Religious RFID?

September 13, 2004

RFID has a long way to go to convince everyone: "The people say no" recently ran a report on companies with technologies that involve implanting RFID chips under people's skin or inside a bracelet. The issue has united people with fairly strong religious beliefs and libertarian privacy advocates. [...] Nearly every reader who wrote about the story expressed outrage and disdain.[...]

A large number of letters [...] asserted that human RFID tags are a demonic tool. Several pointed out that in the Bible, Revelations 13:16-17 read: "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 that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
It's hard to argue against fundamentalists of any belief, but interestingly, in the 1990ies' European Union debate in Norway, religious politicians labelled the European Union "The Beast"... I guess there's symbolism everywhere you look, if you want to find it.

(via and eric)

Posted by andersja


The RFID chip is pushing us to a new seperation of people in the United States. We must make a move now to stop this technology before we tear our country apart.

This chip will ONLY have dangerous consequences.


Posted by: John Bonnie at January 28, 2005 05:43 PM

I question those who claim to be "Christians" who oppose this technology if they really are true Christians, or if they really know what the heck they're doing. It has been foretold in the Bible, there's no amount of protesting can change it or prevent it from happening. This is what is destined to happen. Anticipate its complete implementation and better hope you are prepared. for you know, if you read the Bible, that if you witness all of this taking place, you know you "missed the Boat."

Posted by: Eric E. at October 2, 2005 01:54 AM
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