Remember this?

Of course you do. It was featured on Drudge and just about everywhere, with the typical media sensationalism. Some of us thought: “great photo.” Others thought it was creepy. Still others were annoyed that the media would capitalize on a population that’s already on edge.

Or maybe that’s just me, because I thought all of those things. My annoyance got worse when I saw this headline by The Sun:

“Dawn of Evil?” Really? How annoying. It doesn’t even make sense, really. They could have picked something much more clever, like “The Beast Rises Out Of The Sea,” but I guess that would be too obvious. I figured that somebody over at The Sun who doesn’t really know anything about Daniel 7 or Revelation 13 was simply trying to create a sensational headline to go with a phenomenal photo, and maximize the clicks.

Then, I saw this …

I don’t use gematria. You shouldn’t use gematria. But they use gematria, and the likelihood of them accidentally picking a title that converts to “666” for this picture is zero.

They intentionally picked that title, and I doubt they expect the average Sun reader to figure out why.

So I’m asking you what you think. A clever joke? Sending a message or signal? If so, to whom, and what is the message…?

Oh, by the way, this photo was planned. The photographer knew the eclipse was coming, went out on a boat, and waited for the perfect shot. Nothing nefarious about that. Great work!

But The Sun apparently sat on it for weeks, and released it with this article the week tensions were breaking out between the US and Iran.

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