Russkoe Moloko the milk company owned by a controversial Orthodox Christian activist Vasily Boyko-Veliky explains that the bar codes have long been a sign of the devil due to three hidden sixes.
“It’s long been known that the bar code on all products is one of the prototypes of the mark of the beast—it always contains an invisible three sixes (666), or the name of the Antichrist,” he said.
The belief that that every barcode in the Universal Product Code (UPC-A) has the number 666 embedded in it is not a new one. It is as ridiculous as it sounds but there are many out there who take it way too seriously.
George Laurer the man who designed the bar code tried clearing it up, “There is nothing sinister about this nor does it have anything to do with the Bible’s ‘mark of the beast’ … It is simply a coincidence like the fact that my first, middle, and last name all have 6 letters. There is no connection with an international money code either.”
But who’s listening to him? Not the believers of the myth and definitely not Vasily Boyko-Veliky.
Boyko-Veliky, has previously asked his workers to boycott British goods over the UK Government's support for businesses that ban Christians from openly wearing crosses or crucifixes at work.
If you find that hard to believe, you will probably fall out of your chair when we tell you that in 2010 the gentleman forced anyone who was working for him and ‘living in sin,’ (in other wordswas single and in a sexual relationship) to say their marriage vows before a clergyman or be fired.
“A holy man lives according to God’s rules, and people who follow religious rules are the best employees,” he said.
Well, one can only be fascinated by the man’s conviction- what more?