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666 Stamped W-2 Leads To Employee Quitting His Job
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A man in Clarksville, Tennessee has resigned from his job of two years because he received a W-2 form stamped with “666″, which is known in religious circles as the “mark of the beast”.

52-year old Walter Slonopas says he and the company have had issues with the number before, and this was his breaking point. On his first day on the job, he was to be given a time-clock number of 668; however, due to a mistake by the human resources department, the number he got was 666. After making a complaint, he was issued a new number. But when the company upgraded their time system, he was given the offending digits again. After that, he says, he quit, but the company rectified the situation and he accepted their offer to come back to work.

But the mark of the devil just keeps finding him, it seems, as he was recently mailed a W-2 that had the number stamped on it. The company says the number is simply a way for them to keep track of how many were mailed out, but Slonopas doesn’t care. He’s quit for a second time, and says he won’t go back.

“I am completely at a loss for words,” he said. He added that he can’t file his taxes until the company sends him a new form.

“If you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil,” he said.

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  • joe blow

    666 is the mark of the beast….not 00666….duh..

  • denise

    Is this guy serious? What a freakin idiot. Some people are so damn ignorant. I hope he stays unemployed for being a jackass.

  • Angie

    This guy needs a reality check. it is just a number and quitting a job in this day and age is might as well say Good luck to ya LOL. Nutty bible thumper

  • The Beast

    I can tell by reading these posts, that each of you will take the mark and not even know it.

  • Ralph Davis

    If we are to take this man seriously, the we should also have no combination of any 4′s, because the word for the number four is pronounced the same as the word for “death” in many eastern dialects, and is taboo.

  • Brian

    I wonder if he’d take a paycheck for $666?

  • Nina

    In the words of the great Donald Duck “you’re stupid…stupid…stupidsticious.

  • Mr. Grin

    666 is a number used cryptically in revelations. it is part of a dream that is interrupted as the prophesy of the end of the world. Even if the christian mythology was correct, Revelations is understood to be symbolism and holds no true bearing for how the world will end. There is just as much likeliness that 666 holds any more baring in this man’s, your’s, or mine’s life than a big seven headed dragon will rise from the earth to eat the sinners on the earth. If you go by the thought that it is entirely fact then you better hope that out of the 7 billion people on earth you win some celestial lottery to be part of the 144,000 taken. This man has let fear and paranoia drive his action rather than logic and any real or perceived faith in christian mythology, this is not news.

    • Mr. Grin

      interpreted*

  • patrick

    I’m really not that surprised. He is a born again christian. I’m guessing he has read the bible and believes in talking snakes, burning bushes, walking on water, noah living to be like 900 years old…ect.what’s one more lie. It’s pretty silly, but not my job!

    • scott

      i guess you don’t believe you were born either. one day when your in hell you’ll think maybe that bible was for real.

      • patrick

        I’ll remember that when the “devil” is poking my butt with a pitchfork…lol

      • lisa

        To be a non-believer, you seem to know a lot about the Bible, Patrick. Hmmm.

        • patrick

          funny how that works , huh…lol The proof is in the pudding!

  • deborah

    If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything….

    Kudos!

  • Larry Goodyear

    NO WAY this is a coincidence; it’s happening too often to be anything but harassment & discrimination. The company should be mortified. Those who sneer at his ‘superstition’ would quickly jump to defend a muslim or any other faith taking offense over something similar. They fulfill the scripture that says scoffers will come in the last days, vindicating the Bible with their antagonism!

    • hh

      larry you my sir are a tool…

      • Velouria

        Yeah no, no one would leap to defend anyone who is scared by a 2000 year old book full of stories.

    • David R

      The Bible and the Koran are both equally stupid.

  • poisondartfrog

    Dumb a$$.

  • Jamie

    What I want to know is who made up the 666 thing in the 1st place and why were they not shot when they made it up. Eitherway this 666 has been going on to long and it needs to end this is 2013 not the 1800′s.

    • Nance

      This didn’t start in the 1800′s. It is written in the Bible: Revelation, Chapter 13 speaks of the beast and how to identify his followers. According to verses 16 and 17, they will have the mark or the name or number of the beast on their right hands or foreheads. Verse 18 introduces the number 666 itself: “Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Disagree with this is you choose, but don’t criticize those who believe in the Bible.

