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Eternal damnation or unemployment? A Georgia factory worker chose the latter.
Billy Hyatt was fired from a plastics factory job at Pliant Corp. after he refused to wear a sticker with 666, which boasted that the factory had been accident free for 666 days.
He believed the number would cause him to “accept the mark of the beast and be condemned to hell.”
He’s seeking punitive damages and back pay in a federal lawsuit.

Bill Hyatt, New York Post 80 Comments [11/28/2011 4:11:02 AM]
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Submitted By: whoanelly
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tmarcl

@dfmfundies

And as noted elsewhere in the comments, he had an option: take day #666 off.

So, according to you he has three options:

1) Lose a day of income.
2) Lose his job.
3) Do something that goes against his beliefs.

Let's flip this around, and see if you can see why that's not a good set of options:

A kid is in school back when mandated school prayer was legal. He has three options:

1) Not engage in prayer, and risk being punished, ridiculed and/or bullied.
2) Miss a day of school
3) Do something that goes against his beliefs.

Just because we may not agree with this guys beliefs doesn't mean that he shouldn't be accorded the same respect we expect to be given ourselves. If it would be wrong to force an atheist to attend a prayer event, it is equally wrong to force a theist to do something that goes against his religious beliefs.

Granted, I'm kind of on the fence as to whether this happened at all, but the sentiment is still valid.



12/8/2011 1:16:17 PM

Caf

I think he was actually fired because God hates him for wearing the actual number of the Beast (you know, 616) without complaint.

2/3/2012 10:34:13 PM

Saringuy

retarded superstition... but still, firing the dude is too harsh imo...

5/5/2012 11:33:21 AM

SpaceWhaleSpacePetunias

Factory Guy: "Goddamn it, it's just a sticker, wear it already!"
Factory Staff: "Goddamn it, it's just a sticker, he doesn't need to wear it!"

It appears that every party involved had a serious case of the dumbs.

8/9/2013 4:05:58 PM

JW

I wonder if he happily wore the 616-sticker.

4/2/2014 2:39:30 AM
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