The word of the day, on this day – 6/6/06, I guess, is hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia:

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is a fear which originates in the belief that the Biblical verse, Revelation 13:18, indicates that the number 666 is linked to Satan or the Anti-Christ. Outside the Christian faith, the phobia has been further popularized as a leitmotif in various horror films.

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobes avoid things related to the number 666, such as a building in which the number is prominently displayed.

So if you’re freaking out over today’s date, or maybe even feel like participating in prayer marathon, this one’s for you. You may think you know the number of the beast, but we now do know the name of your illness.

PS: I guess the word for this affliction would be Hexakosioihexekontahexaphilia?!

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