According to the biblical book of Revelations, the Mark is the digits ’666′ placed upon the bodies of those who serve the Anti-Christ.
You’ve got to admire those classical-era psilocybin mushroom eaters.
According to members of the Virginia House of Delegates (and a few other skeevy folk), the Mark of the Beast is also implanted microchips.
Delegate Mark Cole (he’s a Republican, natch) claims that his bill, which seeks to criminalize involuntary chip implantation, makes a logical leap worthy of Pat Robertson:
“My understanding — I’m not a theologian — but there’s a prophecy in the Bible that says you’ll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times…some people think these computer chips might be that mark.”
(Little do they know that the real Mark of the Beast is everywhere already. What do you think those UPC barcodes are all about?)