"If you're going through hell, keep going." -Brother Winston Churchill

The number of the Beast. The number of a Man.

by John Paul Gomez May 24, 2012

 

Carbon Atom 666Could it be possible that the Book of Revelations is referring to the code of carbon based (aka material) life? 

First let's consider a few words from the Holy Scripture: "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

Now let's consider this basic scientific fact: "CARBON forms the backbone of biology for ALL OF LIFE on Earth." ~ Wikipedia / etc.

Let's take a closer look at this backbone of biology --> There are 6 protons, 6 electrons, and 6 neutrons in the carbon atom. Six hundred threescore and six. 666.

A Brother told me that this idea is not far off, keeping in mind that many of our world's religions and cultures think of the material world as evil. Therefore, the "beast" could refer to our material and physical desires- passions that must be kept within due bounds with the help of the compass.

Could this be just another coincidence? Or is it possible that the things that we're just beginning to comprehend have been known to the ancients? Maybe so, or maybe this is just another one of my silly musings.

~JPG, Doric No. 316



John Paul Gomez
John Paul Gomez

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Bro. John Paul Gomez (aka Paul, JP, JPG) is a graphics designer by trade and a full-time father-of-4. He is currently the WM-Elect at Doric Lodge No. 316 AF&AM in Ontario, Canada. He is an honorary member of Harmonie Lodge No. 699 F&AM in Buffalo, New York. In his youth, he was a member of the International Order of DeMolay Occidental Mindoro Philippines Chapter and the Thomas Michael Sherry Priory Order of Knighthood. He is a wanabee Muaythai fighter.