Friday, August 24, 2012

The Mark of the Beast and the School Lunch

You can't make this stuff up.

A school in Florida has been having difficulty tracking who eats lunch and who doesn't. The solution? A palm vein scanner that allows the school to accurately track who goes through the lunch line each day and who does not. It is an example of technology being used in the education world.

But . . . there are those parents who object because they see it as the mark of the beast. Parents fearful that there children will be marked with 666 are reacting.

Mamie Sonnier said she is very angry and disappointed about it.
"As a Christian, I've read the Bible, you know go to church and stuff," said Sonnier. "I know where it's going to end up coming to, the mark of the beast. I'm not going to let my kids have that."
The school has over 1000 students and Principal Charles Caldarera believes the palm vein scanner will reduce errors in the lunchroom.  The school will know who eats lunch and who does not, thus will only charge the parents for the lunches the student does eat.
"We are so large," said Caldarera. "With an elementary school, they all come through line, and most of them eat here. It would make us more efficient and more accurate. We've had parents complain in the past, because they felt like their children weren't eating, that we assigned them a charge for the day, and they might have been right."

Here is a video of the news report. Happy Friday!

HT: God Discussion


  1. This post tells me 1 fact. You are not familiar with the white, Prot part of the US south. This is very common down here.

    We're mainly dispensationalists and as such, often see these types of things as potential satanic activity.

    I know guys who have never allowed their paychecks to be electronically sent to a bank over this very issue.

    She's just saying what lots of white southern Prot Christians believe. Not unusual at all.

    I disagree with her eschatology,interpretations and views on this technology, but, this is everyday here. If you're a white southern Christian, you hear this stuff daily, including "don't abandon Israel", etc.

    They're all expecting the dispensational rapture any day now, 7 years of trib, etc.

    I said, "white part" of southern Prot Christians because the black Christians have entirely different views of the state and these issues.

  2. I'm not a fundamentalist but do think that this speaks to the technologisation of our culture - which is demonic.

    I don't think this is a big example of reduction of people to the impersonal but it is one - for instance the kids could be cared for by teachers who know them - and so would be personal.