn't

exist in people's mathematics nor in their consciousness. Every chronology

starts with the year "one".

In the table below "Nb" will be used for the numbers of the Olympiads

B.C., "Na" for the Olympiads A.D., i.e. starting with 195.

2nd Solution:

This solution, too, is based on a chronology, but on one that has never

been officially used, as far as I know. and that is the chronology of the

Julian Calendar. Here, I don't mean the shaping of the years, but the time

of it being effective. Reforming the calendar had become necessary, because

the beginning of the year had shifted more and more (several months already).

So it happened in the year 46 B.C. by order of the very Caesar some "leap

months" were inserted to restore the original year and after that, starting

with 45 B.C., we had the "new" Julian Calendar. So, the year 45 B.C. actually

is the year "one" of the Julian Calendar. Calculating from here to the

year 666 of the Julain Caendar is quite simple for those with mathematical

proficiency, for the others I have made it obvious in the second part of

the table below.

I used "Yb" in the table for the years B.C (i.e. 1-45), and "Ya" for

the years A.D. (starting with 46).

 

 

 

1st Solution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. of the Olympiad

 

Beginning

 

End

 

 

 

1

 

776 B.C.

 

772 B.C.

 

 

 

2

 

772 B.C.

 

768 B.C.

 

 

 

...

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

Nb (Before Christ)

 

780-(4*Nb) B.C.

 

 776-(4*Nb) B.C.

 

 

 

...

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

193

 

8 B.C.

 

4 B.C.

 

 

 

194

 

4 B.C.

 

1 A.D. (->Text above)

 

 

 

195

 

1 A.D.

 

5 A.D.

 

 

 

196

 

5 A.D.

 

9 A.D.

 

 

 

...

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

Na (After Christ's birth)

 

1+((Na-195)*4) A.D.

 

1+((Na-194)*4) A.D.

 

 

 

...

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

665

 

1881 A.D.

 

1885 A.D.

 

 

 

666

 

1885 A.D.

 

1889 A.D. !!!

 

 

 

...

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

694

 

1997 A.D.

 

2001 A.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Solution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Julian" Year

 

"Christian" Year

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

45 B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

44 B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

 

 

Yb

 

46-Yb B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

 

 

45

 

1 B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

46

 

1 A.D. (-> Text above)

 

 

 

 

 

47

 

2. A.D.

 

 

 

 

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

 

 

Ya

 

Ya-45 A.D.

 

 

 

 

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

 

 

666

 

621 A.D.

 

 

 

 

 

667

 

622 A.D.

 

 

 

 

 

As anyone can see and understand, the end of the 666th Olympiad was

in 1889, and as anyone is able to read in a history book, 1889 was the

year when Adolf Hitler was born (Didn't we all know it already ?).

At the end of the year 666 of "Julian time", there was the beginning

of the year 622 A.D., which was the year when the founder of the Islam,

Mohammed, settled from Mekka to Medina, and this is the year "one" of the

Islamic calendar, so calculating the Islamic year (Yi) from the "Julian"

year (Yj) is: Yi = Yj - 666

If you want to know, which of the two solutions is more probable (or

even true?), try and find out yourself...

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Guest Juanky

Always fun stuff when Biblic prophecies come true. The most important one is still debated (though I believe it to have come true).

 

I saw a show a couple months back on the discovery channel that put out the possibility that the mark of the beast was not really 666 but 616, and it had been lost in translation. This was all based on the theory of the Book of Revelations being nothing more than code for the early Christians regarding the Romans. It makes sense if you believe this theory, because 666 is the mark of Nero (through number association of the language). However, 616 would be the mark of Caligula. Which, in historical context, would make more sense, because Caligula is known for being the most brutal of all the Roman emperors towards the Catholic people.

 

However, I don't really buy the code theory too much. Just something fun to throw out there.

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