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Aaron

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PostSubject: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:15 pm

Till we get to the number of evil! Twisted Evil muwahahahah Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:47 pm

I sure wouldn't want that member #. Maybe we should skip it altogether....
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:50 pm



Kind of fun to watch and see who it is.

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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:01 pm

If 666 is the evil number, which number is the "good" number? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:40 pm

SmokeyTweed wrote:
If 666 is the evil number, which number is the "good" number? scratch

Well, the post was mainly in jest. However, I have done a bit of research into the Christian Mysteries, the Kabbalic Mysteries, Hermetic Science, Mysticism, and the such like and have found that numbers have significance to all of them and to numbers are attributed specific principles and while one number may be thought of as being evil to some groups to other groups it could in fact be holy... it really all lies in ones perception. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:45 pm

SmokeyTweed wrote:
If 666 is the evil number, which number is the "good" number? scratch

Seven,
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:50 pm

The honors go to cciaffone for being our 666th member! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:53 pm

Doesn't look like he'll be sticking around though.

cciaffone wrote:
I am an old geezer in south Durham. I have a box
of old pipes, including some older Savenellis, that I want
to unload. Not looking for big bux. Email me at
cciaffone@verizon.net if you are in the triangle.

That's his first post so it doesn't sound like he's a pipe smoker. Oh well.

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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:01 pm

jhuggett wrote:
Doesn't look like he'll be sticking around though.

cciaffone wrote:
I am an old geezer in south Durham. I have a box
of old pipes, including some older Savenellis, that I want
to unload. Not looking for big bux. Email me at
cciaffone@verizon.net if you are in the triangle.

That's his first post so it doesn't sound like he's a pipe smoker. Oh well.

I'm just glad his handle wasn't satan..........
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:41 pm

When I was in college, my number was 666-####. My Chinese Prof just loved that for me. She said that is the luckiest number, and then she found out that my baseball # was 44 which was terribly unlucky... Seems like a bunch of junk to me scratch
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:03 pm

richmondesi wrote:
When I was in college, my number was 666-####. My Chinese Prof just loved that for me. She said that is the luckiest number, and then she found out that my baseball # was 44 which was terribly unlucky... Seems like a bunch of junk to me scratch
The number you really don't want in Chinese is #78... it sounds just like the slang term for "penis." (Odd circumstance for a country with several million Wangs walking around.)
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:04 pm

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richmondesi wrote:
When I was in college, my number was 666-####. My Chinese Prof just loved that for me. She said that is the luckiest number, and then she found out that my baseball # was 44 which was terribly unlucky... Seems like a bunch of junk to me scratch
The number you really don't want in Chinese is #78... it sounds just like the slang term for "penis." (Odd circumstance for a country with several million Wangs walking around.)

lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:06 pm

Midnight Blues wrote:
jhuggett wrote:
Doesn't look like he'll be sticking around though.

cciaffone wrote:
I am an old geezer in south Durham. I have a box
of old pipes, including some older Savenellis, that I want
to unload. Not looking for big bux. Email me at
cciaffone@verizon.net if you are in the triangle.

That's his first post so it doesn't sound like he's a pipe smoker. Oh well.

I'm just glad his handle wasn't satan..........

I'm just glad he isn't a Canuk !! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:19 pm

I find it interesting how every culture has it's lucky and unlucky numbers. For many Western cultures, it's the Biblical 666 or 13 in the US. In China the number 4 and 14 are considered quite unlucky. Several buildings in Shanghai had no 4th or 14th floor on the elevator buttons. A few of the "upscale" hotels that catered to Westerners had no 4th, 13th, or 14th floor buttons (covering all the "superstition" bases I guess).

The street kiosks where you could buy cellphones and select your own phone number would have hundreds of sheets of available numbers, and if they had any 4 in them at all, it was just one, and hidden in the middle. I asked one of the sellers if I could get the number 444-4444 and his eyes grew big, he stepped back, and asked why anyone would want that number. We laughed after he understood that I was just inquiring, and he said, sure, you could have that number in any phone exchange in the country. But why, he added, no one would ever call you.

