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The Church of Greece issued a statement that the number of three sixes found in Revelation should not be allowed in sequences on the national identification cards to be issued next year.

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"The Church is obliged to protect personal freedom and defend the integrity of the faith," the Holy Synod added.

State planners have pledged to take the observation on board, it said.

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Re: Church of Greece fights to keep 'that' number off national ID cards
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 07:48:32 PM »
The Church of Greece issued a statement that the number of three sixes found in Revelation should not be allowed in sequences on the national identification cards to be issued next year.

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"The Church is obliged to protect personal freedom and defend the integrity of the faith," the Holy Synod added.

State planners have pledged to take the observation on board, it said.

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Too bad you couldn't post this 60 posts later, biro.

This has been a battle for decades in Greece, many taking it as the Gospel Truth when they should know better.

They should stop listening to the televangelists.
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Re: Church of Greece fights to keep 'that' number off national ID cards
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 08:49:18 PM »
God Bless the GOC !!! Not that I personally believe it be the mark or so forth but...unlucky. Why call evil to yourself.
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Re: Church of Greece fights to keep 'that' number off national ID cards
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 05:02:01 AM »
Quote: "Frequently criticised as backward and superstitious by liberal circles, Orthodox custodians strongly adhere to tradition"

I'll stick with them, thank you.

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Re: Church of Greece fights to keep 'that' number off national ID cards
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 08:46:17 AM »
In the US, you have the Social Security Number (SSN). The Canadian equivalent is Social Insurance Number. Figure out the acronym. If you don't like it, I guess it can legally and legitimately be called "le Numéro d'Assurance Sociale"  :D.

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Re: Church of Greece fights to keep 'that' number off national ID cards
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 12:41:28 PM »
It makes me sad when I see Orthodox taking positions like this... Sure, keep the number off (as it should be), but don't treat it as though the mark of the beast is some number/ID card, that is just bull... That isn't even in the Fathers.

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Re: Church of Greece fights to keep 'that' number off national ID cards
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 01:15:57 PM »
That isn't even in the Fathers.

I recall reading some patristic assertion that the Mark of the Beast is a spiritual mark, not a tattoo or some such.

We get these 666 outcries in the Romanian Orthodox Church too. I'd like to think they are imported from the wacko Protestant missionaries here, and not some internal development.