You are REALLY going to play his game? Must be a slow day at the Vatican! You're a better man than I am, Gunga Dinn --
I wanna play, too!
Hey Michael - give me three words at random. Any three completely unrelated words.
Michael, do you even HAVE a real life, or is this pretty much it?
Two things - first, I must have missed the link to the specific stories on the multiple million dollar lottery in a row winners. Regardless, the reason I was trying to find the actual stories was to do the math on the odds. But I don't really need the stories. We all know the odds are astronomical. But they are not zero. And with the millions and millions of people playing the lottery every day, some very very long shot things are bound to happen. Still doesn't mean that the most likely answer is "magic!"
Second - to answer the Pope's question - no, Mikey can't provide any significance at all to the nubmers 50-75. It's just that it's the only way he can get the above phrases to add up to ... gasp! ... 666!
Oh this is soooo cooool! Check it out!
Your same rules with these three lines:
My words are all related to the Latin Rite which is prominent in prophecy. I am sure you can make random words work also.
But yet your "Latin rite" seems to work on English words? How would you logically explain that? Sorry, I know that logic is a term with which you appear not to be familiar --
Yes, but you had to make up a rule (start with A=50) to get yours to work.
Try this one:
Assign numbers to the letters of the alphabet in reverse order (A=26, B=25...)
Add the values for these words - then add the two totals together:
Bertrand Russell's Teapot
Flying Spaghetti Monster
"Water makes the best rain."
"Twins usually always come in pairs."
"You can only light a Roman candle once."
"Always be sincere, whether you mean it or not."
"Life is worth living, especially if you're alive."
They're coming to take you away, Michael, expect that knock on your door, soon --
That's the point exactly, dude. The fact that even random words can work means that your voodoo hocus pocus bogus number crunching is completely meaningless. Don't you get that?
So what if your words are related to the latin rite. Seriously, so what? My lines are all about holes - cavity, abyss, mariner. What? You say mariner doesn't belong in the same category as cavity and abyss? Maybe it's just me. It's hard being a baseball fan from Seattle.
Oh - the other thing my lines have in common is that they are anagrams of yours. By your rules, they also add to 666. But who gives a flying f***? It's all nonsense! Anyone can pick words, make up rules for the numbers and pretend they MEAN something! Jesus.
Y'know. I've been in a lot of conversations about religion and politics with a lot of people - on-line and face to face. Even when I disagree vehemently with people, I find it's not difficult to have a respectful dialog.
But you? You're some kind of special, Michael. And you can be pretty sure I don't mean that as a compliment.
I'm new to ThinkAtheist, so maybe I'm out of line to get harsh with you. But if you're seriously incapable of grasping even the simplest concepts, I feel like telling you to pack your bags and get out of my house.
You're not at all out of line, Karen, even one of the moderators on the board - the one whose posts I read when I have insomnia at night and need something to put me to sleep (he knows who he is) - has threatened to ban him.
That's all I'm sayin' --