      • Mary

        No it didn’t start in the 1800′s — it started after King James had HIS bible written by Shakespeare put in all English churches….. so a fun locing poet started it.

        • chris m

          Really mary. i bet your a Rushbott too. please look it up your self instead of repeating what you hear on fox.

  • Liberty

    That’s as stupid as trying to quit math class because you got an answer of 666.

    • CD

      True! There is alway an excuse for everything.

  • CD

    It’s just a #!!!!! You sold your soul when you took the job!

  • http://yahoo hale

    You made a conscious decision to NOT HAVE YOUR NAME affiliated with those numbers; continue to stand in your faith. These computer technicians can do all sorts of things; they should know how to skip those numbers (as you requested)so that they are in no manner affiliated to you. Let no man judge you — GOD knows.

    • Mary

      He He He — thought it funny that your “christian name” is Hale (Hell) and spouting wierd christen stuff…. oh by the way everyone the bible you are quoting from is the King James version written by Shakespeare….. He wrote what the king wanted wrote and if you ever read Shakespeare he loved metaphors, symbolism, most plays had insane characters (Macbeth) and even changing history to make the royals happy (King John) in his plays. I am sure he is rolling in his grave laughing now on how many people stick to all his words he wrote just to make some rich monarch happy and to pay him lots of gold.

      • chris m

        The Bible is 98% textually pure. Through all the copying of the Biblical manuscripts of the entire Bible, only 2% has any question about it. Nothing in all of the ancient writings of the entire world approaches the accuracy of the biblical documents.
        The 2 percent that is in question does not affect doctrine. The areas of interest are called variants and they consist mainly in variations of wording and spelling.
        The NT has over 5000 supporting Greek manuscripts existing today with another 20,000 manuscripts in other languages. Some of the manuscript evidence dates to within 100 years of the original writing. There is less than a 2% textual variation in the NT manuscripts.
        Some of the supporting manuscripts of the NT are:
        John Rylands MS written around 130 A.D., the oldest existing fragment of the gospel of John.
        Bodmer Papyrus II (150-200 A.D.)
        Chester Beatty Papyri (200 A.D.) contains major portions of the NT.
        Codex Vaticanus (325-350 A.D.) contains nearly all the Bible.
        Codex Sinaiticus (350 A.D.) contains almost all the NT and over half of the OT.

  • Lucifer’s daughter

    I’d love to have that number. It’s brought me nothing but pleasure. \m/ Hail Satan!

    • VanillaStar

      It brought you nothing but pleaseure right!! Your full of shit Lucifer’s daughter!! You will burn in hell! You otta be ashamed of yourself!! Make me sick. I’m glad he gave you pleaseure cuz in the end you will BURN BURN BURN…then you’ll say I told you so!!! Have a GREAT time in HELL!

  • Rob

    Silly christians.

  • Diamond Jim

    As someone who works in HR, I disagree with Larry. HRIS systems are a pain in the butt and these errors happen all the time…or at least they could. I’m sure it could be malicious as well but I doubt it. In all seriousness, the folks in HR are probably happen to see him go…sounds like a nut job.

  • DP

    Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Cuckoo!
    I’m sorry but the only thing that has power over you is what you allow.
    I understand the religious significance but his reasoning is quite illogical. If you are a true believer there is nothing to fear but God himself. The Devil has power over you.

    • IMBlessed

      AMEN! The devil does have a mark, but we humans have not been shown it yet. These digits are just numbers and nothing else. God has His children in His hand and there is nothing to fear. Fear shows lack of FAITH.

  • Cynthia

    That’s the right thing to do.

    • Robin

      Maybe the number keeps coming back because he IS the devil!

    • nedmorlef

      drug testing is the mark of the beast. you are convinced in your forehead and sign/hand it over with your right hand and you can’t buy,sell or trade w/o a job.

    • Rich Maher

      Get over yourself

    • Andrew

      So what is your point? You point out the numbers 777 as if you are a skeptic but then you quote scripture as if you believe. What are you?

  • Jeremy

    I wonder what this guy would do if he found a noose with the number 777 enscribed on it. I’m really curious where the line is drawn. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure the Bible clearly defines this…

    Revelation 13:16-18
    “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads”

    and again here…

    Revelation 14:9
    “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his MARK in his forehead, or in his hand”

    and once again, here…

    Revelation 20:4
    “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his MARK upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years”

  • CD

    That # gave you a paycheck…shouldnt you just be happy you have a job!

