Something for the Christians to worry about....

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Something for the Christians to worry about....

Roman numerals:
I ....... One
V ....... Five
X ....... Ten
L ...... Fifty
C ..... One hundred
D ...... Five hundred
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.............. 6 6 6 ...........

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arakish's picture
Why? It's just a number.

Why? It's just a number.

rmfr

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@arakish

@arakish
I assume you already picked up on this, but incase you dont or another reader did not immediately pick up on this:
DCLXVI = 666 A perfectly normal occurance of a base 5 system. (In base 10 it is like saying: thousand, hundred, ten, one. In a long awkward way on how you would: write out "1111."

Of course we could have more fun with this as we travel off into lala land. Making weak connections to other things such as word translations and so on to get to: roman numerals "is the Devil!"

I like the: the sum of the numbers on the roulette wheel = 666 myself.

In China, many people consider the number lucky. Maybe just to spite us weird heavily roman influenced cultures?

 
 

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arakish's picture
I discovered what Cognostic

I discovered what Cognostic posted way back when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I just thought it was kind of cool it matched that number in Revelation. However, I just it as a number. Things can have power if people give it that power over them. Even as a child I just did not view things the same way as other people did. As I have said many times, my mind processes things like a computer, literally. That is why when a person tells me to do something, I do it literally as said. And it ends up being wrong to them, but not to me. As me dad said when I asked why I could not believe the Bible, "If it is not logical or rational, it does not compute." That is also why I have a hard time with humor. At least I did many decades ago. I remember watching the Three Stooges with me dad. He would laugh all the time. Me, I just did not get it. It was not until I was married with me wife and she helped me to understand humor. My comment above was the first thing that popped into me mind. It's just a number. Remember how I have posted this?

Only YOU give a word, phrase, sentence the power to offend YOU.

Well you can add number into that also. Of course, my comment above was also my form of sarcastic humor.

rmfr

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@Arakish Adding on to earlier

@Arakish Adding on to earlier this evening, my religious brother (and a moderate liberal one, mind you) got into a whole fuss over my linking to an Atheist Republic “propaganda” article on my FB that had him foaming at the mouth for daring to suggest that the Buybull is a load of horse-shit, saying that it was “forcing its beliefs down everyone else’s throat” (the exact same claim as always, because I mean, that’s what theists are programmed from birth to believe), and when I tried to refute his rather scripted-sounding assertion for the zillionth time, he felt threatened (of course) and began playing victim, calling for my mom to bar all of my internet access to shut me up, but luckily she refused and ignored his drama. It’s interesting how theists are so quick to offend when all we atheists are doing is stating facts about their precious fairy tales and sacred-cows.

Knowing my brother, he’ll probably start proselytizing to me like no tomorrow, and next week I’m going on a Scouts outing with him, which means that he might out me (and did I forget to mention that he has a really big mouth?). Virtually everyone in my troop is very religious, and in America, the Boy Scouts doesn’t allow immoral hellbound Satan-worshipping heathens like myself as members, so I’m very worried...

arakish's picture
Just tell your brother it is

Just tell your brother it is not forcing anything. He ain't got to look at it. As said with my web site where I posted the essays from my first two books, Riding Some Tangents 1 & 2, I have already had one email saying I am forcing my "atheist agenda" down everyone's throats. My reply, "I did not force you to come to that web site."

rmfr

Rohan M.'s picture
I tried to. If only made him

I tried to. If only made him feel even more threatened.

arakish's picture
Then I guess he is like that

Then I guess he is like that pie chart you posted elsewhere...

rmfr

Rohan M.'s picture
I think that one day I could

I think that one day I could challenge him to read the Wholly Buybull himself from cover to cover, and see for himself what we godless heathens talking about here on ARep. It’s what freed me...

Rohan M.'s picture
Because it is the number of

Because it is the number of the second imaginary being of Christianity and Islam: Say-tan. One of the problems with Christianity and Islam is that they each have 2 imaginary beings who, for some reason, are constantly at war with each other, despite one being omnipotent. If you don’t believe in one of them (the all-powerful guy who created the other one), then they think you’re being magically controlled by the other- because you know, everything is caused by imaginary beings, and their teachings cause them to be so unimaginative that it seems to have never occurred to them that we humans are responsible for what we think.

Cognostic's picture
To you and me..... not to

To you and me..... not to the Christians.

Tin-Man's picture
AWESOME!!! Never noticed

Re: DCLXVI

AWESOME!!! Never noticed that before! As Arakish would say... Kewl!

Edited for clarity.

Tin-Man's picture
M-m-m-my Mama says dat Rue

M-m-m-my Mama says dat Rue-man numbas is da Debil!

Algebe's picture
Also the sum of the numbers 1

Also the sum of the numbers 1-36, and the squares of the first seven primes. I read somewhere that it was some kind of early Christian code based on the name of Nero in Hebrew.

All superstition of course, like unlucky 13. As every sensible person knows, the only really unlucky number is 4.

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@Algebe

@Algebe

As every sensible person knows, the only really unlucky number is 4.

