Omen, 666, the Number of Men

06 Jun, 2006
 None    Philosophy

The number of generations since creation

666 If you are among those who are scared to wake up this morning on the 6th of the 6th, 2006, spooked by movies like "the Omen", or excited expecting something big to happen, I am afraid you may be disappointed, as this day is just another day, just as the number 666 is neither magical nor mystical.
Numbers cannot influence our brain, our life, or our future, unless we decide to let them. Numbers are just numbers. The strange fear associated with 666 comes from an interpretation of the following quote in the book of Revelation (Apocalypse) of the Bible:

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. Revelation 13: 18.

RAEL, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement, was given many explanations of Bible quotations by the Eloha called Yahweh whom he met in 1973 and who dictated to him the first book of "Intelligent Design".

Here is what Rael was told about the famous number of the beast...
“In fact, 666 is the number of human generations which will have existed on Earth since the creation of the first men in the original laboratories. The very first humans were created some 13,000 years ago, and a human generation is estimated at an average of 20 years, so if one multiplies 666 by 20, it equals 13,320 years.
The generation born at the beginning of the Age of Apocalypse in 1945 of the Christian era, was in fact the 666th since the creation of the first man in a laboratory by the Elohim. This generation coincides precisely with the first use of nuclear energy for destructive purposes at Hiroshima, on August 6th, 1945.
Once again, interpretation was not required in order to understand. One had only to read what had been written. 666 was effectively the “number of Man”, the number of men who descended from the creation, that is to say, the number of generations.”

If we read the sentence carefully, it talks indeed about “understanding” and “count”…. This looks more like math than Devil stuff!
There is no devil and there is no god, only human beings who create other human beings in their image, once they have reached a certain level of scientific knowledge. What our Creators told us as well is that they can predict the development of a planet's population- like in the game “civilization”-, from the moment they create it to the moment they can compltely destroy themselves or become Creators themselves - it takes 666 generations.
We don’t have to be afraid of that number or be mystical about it, but rather feel the privilege to live at the time where we can understand what it means, at the time where we can be influential in helping our humanity to make it through this 666th generation, instead of annihilating itself. A beautiful challenge!! Feel like helping???....