Location:I would like to be in Paris by night under the tower.
In a dream when you meet someone and you just know they are not part of the normal dreamscape of your mind but an actual visitor from outside.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:55 PM
This thread is based on the RFID one but come on let us just cut to the chase. Would you accept the MOTB? Please try and be serious but also imagine it really was real. Maybe the dude won't be as evil as others claim? Maybe you still want to eat without having to skin your own deer. And who says it can't be a chick?
"What hath night to do with sleep?"
-John Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:01 PM
I would say that my views are similar to those in the RFID thread, but you are talking about a completely different scenario altogether. Because, from what I can see that you are saying, there is no real benefit of having said MOTB, except for basic amenities, I would have to say that I, personally, would run from it for as long/far away as I could. Again, because it has no benefit.
Also, yes I am ignoring the Antichrist bit, this is a political/moral view, the person under which you are branded should not matter, but the branding itself.
Fear of death is over rated. We all do it in our own good time and no complaints so far I wouldn't receive a mark. Did you know that in the time of the Inquisition they had devices to gag Christians so that they could not "witness" AS they were being killed? Now THAT is fear my friend
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:23 AM
I agree with Coffey, if it was a reality and therefore the existence of heaven and hell are as a result a known reality then the only option is to fight or martyr.
"I warn you, whoever you are, oh you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you find it outside.
If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies?
In you is hidden the treasure of treasures, Oh man, know thyself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods."
I think the better question is would you know what the Mark of the Beast is?
The bible is clear that evil is crafty. Chances are that this mark would not be something one would recognize as belonging to the antichrist.
It would be disguised as something else. Perhaps a code identifing one as a member of a group. It might be a microchip. Perhaps as a safety measure. It might be requires to prove citizenship.
Imagine that one. A policy in which everyone recieves a mark or microchip to prove that they are a citizen. Similar to your social insurance number. It could be advertised to the public as a means to separate citizens from illegal immigrates.
It could be sold to the public as an alterative to debt or credit card if it were a microchip in the hand. As the bible says this mark will be required to buy or sell.
Assuming the Antichrist exists I doubt he would gain a following by announcingwho and what he/she is or wants.