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Mittens of the Beast 02 Feb 2008

Posted by Jessa in Religion.
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Or: Why People Don’t Take the “Left Behind” Crowd Seriously

It starts out innocently enough. A knitter makes pattern for a pair of mittens that incorporate a pocket to accept a subway pass. It’s a great idea – no more fumbling in your purse for the card – just pass your hand over the reader and go.

And then one of the Rapture Ready crowd hears about it and completely misses the point:

Knitting In Preparation For The Mark of The Beast

Arielluria: I thought the subject line would get your attention ;o)…….

I just saw this on the preview of IK Winter issue and it reminded me, I heard on a knitting podcast that people who take subways have been getting their hands embedded with an RFID chip so they don’t have to show a pass!!! On IK Winter there was a pattern for these mittens:


Honestly! It’s sad but it’s prophecy coming true. However, many will take the mark of the beast because they didn’t know God’s Word!

Rev 14:9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,

Rev 14:10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.


Rev 20:4 Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I {saw} the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

For those of you who have a Ravelry ID, you can see the whole thread here. For those who don’t, Subway Knitter (the author of the pattern), has the low-down here.

Have we gotten so paranoid that we see the mark of the beast in everything?



1. nonsenseuponstilts - 22 Nov 2008

LOL, what a mess. I saw a “mittensofthebeast” tag on Ravelry and was totally confused. Thanks for bringing me up to speed on this whole debacle. I found it so funny that I went to my parents (who are religious Christians) and told them the story. They’re still laughing and shaking their heads at the ignorant fundies who give other Christians a bad name.

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