Dear Urban Legends:
Bill Gates is NOT the Antichrist, compared to someone on welfare he's RICH, compared to real wealth less than avaerage. Bill Gates is not powerful just being used by Satan like many good people in the world.
The Antichrist is a person of great magic and tricks, power and authority to world governments, the real Antichrist will show power by eliminating people such as Mr. Gate to gain the respect of the world. (many will say "Anyone who could distroy a power like Microsoft must be Greater than GOD) The Antichrist will cause great and small to take the mark of the beast will mean:
THOSE WHO TAKE THE MARK WILL DIE AND BE WITH SATAN...... THOSE WHO DO NOT WILL LOOSE THEIR LIFE AND BE WITH JESUS. BOTH WAYS LIFE WILL NOT CONTINUE THE WAY WE KNOW IT. ANY ONE WHO DOES NOT KNOW JESUS CHRIST BETTER SAY "jESUS cOME INTO MY LIFE NOW AND SAVE ME FROM THE ANTICHRIST AND LEAD ME YOUR WAY"
ASK HIM TO COME INTO MY LIFE !!!NOW!!!
I don't know if anyone ever showed you how to use the Caps Lock button on your keyboard. Did you know that if you depress it a second time it will stop making all those big letters?
Just a suggestion.
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Dear Urban Legends:
I read the article you have posted on Bill Gates and I found it humorous, but pretty sick given the fact that someone is labeling him Mr. Evil Incarnate Himself, whose only lot in all eternity will be to burn in Hell. I'm sure his children really appreciate that their father is being called "the man of sin." Now, if he comes out and claims he's God then that's a different story, but to use ASCII code to interpret the Bible let's get real.
Here is something, though, that you may find of interest. The Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek. Unlike our language where numbers and letters have nothing in common, those two languages have letters that correspond to their numbering system. Using the same method of the ASCII Code/Bill Gates rendition in the article, Nero Ceasar fits the bill for the Anti-Christ since his name adds up to 666 in both Hebrew and Greek and he was a Roman Emperor who declared himself to be God, demanded worship, set Rome on fire and blamed the Christians, killed his relatives, and burned people on crucifixes, at that a real fine fellow. Poor Mr. Bill Gates put a joke in his Excel program, tsk, tsk, what an evil guy he is.
Your exegesis corresponds with the more traditional thinking on this matter (see The Catholic Encyclopedia for more in this vein).
However, like so many obscure references in the Bible, the meaning of "666" remains very much open to interpretation, with the result that Antichrist-spotting has long been a popular armchair sport in Christendom.
Mr. Gates is not the first holder of the title, nor will he be the last.
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Dear Urban Legends:
To prove that Barney is Satan:
- 1. Given the obvious:
CUTE PURPLE DINOSAUR
- 2. Now, as in the greek alphabet change all U's to V's:
CVTE PVRPLE DINOSAVR
- 3. Extract all Roman Numerals:
C V V L D I V
- 4. Convert to decimals:
100 5 5 50 500 1 5
- 5. Add them together to get:
Thanks for proving my point!
May we also conclude from these calculations that Barney the Dinosaur and Bill Gates are one and the same?
Since we don't seem to be able to escape the subject, here's more indispensable Antichrist lore currently circulating via email:
666 - Number of the Beast
668 - Neighbor of the beast
660 - Approximate number of the Beast
DCLXVI - Roman numeral of the Beast
666.0000 - Number of the High Precision Beast
0.666 - Number of the Millibeast
1/666 - Common Denominator of the Beast
666[-/(-1)] - Imaginary number of the Beast
1010011010 - Binary of the Beast
29A - Hexidecimal of the Beast
-666 - Negative number of the Beast
00666 - Zip code of the Beast
$665.95 - Retail price of the Beast
$699.25 - Price of the Beast plus 5% state sales tax
$769.95 - Price of the Beast with all accessories and replacement soul
$656.66 - Wal-Mart price of the Beast
$646.66 - Next week's Wal-Mart price of the Beast
Phillips 666 - Gasoline of the Beast
Route 666 - Way of the Beast
665 - Older brother of the Beast
667 - Younger brother of the Beast
6-6-6 - Fertilizer of the Beast
666lb cap - Weight limit of the Beast
666 F - Oven temperature for cooking roast "Beast"
666k - Retirement plan of the Beast
666 mg - Recommended Minimum Daily Requirement of Beast
6.66% - 5 year CD rate at First Beast of Hell, $666 minimum deposit
1-800-666-6666 - Toll free number of the Beast
Lotus 6-6-6 - Spreadsheet of the Beast
Word 6.66 - Word Processor of the Beast
i66686 - CPU of the Beast
666i - BMW of the Beast
666-66-6666 - Social security number of the Beast
666.AC.com - URL of the Beast
IAM 666 - License plate number of the Beast
Formula 666 - All Purpose Cleaner of the Beast
WD-666 - Spray Lubricant of the Beast
66.6 MHz - FM radio station of the Beast
666 KHz - AM Radio station of the Beast
One last thing. In case you didn't know, 1998 divided by 3 equals... that's right... 666.
Have a nice millennium!