Creationists hate Halloween — see Jack Chick and Halloween — 2013. Ol’ Hambo’s AIG inspired us to write Halloween: The Creationist Viewpoint, and ICR wrote The Devil And Halloween. Your Curmudgeon likes Halloween, mostly because the creationists don’t. So to all holy wackos out there, your Curmudgeon says … Boo!
Not only is today the day for celebrating Halloween, but this year the holiday’s date is numerically unique. How is it unique? You’ve come to the right place, because only your Curmudgeon has the insight to perceive these things. Read on, and learn.
We’ve had several posts in the past about dates with consecutive numerical sequences (e.g., Ten-Eleven-Twelve Day). This year we’ll have another of those. Eleven-Twelve-Thirteen Day is coming. Such dates occur only in the early years of each century.
If one writes dates American style, the coming day of sequential numbers will be November 12, 2013. Written European style the sequential date will be 11 December 2013. Either way, a date with three consecutive numbers is coming, and this is the last time it will happen this century. Well, there will be December 13, ’14 (American style), but that will be the end of it. European style, 12-13-14 won’t exist because there’s no thirteenth month, so the sequentially numerical date approaching soon (in November or December) is the last one that can be appreciated everywhere.
Not only that. This year the sequentially numbered date ends with thirteen, and you know how significant that number is! (If not, see the Wikipedia article on 13). So today is Halloween in the last year this century that has a sequential date for everyone, and in the one year in which the date ends with thirteen. How amazing is that?
Now that you know this Halloween is unlike any other you are likely to experience in your lifetime, consider this: What are the odds? Aha — gotcha! You didn’t see that coming, did you? Not only is this Halloween a dreaded day for ICR, AIG, Jack Chick, and other creationists, it’s also of incomparable significance for the Discoveroids. The odds against this constellation of events are astronomical! It’s literally dripping with Complex Specified Information — and that’s how to reliably detect intelligent design in nature. Yes, dear reader, today is proof of the existence of the intelligent designer — blessed be he! — and it’s also proof that Darwinism is doomed!
But wait — there’s more. This coming Sunday we’re all required to reset our clocks, due to the annual end of Daylight saving time. We’re previously written about this tyrannical mandate, which (in the US) is the result of the Uniform Time Act — an intolerable governmental intrusion into our lives which upsets the natural order of things twice a year. See Creationism and Daylight Saving Time.
So there you are, dear reader. We have a confluence of three unrelated phenomena — Halloween (in the year twenty thirteen), the century’s last sequentially numbered date 11-12-13 (on November 12 or 11 December), and reversal of daylight saving time — all compressed into a short space of time which won’t come again for another hundred years. The creationists dread it, the numerologists dread it, and so too does your Curmudgeon. How’s that for a coincidence? Again, we urge you to ponder — what are the odds against such a constellation of events?
Some of you may be wondering: How does the Curmudgeon write stuff like this? We can’t help it. This is how we think. Yes, it’s weird, but then … why do you hang around here? Anyway, happy Halloween!
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