  • Nolan wagner

    REALLY?! this is news?
    Theres people out there with stories that are way more important/interesting than this guy being scared of a number.

  • C.S.

    Maybe this guy was just looking for an excuse to quit his job. I had a phone number with 666 in it for over 18 years and never went to hell for it.

    • Nance

      You are not dead yet – duh!

    • fernanod

      you never died either , so how you know you never went to hell

    • Dave

      Not yet…

  • Kimmers

    I so hope Madeleine is about to come back home. Even this Mother wants her back where she belongs. Best wishes!

    • Kimmers

      Oops. I posted my comment on the wrong story.
      I bought a small steak for dinner just because it was $4.20.

  • Takethat

    People these days will try to justify using the bible for anything thing. Oh God said to hit my kids, repent Im clear, God told me to quit my job etc. Well I hate to tell you but in logical and rational minds Id say this guy and others sound Schizophrenic. The Heavenly father talks to me well in the old days you would be wearing the hug me jacket LOL

  • mayomi

    thank God you did not accept the number and God will open grearter doors of job opportunities for you. For the scoffers, hope it will not be too late before they accept the truth bcos the end is at hand and the events of antichrist are everywhere.

    • http://Yahoo Pam

      This person sounds like another nut!

    • nikki

      You are so full of it. NO WHERE in the bible does it say ANYTHING about the numbers 666 condemning you, or making you agree with the devil. You’re a fool. Besides why would the devil want his old fat self? Delusion of grandeur anyone? Get over yourself and quit trying to speak for God. Now some young able bodied person who needs work can get a job. I say good riddance.

  • Rob

    Dumba**! Is it tattooed on your forehead or the back of your hand? No. You’re good, now get back to work. For a Christian, he sure doesn’t know much about the Bible.

    • Andrew

      Stay away from that number it is a terrible number. Satan is real.

  • Jeff

    I really don’t think this is a coincidence. It seems to me that someone in human resources is messing with this guy. Easy target, too.
    BTW, is typing 666 evil at all?

  • Donamarie

    IMHO, I’ve heard of folk with a fear of the number 13, but, a fear of 666 is a new one on me. I would NEVER hire this guy back, he is playing with a deck of fifty one in my opinion.

  • L TOOLEY

    OH MY GOD !! THIS GUY AND MOST OF THE COMMENTS MAKE THE TALIBAN LOOK LIKE RHODES SCHOLARS……

    • mrs

      Rev 13:16 in the Holy Bible tells you the mark is 666

  • Michele

    666 is not the mark of the beast. It is old religion folklore. It must be nice just to up and quit a job. He better not apply for unemployment. Ignorance is bliss. I am a minister and this guy’s ignorance give religion a bad name. He needs to read the Bible again,

    • Badd

      Michele – if you’re a minister you should have knowledge of what the bible says. Revelation 13:18 says let him who has understanding count the number of the beast for it is the number of a man and his number is six hundred three score and six (666). You are right about one thing. The number is NOT the mark. Neither will the mark be a physical one.

    • Andrew

      I seriously doubt you are a minister. The bible is clear about this number. What kind of minister are you? If you are a minister and you deny what scripture says about the numbers 666 you are lost.

    • chris m

      The Bible is saying that the future antichrist will have a name that, when written in Greek, will have a numeric equivalent of 666.

  • Brianna2609

    How this story made headlines is beyond me. People who are that willing to quit their job over a superstition shouldn’t get sympathy. It would be just as ridiculous if I decided to take a job because their address was 777, or the company vehicle had 777 in the license plate, or whatever. I can’t believe this sort of logic is still controlling some people’s lives in this day and age.

  • Andrew

    I have to say, as a spiritual satanist, this is just another public stunt to spread to the word of god… All over his back. I’ve been a satanist for 12 years. Nothing but joy, love and fun. I have been depressed long since I was a kid. Now, with Satan by my side, I’ve never been happier. Considering Mark of the Beast as an evil symbol is natural now-a-days but without 3rd party reseach, you will only know what your told is the truth rather than go see for yourself. It is actually the other way around. 666, is symbolic for the Age of Aquarius, for this is when he will rule again. Bringing joy to the world, cleansing the eyes of the ‘blind’ and freeing us all from the harsh and hateful reality of modern earth. Have Joyful day! =]

    • Oro Blanco

      Oh, quit it.