Natch #444-413-6664
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:34 am

SmokeyTweed wrote:
If 666 is the evil number, which number is the "good" number? scratch
777
My understanding ((from my previous life) studying this from a evangelical, literalist, conservative, christian background) is that the number 6 represents the number of man and the triple six is a copy of the trinity. Many also believe the number 7 to be the number of perfection or God and so the Holy Trinity would be represented by 777. The Unholy trinity would then be 666.
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:44 pm

EJinVA wrote:
SmokeyTweed wrote:
If 666 is the evil number, which number is the "good" number? scratch
777
My understanding ((from my previous life) studying this from a evangelical, literalist, conservative, christian background) is that the number 6 represents the number of man and the triple six is a copy of the trinity. Many also believe the number 7 to be the number of perfection or God and so the Holy Trinity would be represented by 777. The Unholy trinity would then be 666.

That was my understanding too......I wouldn't buy a pipe from 666 though.....no way dude
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:14 am

666 is the mark of the Beast. Read Revelations and it will tell you a lot about it. The Bible is a great book if you read it and take the time to understand it or at least try too. Its well worth it!!
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PostSubject: number of the beast   Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:01 pm

My understanding is that the number should be six [(to the sixth power) to the sixth power], not 666. I think it will be a while until we reach that number.
We are talking about 46,656 raised to the sixth power, I don't have a calculator that will handle that many digits, let alone enough fingers & toes. Suffice it to say its larger than a Democratic bail out budget... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:47 pm

This is how it's written:
Revelation 13:18 (New American Standard Bible)
18 Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

Or for the hardcore.
Revelation 13:18 (King James Version)
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.

I guess this debate has gone on since it was written.
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:04 pm

EJinVA wrote:
I guess this debate has gone on since it was written.
It's a fascinating literary mystery that's been further complicated by translations between multiple languages, each of which belonged to a culture that had its own numerological beliefs. It's possible that the number was gematria [a letter-number cipher] referring to a politcally sensitive subject of the era--the Emperor Nero is a leading guess.

The Revelation of John was written in the Greek of the era, at a time when many early Christians spoke Latin, Aramaic, Berber, etc. Not to mention that literacy was anything but widespread, and documents were copied longhand, leading to countless opportunities for problematic copies and translation. Some scholars say that the "actual" Number of the Beast is 616.

My scholarly opinion is that The Number of the Beast is one of Maiden's best albums. "Run to the Hills" is a classic!
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:06 pm

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My scholarly opinion is that The Number of the Beast is one of Maiden's best albums. "Run to the Hills" is a classic!
I agree 100% Brother Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:13 pm

Where is an expert in ancient Aramaic (or was John writing in Greek?) higher mathematical notation when you need one?

Easy to see how one would confuse 666 with 6th the sixth to the sixth. Don't know how sophisticated their math was, but John was writing in a visionary state wasn't he?

Dang I need to know how to show how this in print.

6

6


6
I can't force the spacing to show how it is written mathematically.
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:21 pm

I like The Number of the Beast, I think Heinlein managed to wrap all those store lines together rather well given the fact that none of them were originally related to each other. And I know Lazerus Long would not care for our "mother knows best" smoking laws.

TANSTAAFL

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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:24 pm

It was also a very long time ago. Whatever it means in math but it is still (666) the mark of the beast. Read about it in Revelations, the last book in the bible.
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PostSubject: Re: We need one more new member...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:43 pm

John wrote in Greek, and while there's debate about which number he meant, it's almost impossible he was referring to powers, since numbers in Greek the were either written out longhand or expressed in Greek numerical form, where the symbols for "six hundred," "sixty," and "six" were three entirely different figures. (The same would have been true for translations into Aramaic or Latin.)

It's like Roman numerals: 666 would be DCLXVI, whereas 6^(6^6) [1.03144248 10^28] would fill up this page. Even in decimal notation, 10,314,424,800,000,000,000,000,000,000 would be a hell of a number for "him who has understanding" to count!
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