It's just one little day out of a gazillion over human history. And it's a date that's part of only the western calendar. Entire cultures may use western dates because we do, but they don't necessarily mark life cycles by them. So why the high drama over tomorrow's date? Who's to say that Satan cares about the date on the Gregorian calendar? If you really believe in Satan, wouldn't you think he'd be evil and sneaky enough to NOT pick the exact date we're expecting?! You know, "When you least expect it; expect it." Surely Satan is better at his job than calling in advance to tell us he's coming. Why not pick Sasthi Badhrapada 6000 on the Hindu calendar, 94 years from now?! Or some such date on the Chinese calendar 1,297 years from now? And what about the truly insane concept that perhaps humans are not privy to how these things occur, if indeed they do occur? And, furthermore, aren't religious people supposed to eschew superstition?! A very pregnant woman on the local news--I kid you not--just said, "I'm a committed Christian, which is why having my baby on 666 would just not feel right." Lady, if you are a committed Christian, then no number, no date, no nothin' is going to be a match for all that faith you've been toting around. It's time to pull it out and use it, if you really actually do have it like you say you do.
Maybe it's because I have no concept of a creature that lives in hell to torture us for eternity. I just don't get it. Have your damn baby tomorrow. Ask your girlfriend to marry you tomorrow. Buy a lottery ticket tomorrow. Call your mama and tell her you love her tomorrow. Be a better man tomorrow, or, as my dad grew up being told by his teachers: "Tell the truth and shame the devil." Whatever you do, make it a day of note for all the RIGHT reasons.
Dutch Evangelicals calls for pray-in against the Devil
A Netherlands-based Evangelical organisation has called on Christians in 21 countries to hold a 24-hour prayer vigil against Satanic forces to mark so-called Devil's Day.
Some fear the date 06/06/06, which falls on Tuesday, signifies 666, the Biblical number of the Devil, and will usher in calamities and even the end of the world.
The Dutch-based organisation Ambassadors Ministries called its 24-hour prayer vigil from 6:00 pm (1600 GMT) Monday, saying it hoped some 2,000 Dutch Christians, mainly Protestants, would take part. "We believe that the plans the enemy has for this date (June 6, 2006) will be destroyed through violent worship and praise. We are inviting the entire world to be part of this huge unity project," it says on its website www.ambasmin.org.
"The forces of evil are using this day," Mathijs Piet of the organisation told AFP. "Through our action we want to stop them from achieving their goal." The figure 666 is named the "number of the beast" in the closing chapter of the Bible, the "Book of Revelations", otherwise known as "The Apocalypse of John".