You need a credit score of at least 666
April 6, 2017 § 11 Comments
 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.  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.  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.
Yep. Life is downright biblical these days,isn’t it?
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.
Scripture tends to be a fractal, so “all of the above” may be the correct answer.
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?
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.
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.
While we’re on it, I should remind everyone of Canon 666:
@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.
Canon 666 makes a good argument for pseudonyms, to wit, “those things are to be avoided which are harmful to one’s vocation.”
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