Friday, December 2, 2011

A Mark That is Not a Mark

I came across this article today and as I had discussed some of the issues a long time ago I thought it was worthy of posting.

Salon - Occupy protesters “branded” with UV ink.

Here are a couple of things to consider. Firstly, the protesters were marked with an invisible ink that got under their skin and Secondly, it was used to identify them. Does this not seem creepy to you? Many people are worried about a RFID chip being forced upon them and there are Christians that believe the RFID chip is the Mark of the Beast discussed in Revelations; but, I am not one of them. I am against being chipped by anyone for most reasons; but, it is not a mark.

The word used in the bible is χάραγμα charagma. It means "something graven or sculptured". It means that something is cut into or stamped on the body, not an implant. Here is the difference between an invisible mark and an RFID chip. An RFID chip can monitor you, track where you are and effect your health. A invisible (to the eye) tattoo only works when it is scanned using ultraviolet, it would be used to verify that you were you.

Given the choice between an invisible tattoo and an RFID chip being implanted in you, wish would you prefer? I think most would take the tattoo; but, that is a mark. Personally, I would not take either; but, it is interesting to consider. So why did the police brand these protesters, it should be obvious, to find them later.

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