  • Velouria

    LOL! Even if the “666″ thing were totally 100% True, what does that have to do with a random number on a tax form?

  • Cindy

    :O I’m domed!!!! I make 16.66hr if u add up my hours for a week that’s 666.40 & my state refund this year was 666.00 I better end it all now lol

  • dave

    Does this guy really think that God would want him to quit his job and stop supporting his family because of a number??

  • Rich Maher

    Another goofy Jesus-Freak. These people are pathetic.

  • matthew 2424

    666 is the number of the beast Satan I suggest that the pastor read his bible again this man is right I would have not accepted it either… regardless.. God has a better job for him he will be taken care of…. Read revelation in the Bible.. Many folks go about getting tatoos and fornicatiing and commiting adultry stealing and lying, homonning, killing folks all of these will send yu straight to hell if you don’t stop and repent,, homosexuals will go straight to hell too no exceptions folks,,, come clean or stay away dirty…

    • nikki

      You are so full of it! Business don’t even like hiring religious people cause of all your ridiculous rules, dummy you need a job not them! Show me where in the bible it says being ok with 666 being stamped on a w2 will send you to hell. Show me where it says doing ANYTHING with 666 will send you to hell? He doesn’t deserve a job and he BETTER NOT FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT.

    • janet

      Guess I better kill myself then cause that is my birthdate lol

    • nikki

      You worry about you. I’ll worry about me. You don’t speak for God. Jesus said watch out for false prophets who spew hatred and bigotry in my name. Hmm sounds just like you!

    • Velouria

      What in Satan’s name is “homonning”??

  • http://Facebook.com/AbuNdstruktable Abu

    Ive won thousands of dollars of the years off the number 666 untill last year when I missed it – first time in six years – im cursed!!!!!

    • NYGramma

      Oh Wahhhhh! He was mad and quit his job. I hope he doesn’t have a family to feed. What an idiot.

  • jenn

    Some of you dont get why he quit his job. It was the POINT! He told them not to, they did, and than someone thought it would be cute or smart a** to stamp it in red on his w-2s.. as a joke. knowing how he felt about it. Thats the point here. He was mad…

    • Kate

      A separate company, that also handles the payroll for the company this moron worked for, are the ones that handled the W-2 forms. Meaning it is in no way connected to the people he talked to have his number to clock in with changed. Also, W-2′s are stamped in the order they are made and not with random numbers. His W-2 was the six hundred and sixty-sixth one made. End of story. There is no one doing anything on purpose here it is just a moron being a moron.

  • Jesus H. Christ

    What a fucking dumbass. Is this guy really a grownup? The problems caused by his silly superstitious nonsense are of his own making. I’ll save my pity for people with real problems, not those who base their lives on a book of fables written by Bronze Age sheep herders.

  • lui

    666 is the mark of the beast.. be aware. this calls for wisdom.. the beast the the u.s. we are all fucked..

  • VanillaStar

    YOU ALL WHO THINK 666 IS GREAT! YOU FULL OF SHIT!! ALL OF YOU. AND TO SATANS DAUGHTER..LOL WHAT A JOKE…YOU WILL BURN BURN BURN IN HELL…WHEN YOU DO-YOU CAN SAY I TOLD YOU SO!! THE MORE PLEASURE HE GIVES YOU THE MORE YOU WILL PAY FOR IT LATER!! JESUS IS #1. DON’T FORGET SATAN WAS ONCE AN ANGEL..BUT GOD HAD AND STILL DOES HAVE MORE POWERS THAN HIM! GO TO HELL. I’LL LAUGH AT YOU LATER!!

    • jenn

      There is no point in arguing with them. They will hide behind their computers and rant regardless.

    • Alisha

      You are laughing while telling someone they will go to hell? I really hope you don’t consider yourself a christian. Because it is people like you who make us look bad. You are the reason people can’t feel free to speak about Christ because the loudest ones are often the worst example.

