The tax code of the Beast

Dude, worry about real things, not stuff like this.

666 on tax form makes man quit job to save soul.

Walter Slonopas, 52, resigned as a maintenance worker at Contech Casting LLC in Clarksville after his W-2 tax form was stamped with the number 666.

The Bible calls 666 the “number of the beast,” and it’s often used as a symbol of the devil. Slonopas said that after getting the W-2, he could either go to work or go to hell.

Bob LaCourciere, vice president of sales and marketing for the Revstone Corp., which owns Contech Casting, said that Slonopas’ W-2 was labeled with 666 by the company that handles Contech’s payroll. It refers to the order in which the forms were mailed out, he said.

Slonopas, though, said he has no interest in suing anyone. All he wants is for his former employer to give him a new W-2 without a Satanic number on it. Otherwise, he said, he can’t file his taxes.

Ah, good ol’ 666, the number of the beast. So many superstitous unfounded and irrational beliefs to what is just a number like any other number. 666: Interpretation of the number of the beast from The Book of Revelation.

The rest of the article notes that he was assigned this number for other work-related items and didn’t like that either. He thinks that if he quit, God would take care of him.

At least the company is willing to give in to his demands and give the man a new W-2 with a different number on it. Good day for Slonopas, bad day for rational thought.


  10 comments for “The tax code of the Beast

  1. J
    February 7, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    According to the Book of General Ignorance the actual number of the beast is 616, so once again it seems irony amplifies foolishness.

  2. February 7, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    666 is the CC security code of the beast… It’s also the area code, gym locker, HD Channel and street address of the Beast…

  3. Bobbi Snow
    February 8, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Who’s the dummy here? The guy who takes his Bible literally, or the people who choose to use the number that is so offensive to religious people? Many buildings don’t have a “13th” floor or a “#13” Suite or apartment or office. Granted, I don’t buy the 666, 616 or 13 theory, but when so many others do, action to calm the fears of the faithful seems like a normal thought followed by action. It’s simply good business.

  4. Jim Price
    February 8, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    What you’re suggesting is nothing more than pandering to peoples’ baseless superstitions, and imposing them on everyone. Perhaps we should ban all business on Sundays so as not to offend fundamentalists. And maybe we should ban all business on Saturdays so as not to offend the Seventh Day Adventists.

  5. February 8, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    What?! That’s absurd. I agree with Jim. It makes zero sense to pander to people’s superstition, we’d never get anything done always trying not to offend someone.

  6. February 8, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    I would only stamp things with 666. But only because I’m a relentless bastard.

  7. February 8, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    I have been all over Europe, North America and large parts of Asia and the only place I ever found buildings without a 13th floor was in the Hilton Hotel in Korea. There they did not have a 4th or 13th floor, as is was explained to me, because 13 is unlucky to westerners and the symbol for death and the number 4 in Korean are either the same or similar.

  8. One Eyed Jack
    February 8, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Funny that you mention SDA. I went to a local whole food market a couple weeks back on Saturday. It didn’t dawn on me until I got to the store (closed for the day) that it was a SDA store.

  9. One Eyed Jack
    February 9, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    I find that remark offensive. 😉

  10. jammitweapon
    February 12, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    He better not move to Kansas. Every zip code starts with 666xx. I would move there, but unfortunately they have no 66613.

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