February 15, 2010
The Virginia House of Delegates struck a blow against the Antichrist last week by passing a bill that prevents insurers and employers from forcibly implanting microchips in patients. The sponsor of the bill, Mark L. Cole (R-Fredericksburg), explained that such devices could be the "mark of the beast" described in the Book of Revelations. "My understanding - I'm not a theologian - but there's a prophecy in the Bible that says you'll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times," Cole explained. "Some people think these computer chips might be that mark." Evangelical Outreach , a website run by pastor Dan Corner, agrees that "[w]ith modern technology, it is very possible that this mark may be directly linked with a computer chip."
Microchips that store medical data have been used in pets for years. Some have argued that microchips, for those who choose to use them, would greatly improve medical care by making a patient's medical history instantly accessible by physicians; the FDA approved the technology for human use in 2004. Forcing patients to undergo chip implants would be a terrible violation of privacy, and would almost certainly violate the federal constitution. But no one, of course, has ever proposed forcibly implanting microchips in anybody.
Democratic delegate Bob Brink called the bill "a solution in search of a problem." "As I went door to door, there were a number of issues that never came up. I didn't hear anything about the danger of an asteroid striking the earth or about the menace of forced implantation of microchips in humans," said Brink.
Other evangelical Christians believe that Social Security Numbers may be the dreaded "mark of the beast." As reported by the Daily Beast (no connection to "the beast"), 89% of evangelical Protestants believe in the devil, while 25% of Americans have heard rumors that Barack Obama is the Antichrist; last September, a poll of New Jersey Republicans found that 14% thought Obama was the Antichrist, while 15% "weren't sure." Those 15% might be congratulated for exhibiting a dose of healthy skepticism.
#1 CybrgnX (Guest) on Monday February 15, 2010 at 6:22pm
Yes we do need a religious bill of rights.
1. I want to be able to declare my house as a tax exempt building just like they do.
2. Their business is to con people, make money and pay no taxes. I want the same for my business too!!!
3. They influence politics and pay no taxes….I want that too.
As far as the number of the beast goes it is rabid BS!!! ANY name is nothing but numbers cybrgnx = 32521871524 in one system and another in a different system. Carrying this a little further, to send any of these idiots an email requires calling them by a NUMBER. Everything in their computer are numbers. So they are all referred to by the number of the beast. Do they really think when they use a credit card its their name that gets transmitted????
#2 Kathy Orlinsky on Tuesday February 16, 2010 at 7:35am
To think that all this time, my dog has been carrying the mark of the beast. No wonder her eyes glow in the dark.
#3 gray1 on Monday February 22, 2010 at 3:31pm
Knowing where all the buttons are to push? Knowledge truly is power… gotta love it!
#4 Jerry Barrington (Guest) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 at 1:13pm
“Those 15% might be congratulated for exhibiting a dose of healthy skepticism.”
Not really. The skeptical answer is to doubt that “antichrist” is even a meaningful label.
#5 Fastin (Guest) on Sunday March 07, 2010 at 4:32am
It seems to me that the given consumer installations will not help to lower probability of purchase of counterfeit or substandard production. The majority of businessmen already have for certain considered the given news and try to correspond to the given external signs to necessary degree of mixture, applying the hi-tech equipment, profits allow to make it quickly and, we will tell so, qualitatively. I believe that the most priority direction on struggle with counterfeit is the immediate reference in local bodies FDA. In Europe, for example, the logo is put on perfumery production on the back a bottle, and also a stamp located on the bottom part by the laser, it is the goods identifier. With regards pharmaceutical production marks can be looked in section Lipodrene with Ephedra The most important thing consists that data on the bought goods named the identifier, automatically are brought in a database of supervising body at which it is possible to receive full and a trustworthy information about the bought goods. I consider that at present, it is the most actual way of the control, well and certainly vigilance.