hexakosi...oh, forget it

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu Jan 10 22:46:04 UTC 2008

Huh. 666 was a common prefix in Somerville, Mass., when I was at
Tufts. I suspect it still is. Some people I spoke to there didn't
even make the association with the number of the beast (common error:
people say it's the number of the Devil, or of the Antichrist, but
actually it's the beast -- in fact, the second of two beasts
mentioned by the book; they work in concert).

James Harbeck.

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