I would imagine that most of us on here have heard of the "(in)famous" number 666 and what/who it's supposed to represent. It has been mentioned in the Bible, the Quran and the Hebrew Bible (Torah). Supposedly, this number of the beast is the number of man or a man, depending on the translations of various bibles, eg: New International, King James Bible, Aramaic Bible, etc.. . In most cases, the number 666 is portrayed as a number of something "evil", apart from those of Kabbalistic Judaism. It is also seen as the imperfect number, since 777 is "god's number", (6 days for the creation and 1 day rest, the threefold is meant to be the perfect trinity). Though I may stand corrected since I read something about people believing there was 7 planets in those days and the third 7 represented something else.
Now back to the topic at hand, it is said in the bible and I quote, "This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666." The key word being calculate, and why that specific number? Why not 555, 374 or something else? Unless the (presumed) author John the Apostle had the 777 number in mind and chose 666 to accentuate the evil of that "beast"?
I personally think it's a whole lot of bullshit and the author just got a moment of "enlightenment" and decided he would put that down in his prophecies so as to scare people into following the word of god. Now my question is, what do some of YOU think? Do you have any theories or thoughts on this number 666? Do you maybe believe there's something to be "calculated"?
*I've included a link that I found rather funny (in a facepalming way) when it comes to "theories" about who the number 666 is supposed to represent*