I have not heard that before, or is that just a random 0-9 number you pulled up to make your point?

Reminds me of the old joke: why is 6 afraid of 7?
Because 789.

Because seven eight (ate) nine.

 
 

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@LogicFTW: or is that just a

@LogicFTW: or is that just a random 0-9 number you pulled up to make your point?

In Japan everybody hates the number 4 because it's pronounced "shi", which sounds just like the word for "death".

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Learned something new today :

Learned something new today :)

With the very diverse worldwide representation of people here, always an opportunity to learn something new here.

 
 

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4 is an unlucky number???...

4 is an unlucky number???... Hmph! I beg to differ. For your information, the TRUE unlucky number is 5738. Gives me chills just looking at it... *shudder*...

Cognostic's picture
4 Is the unlucky number for

4 Is the unlucky number for all of Asia. China, Japan and Korea. The pronunciation of the number fours sounds like the word for "death" in Chinese.

Chinese 4 ----- sì
Chinese for death (si / sĭ)

Algebe's picture
@Cognostic: 4 Is the unlucky

@Cognostic: 4 Is the unlucky number for all of Asia. China, Japan and Korea

And eight is the lucky number because the character starts small and expands to greater things.

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Rohan M.'s picture
Yes. Apparently Nero should

Yes. Apparently Nero should’ve been the Antichrist... but apparently it’s Obama- no, Hillary! No, Trump...

Cognostic's picture
SATAN IS EVERYWHERE .........

SATAN IS EVERYWHERE ........... (be afraid!) ................ (be very afraid!)

Rohan M.'s picture
Exactly, Cog. Everything

Exactly, Cog. Everything enjoyable that does not directly involve Christianity is Say-tan-ick!

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Dan Morris's picture
I recently had to finish a co

I recently had to finish a co-worker' s paperwork for the day because an item had the number 666 included. I was hoping to receive combat pay for putting myself in mortal danger, but none was forthcoming. There is a black cat in our neighborhood also that runs loose and has crossed my path on occasion also. You guys think I should be worried?

Rohan M.'s picture
No. Praise Say-tan, for he

No. Praise Say-tan, for he will help you with the troubles in life that God refuses to fix! Who knows- if he’s even real, he might help me cope with my good Christian brother, who apparently now sees me as his spiritual enemy, now that I’ve all but told him I’m an atheist.

LOL... Satan doesn’t exist, and neither does God. Don’t worry about a thing, Dan.

arakish's picture
Anyone ever have someone ask,

Anyone ever have someone ask, "Pick a number 1 to 10." My favorite number in that range is 8. Can anyone figure out why?

rmfr

Rohan M.'s picture
8theist? Haha, you beat me to

8theist? Haha, you beat me to coining that term.

Cognostic's picture
Flip it on it's side and it

Flip it on it's side and it is "infinite."
You had pizza for dinner last night and it was great?
You are Chinese? (8 is a lucky Chinese number)
It's a compost number, it can be divided by 1, 2 and 4. 2x4 and 4x2
It is the first number which is neither prime nor semi-prime.
It's the only Fibonacci number and it forms a perfect cube.
October is your favorite month and you are pissed that it is in 10th place.
You have an affinity for octopus
An 8 plus two beers is a perfect 10 and just the right amount of buzz.
Originally 8 was an angled hour glass with 8 angles. This is the mystic symbol for "As as above so below."
Since Pluto was eliminated there are now 8 planets in the solar system,.
You like spiders
Timothy Leary identified a hierarchy of eight levels of consciousness.
There are eight cervical nerves on each side in man and most mammals.

In human adult dentition there are eight teeth in each quadrant. (The 8th tooth is the WISDOM TOOTH - and you are a dentist who believes in WooWoo.)

Standard-8 and Super-8 are 8 mm film formats.
A V8 engine is an internal combustion engine with eight cylinders

There are eight fluid ounces in a cup, eight pints in a gallon and eight tablespoonfuls in a gill.

There are eight furlongs in a mile.

Force eight is the first wind strength attributed to a gale on the Beaufort scale when announced on a Shipping Forecast.

The Dharmacakra, a Buddhist symbol, has eight spokes. Noble Eightfold Path
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday
8 is the number of Beatitudes.
1 Peter 3:20 states that there were eight people on Noah's Ark.
The Antichrist is the eighth king in the Book of Revelation
Eight is the number of angels carrying the throne of Allah in heaven.
In Scientology there are eight dynamics of existence

The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing started at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 pm

Scorpio is the 8th astrological sign of the Zodiac and you are a Scorpio.
You are a pool shark and 8 ball is your game.
You are a druggie "eighth" is a common measurement of marijuana,
You are addicted to cocaine and need an 8-ball a day.

arakish's picture
Very good guesses. However,

Very good guesses. However, when I was only 4 years old, I found that 8 is the ONLY number 1 to 10 that can be divided by 2 three times without getting a fraction.

I'll be damned. In writing this answer, the "Math Question" total was 8!

rmfr

Cognostic's picture
Why would you get an erection

Why would you get an erection? You're weird!

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