A Brief History of the End of Time
— 8. Is Bill Gates the Antichrist? Is he the number 666, perhaps? —
A confederacy of dunces
He not only held the prestigious title of Richest Man Ever; he is also the most charitable individual to date, as well as one of the most diverse givers. Together with his wife, he formed the seventeen billion dollar (that's 17,000,000,000 USD) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which boasts to be the largest foundation in the US (and probably the world) and focuses on education and health worldwide.
Bill Gates is a living legend who has not only united and standardized the computerized world and gathered enough money to be a god in his own universe, he also promised to give away most of his wealth to charity. Strangely however, in stead of being hailed and glorified as being the greatest guy since the inventor of the adjustable spanner, few men have attracted the attention of sign-hunters as much as he has.
The most relevant sign, however, is probably best indicated by Jonathan Swift, "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
Probably due to a consolidation of man's inherent envious nature and the flood of apocalyptic yahoo at the turn of the millennium, folds of people and organizations not related to the anti-trust procedures that may or may not be just, have made themselves odious by identifying Bill Gates as the Antichrist.
It has been overly reported that the letters of his name converted into ASCII-codes and added up result in the dreaded number 666! In addition to this, the number 666 transliterated to Hebrew letters gives www; the signature key to all websites! What more proof could anybody want?
An ASCII code is a little formula in computer language that gives symbols in human language. They are of the form [ampersand]—[pound]—[some number]—[semi-colon]. Like so: &# n ;
|&# n ;|
The ASCII code of 3 is 51 and the only way to get 666 is to add the ASCII codes of Bill's name and then sneakily add a regular 3.
By doing this you are contaminating a method (adding apples to oranges), which is thoroughly lame and ultimately ineffective.
Since there are myriad ways to write any name, myriad numbers connected to any name (ss, phone, etc), and myriad ways to turn a numerical string into numbers, it's virtually a miracle if the number 666 is not somehow connected to any person you pick. Since Revelation does not supply some rigid procedures that would lead to 666, these trans-numerations are worthless for all practical purposes.
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