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Just who is the anti-Christ, anyway? Everyone from Gorbachev (remember him) to Ronald Reagan (he doesn't remember you) has been pegged as the bad boy of the Bible, the dirty reaper: that old 666. The New York Times finally has a definitive answer. Fueled perhaps by the success of Internet junkie Pierre Salinger, NYT writer Trip Gabriel (nom de plume, if we've ever seen one) trolled net waters and found... BILL GATES. In a profile of the Microsoft Antichrist which is otherwise the standard blow-job of the genre ("Catching Up With Bill Gates!"), Trip reports that "an Internet search of the name 'Bill Gates' brings back numerous 'proofs' that he is the Antichrist." It sounds plausible to us. From the web pages of Paul Falstad and Fredrik Lundstrom, here are the proofs:
Warning! Bill Gates (the president of the Microsoft Corp., USA) may be the next Antichrist:
Revelation 13:18 says: "Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666."
The real name of the Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III), where "III" means the order of third (3rd.)
By converting the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values (which are used in computers) you will get the following:
B I L L G A T E S 3
66+73+76+76+71+65+84+69+83 +3 = 666
Daniel 7:23 says: Thus he said: The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on Earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole Earth, Trample it and break it in pieces.
Current history knows three Antichrists: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, The Pope. Is the fourth beast Microsoft Corp., which represents the power of money?
Revelation 13:16 and 13:18 says: "He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads. And that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."