The Beast Has Changed His Number

Dials: 666.

"That number is no longer in service. It has been replaced by 668."

"Since the last issue many things have occurred, every one in accordance with prophecy! ... War events thunder on, rapidly approaching the prophesied climax!... Hitler now emerges as the "BEAST" of Revelation! Bible prophecy shows the Roman Axis forces will take Egypt, Suez, Palestine, — even Gibraltar. Britain will go down. And, unless we turn as a nation to God our beloved United States will have to go under ... we lack TOTAL Defense, without which we shall never win. We are at the END of the present order. ARMAGEDDON is now just a short way off."

Chill, dude.

My wife's family is going through the painful process of cleaning out her father's possessions. I was around the other day, rummaging like a cheap whore, and came across a copy of The Plain Truth - a conservative Christian paper from the 1980s and I believe still in publication published by Herbert W. Armstrong. Armstrong was the founded of the Worldwide Church of God.

The above quote sounds so much like the economic armageddon rhetoric of today.


  1. Yeah, it helps to scare people before you tell them to do what you want them to do.

  2. Good old Herbert Armstrong. A cultist with a devoted cult following. I met a devote of his in Chicago back in the early 80's, who loved to share his papers with me.

  3. I was thinking of joining. If anything to feel what it's like to be a part of something.


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