      • Vanilla Star

        GO AWAY!!! LOL… oh ya, 666 is the DEVIL. it’s a FREE country…for now..so i can say whatever i want!! AND YES I AM A CHRISTIAN! TILL I DIE! 666 IS NOT OK. OK, PEOPLE MIGHT GET IT FOR CELL #’S..OK IT HAPPENS..BUT THE DEVIL DOES NOT HELP YOU! AND YES WHOEVER IS FOR THE DEVIL..BURN BURN BURN..AND YES I WILL LAUGH!! LOL LOL LOL WHAT R U GONNA DO ABOUT IT? KEEP GOIN ON AND ON AND ON…I’M NOT! JESUS SAVES DEVIL LIES AND MUCH MORE! BE HAPPY WITH HIM NOW BUT IN THE END…I’LL BE IN A BETTER PLACE. GOD WILL JUDGE ME-NOT THE DEVIL YOU LOOSER!! AND YES JENN THEY WILL HIDE!! HAHA I’M OUT! HAVE FUN. GOD IS GREAT!

        • Lauren

          Oh, Vanilla Star, quit being a troll

        • Alisha

          If I’m looser, I guess you are tighter? Moron. You probably won’t even get that.

        • Alisha

          And just try to think how you will answer to God for laughing while his children are burning.

        • whatever floats your boat

          @Vanilla Star…Are you a member of the Westboro Baptists? No, really, I’m serious. They are crazy religious wack-jobs & you seem to fit right into that category. For one thing, you type in CAPITAL letters. Anyone who does that is either crazy or stupid….or both. And you sound like one of those nuts that have read the “Left Behind” series and actually believes in “The Rapture,” which is a misnomer. The authors of the book series MADE IT UP….Sure they got the idea from the Bible, but it was taken out of context. I have to say though, its people like you who make people like me into non-believers, so thanks for that. And yeah, I’m going to hell and burn while you laugh, blah, blah, blah…..You should ask your doctor to up your happy pill dose because you seem very angry…Oh and crazy.

    • Alisha

      You’re laughing as you’re telling someone they are going to go to hell? You should realize that’s not modeling appropriate Christian behavior. That is not a righteous thing to say, but self-righteous. You make Christians look bad by posting comments like that, as though we are all judgmental hypocrites damning others left and right. It doesn’t work that way. It’s the devil’s work to say that’s the Christian way.

    • jackie

      cant burn in hell if we already living there

    • james

      chill “person”, chill. u must be one that goes a wild type of church that takes everything literal. have a good day

  • J

    Ascribing taboo magickal powers to a number (eg a symbol) merely reinforces the fear that people hold it in and GIVES IT POWER. Look up tulpas or egregores for more information.

    • jenn

      He did, they did it again.. He told them again. They fixed it again. Than some idiot stamped it on his W-2s to be funny.

      • Lauren

        I doubt they put 666 on his W-2 to be funny. Quite frankly, he doesn’t sound smart enough to be out in the workforce to begin with.

    • NYGramma

      What action? It’s a random number. It means nothing.

  • Anne Fanucchi

    I do not think I would quit my job because of the number, but I would speak up and let HR or payroll know that I was not happy about it and ask that the action by them not be repeated…..

  • MC

    You have to be kidding me? I should have jumped off a bridge by now. I’m the 6th child, born on the 6th day in the 6th month. I am a Christian and a child of GOD.

  • liz

    Thank science I don’t buy into all that religious mumbo jumbo!

    • james

      i agree with you partly, with the science part, but if there is a man that speaks up someday and says “you must receive this number on your head or hand, dont say i didnt warn you”. you have a good sir

      • http://Yahoo Jojo

        I hear you…but really James, there are real believers who actually have a brain and can sort out the issues. I know so many people who say they’re Christians but do all these superstitious things and believe if they do this/this will happen. God is either in charge of their lives or he isn’t…you know what I mean!!! He will show himself to you if you ask him to. Try to see past the MORONS!!!!!!

    • http://jcwitmer.blogspot.com Jake Witmer

      Amen to that, Liz!

    • Rodney

      Actually Liz most people do not read that portion of the book of Revelation correctly. 666 represents all human governments.

    • Roxy

      Thank you same here, sometimes I am amazed how people can still believe the bible stories. Funny stuff.

  • http://bonjublog.com Catherine Haig

    This worker should be grateful he even had a job. What a dooshebag he is and he’s old to boot. What does he thing? Jobs grow on trees? This is not 1970.