Kentucky Teen Withdrawals From Sport Competition Rather Than Wear Bib Number “666”

220px-The_number_of_the_beast_is_666_Philadelphia,_Rosenbach_Museum_and_LibraryWe have previously seen employees give up their jobs over the purely coincidental use of the number “666” on standard employment forms. Now a Kentucky teenager Codie Thacker has withdrawn from a regional cross country race because she was randomly generated a bib number of “666.” It raises the question again whether companies or schools or events should accommodate such objections.

After Thacker objected, Kentucky High School Athletic Association officials said that they would not change the number. She insists that the bib left her no choice and “I didn’t want to risk my relationship with God and try to take that number.”

It seems that this number will continue to generate litigation and controversies. We even saw the sign of the beast controversy arise at a law school.

This biblical passage has also led to problems when 666 appears on papers or in conversation for some Christians.

Yet the basis for the claim involving 666 is pretty shaky. many scholars believe the actual number is 616, not 666. It turns out that 666 may be the ancient equivalent to a typo. Papyrus 115 is a fragmented piece of papyrus that dates back to the 3rd century and was not translated until the 20th century. Researchers were surprised to see that the papyrus included “616” as the sign of the Beast. If true, the Beast was the worker who received his or her W-2 50 workers before Hyatt was likely already wearing the number and lost his soul 50 days before Slonopas (It is just like the Beast to finger another worker while he or she laughs her way to the mailbox to send in a tax check).

Here are the more often read passages:

Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (666)

Many events have hard and fast rules against changes numbers to avoid countless requests based on superstition or just low grade numerology. Yet, even if questionable from a theological standpoint, many believe that this number is evil and an affront to God. Should such views be accommodated by events and schools in your view.

30 thoughts on “Kentucky Teen Withdrawals From Sport Competition Rather Than Wear Bib Number “666””

  1. @ mike s I STATE AGAIN I DONT BLAME ALL JEWS just those part of the elite bs of trying to enslave the people. and as far as whether you care what i think or not.. hahahah so be it. just as my opinion doesnt pay your bills neither does yours mines. so feel how you choose… it doesnt make or break me…

    NO JEWS in my history. or family tree. though 2 of my closest friends are jews and they know what i know. they are how and why i got my knowledge. so like you i DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHAT YOU THINK. and from here on we do not need to have anymore contact with one another… i’ve respected your knowledge and opinions for many a year but i will NOT BE DISRESPECTED BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE ON THIS BLOG. ..

    oh and for the record i dont hate anyone…. but i do dislike people like you and juliet who think your opinions are the only ones that count… HEHEHE NOT IN MY WORLD. because i have some very good stories of so called orthodox jews being the best customers i had back in my drug dealing days….. adios…

  2. “Don’t accomodate religious stupidity. If the kid is dumb enough to believe such tripe, then he shouldn’t be going to school in the first place. Let him have homeschooling”

    1. RTC: Simply having the snakes is illegal in Tennessee. I don’t know all the details, but he has a court appearance on November 15th.

    2. RTC: Hamblin uses rattlers, cottonmouths and copperheads in his services. If you get a chance, you should watch Snake Salvation. It’s riveting.

  3. Some years ago, from curiosity, I took a course on the biblical book of Revelation taught by a real theologian. It turns out that the future events playbook beloved of fundamentalist pastors and eschatological Christians is only one of several competing views of the book, and not the most compelling from a scholarly standpoint. It’s just the one that gets the most public attention – whether it’s Nostradamus or Revelation, people want to believe the future has been foretold. The other views of Revelation treat it as an allegory or even a ‘secret’ history of past events within the Roman Empire. ‘666’ could also refer to the initials of a certain Roman official dead for millennia. I say, humor her and give her 667.

  4. Mike, you’re a very thoughtful guy and willing to see both sides of an issue. . Now do you honestly believe that there was a strategic military decision on the part of the surrounding Arab states and agreed to by the Arab populations (who are not known for having a single unifying policy) that all Arabs should abandon their homes in order to clear the military field and that not one Israeli unit forced any Arabs out of their villages?

    Of course the Robin craziness is just crap.

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