posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:45 PM
I put this in general chit chat because I don't really want it to sound "evil" under the religion forums and it doesn't seem like what I have to
say would belong in that section.
What does everyone think about the number 666? It's just a number, right? That's always been my opinion.
Before I say what I have to say I'll offer a short explanation of my views on religion so nobody will get the wrong idea. I consider myself to be
agnostic, although those around me think of me as an Atheist, I don't see myself as such. I live in an area of eastern Tennessee that is very
Christian, many call it bible belt. I wont lie, those kinds of people annoy me a lot. I have no problem with religious people but extremists just get
under my skin, especially those who believe their hatred is somehow supported by their books when in most cases it isn't. My father believed that he
could beat religion into me as a child and I did read the Christian old testament, some really big old looking one that my dad said has been passed
down in his family and a regular new testament. Growing up I hated Christians because of all of the hatred I seen around me and because of one of the
ways that I interpreted those books when I read them, the older one seemed awfully "evil" in my opinion. I actually wanted to see people claiming to
be Christians suffer because that's how most of them seemed to feel about anyone who didn't fall under the exact same beliefs as them, beliefs that
to me seemed very misguided if you will, so I felt that they deserved to suffer for being such cruel people. That was my teenage years though and now
as a young adult my views have changed, I no longer "hate" all Christians, just the stupid ones.
Anyway enough about that stuff for now and back to the supposed "number of the beast." I've always felt like people put WAAAAY too much into a
simple number, I mean it' just a freakin number. Do any of buy that crap about "lucky numbers"? Some people have a number they claim to be their
lucky number. I don't know my stance on lucky numbers, or luck for that matter. I mean it doesn't seem to make much sense that someone could have a
"lucky number" to me but I don't rule it out either. So with that being said, all I can say is that if "lucky numbers" are real, mine must be
I always did like the number as a child, mostly because it p!$$ed so many people around here off, or at least that's why I think I liked the number
so much. When I was around 10 I started getting into poker, mostly just played texas hold em. I've always been very interested in math and science so
I tried to mentally keep track of what hands seemed to be the most common for me and stuff like that. I eventually noticed that I was getting more
three of a kinds than just about anything else, the majority of which were three 6s. The thing is, while I have lost hands with three of a kind, I
have yet to this day ever lose a hand with three 6s, I have folded because it seemed like the wisest decision at the time but even then as far back as
I can remember I would have won the hand with my 6s if I would have kept goin. I've even won a few games with three 6s. I have also had others I was
playing with get this hand of course and the odd thing is that I always seem to win the hand when the number comes up. So I now consider 666 to be my
lucky poker hand.
Around this time last year, after finishing my first year of college, I discovered that my gpa was still the same as it was after finishing the first
semester, which was 3.666, Why didn't they just round up to 3.67... The other day I was participating in an event in which each person would be
assigned a random number between 1 and 99999, my random number was 666, granted it was just some silly little video game tournament and that was the
method used to randomly pair us off to start. I made it to the end where I faced a good friend for the winners spot and the other participants voted
that we use random characters in that final round vs each other. Well that friend got lucky and got his preferred character, he is already better than
me at that particular game. I got a character I don't much care for and in my opinion really suck at using but I still managed to beat him and win
So I've been thinking about posting something here and seeing what you guys think about it ever since that night. Is this all just a bunch of
coincidence, pretty crazy if it is. Or is the number 666 my lucky number? What if it is my lucky number? Is that good, bad, or just what it is? So
there you have it, the number of the beast, am I the beast? If so I guess you guys got pretty lucky cause the beast really isn't that bad of a guy
I am very interested to see how some of you interpret this so please do so. I'm just really curious why a totally random number that I've always
felt was kinda cool just because people who I thought put way too much into a simple number get angry, frustrated, or scared when they see it, seems
to be my luckiest number if there is such a thing.