You need a credit score of at least 666

April 6, 2017 § 11 Comments

[16] And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads. [17] And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. [18] Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six.

§ 11 Responses to You need a credit score of at least 666

  • Yep. Life is downright biblical these days,isn’t it?

  • Aethelfrith says:

    I was thinking about this very thing, but not in the context of usury. The Mark in this case doesn’t represent the credit score, but the fact that all people must be entangled in a System that is ultimately evil in order to conduct economic transactions.

    Another interpretation is that the Mark is your SSN.

  • Zippy says:

    Scripture tends to be a fractal, so “all of the above” may be the correct answer.

  • Mike T says:

    If a Christian tries to bribe someone with the mark of the beast to engage in a normally totally morally licit economic transaction (ex barter) would that even be sinful?

  • TomD says:

    I can’t parse that, but you can certainly licitly trade with sinners. But you can’t bribe them. Or offer to mark them with the beast.

  • Mike T says:

    Why can’t you bribe someone to engage in objectively moral behavior? It’s not immoral to say to a prostitute that you’ll offer her $100 for every day she works at Starbucks instead of turning tricks.

  • TomD says:

    While we’re on it, I should remind everyone of Canon 666:

    Canon 666. In the use of means of social communication, necessary discretion is to be observed and those things are to be avoided which are harmful to one’s vocation and dangerous to the chastity of a consecrated person.

  • TomD says:

    @Mike T – I’d say it’s a misuse of the word then, like trying to talk about “just scandal” or “truthful lies” or something. You’re just paying them.

  • Zippy says:

    Canon 666 makes a good argument for pseudonyms, to wit, “those things are to be avoided which are harmful to one’s vocation.”

  • […] (not to mention a lack of financial competence) in favor of an intrinsically uncharitable, modernist, subjective approach to […]

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