What’s Your Beast Day? November 14, 2009

What’s Your Beast Day?

I got an email from a friend of mine about an upcoming birthday party she’s throwing. She’s about to turn a very special age:

66.6 years old.

That’s cause for a celebration, right? 🙂 She thinks so, and she’s humorously making the best of it, using it as a fundraiser for a favorite cause:

We will further tempt the beast by asking each adult to contribute $16.66, $6.66 for kids. This will go to the Atheists United general fund. If you’d like to bring a personal gift, please express that desire with an additional contribution to Atheists United.

Brian Parra of Atheists United suggests that everyone can do this — Figure out your “Beast Day” and use it to raise money for your favorite cause!

The easiest way to do it is to go [here] and enter your birthday, followed by 66 in the years and 219 days. (Some advanced mathematics — 0.6 times 365 days is 219 days).

My Beast Day is Saturday, October 2, 2049.

I can’t wait.

What’s yours?

It’s a cute tradition to begin among your group of heathenistic friends and there are plenty of causes deserving of your money. Some of you may have a Beast Day coming up soon — might as well celebrate!

(If you’re looking for a good cause, consider the Secular Student Alliance. We’re only $5,000 away from our goal! — See the thermometer on the right sidebar.)

(Thanks to Doug for the link!)


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  • Mike

    Wow, a sad day for math teachers like Hemant if multiplying 2 numbers passes for “advanced mathematics”.

  • rbray18

    my day is wensday august 25 2049.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2040. I’d mark it on my calendar but I’m sure my operating system will change several times over by then and I’ll lose the date.

  • You can’t wait? – Celebrate 666 months. It happens to be 55 and a half years.

  • Epistaxis

    Oh. I didn’t get the pun at first.

  • bigjohn756

    Oops, I missed it. It happened on Thursday, March 31, 2005. Does that mean everyone sends me money?

  • Alec

    Mike, I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be sarcastic, but I can’t be 100% sure (I’m about 99.99% sure though).

    My beast day is Sunday, December *gasp!* 25, 2061.

  • Greg

    Nice! Mine is in 2032. What makes it even better is I was born on the 6th day of the month in ’66. I was born a beast.

  • Karma Jingpa

    Ha ha! My beast day will be my 40th wedding anniversary!!!

  • Meh! Too far away. I’ll have slept between now and then.

  • Sandra S

    My Beast Day should be Wednesday, April 4:th, 2057. Feels wrong to long for that day…

  • MathMike

    June 20th, 2029 which will be a Wednesday. Interesting that I hit the 2% chance (1/49) of having my Beast Day and Birthday fall on the same day of the week. For any real young ones, your Beast Week is at 12.8 years old. At age 55 and 1/2 years old you’ll hit your Beast month. At age 51 years and 3 months you’ll have your 666th full moon of your life.
    If you really want to nerd out on 666, you could look at the equation
    6n^2 + 6n + 6 = (your age) for integer n >= 7
    to find what base your age would convert into the beast number.
    I think I need to go outside for a while. 🙂

  • Stephen P

    OK, and now you can all go and do it properly – with 61.6 instead. Wikipedia explains all. Worth knowing for the next time you feel like baiting a 666-obsessed fundamentalist.

  • mbx24

    Tuesday, April 29, 2064 (66.6), or Wednesday, April 30, 2059 (61.6).

    I never knew the 616 thing. Interesting.

  • BruceH

    My beast day is Monday, July 21, 2036; should I happen to live that long. If so, I hope I’ll be able to contribute 666 dollars to a worthwhile secular group.

  • muggle

    What a cute idea! Think I’ll try and remember that.

    Umm, but Hemant do we share a birthday? My beast day is October 2, 2024. Dude, you must be exactly 25 years younger than me! (Suddenly, I feel old.)

  • Saturday, February 22, 2031

  • ZombieGirl

    Wednesday, June 5, 2058

    I think I’ll celebrate it with my robot buddies.

  • Mine? It’s a very special day.

    My Beast Day is on December 25th, 2057.

    Am I the Anti-Christ? Please say yes.

    That my name is Gabriel just adds to the hilarity.

  • Eliza

    The time & date calculator tells me that Muggle and I can celebrate together on October 2, 2024 (61.6 for me), and then I can celebrate again on October 3, 2029 (66.6). (Hmm, why the 1 day difference when the # of “days” was 219 in both cases? It’s not the leap year in between.) Putting in Hemant’s 66.6 calculation in reverse suggests Hemant’s birthday is one day (and 20 years) before mine, not the same as mine though Muggle got Hemant’s as the same as his/hers. Muggle, are you 2/25 or 2/26?

    Wow, what a sense of human connection from a little exercise about the number of the beast 😉

  • How about starting an atheist tradition where friends, family, work colleges, and of course, fellow atheists would sponsor you to shave your head on that day to look for “the mark of the beast”? (They could even get to draw it in for extra effect?)
    All the proceeds could go to a leukemia based charity?

  • The Devil

    My beast day is my birth date, November 6th, 1966. Whenever I’m in a situation that requires me to state my birth date, I always say eleven, six, sixty-six. It doesn’t seem to have any noticable effect on most people unfortunately, but I have gotten a couple of astonished looks and one poor pharmacist’s tech who said ‘whoa’ and took a step back from the counter.

  • Hal in Howell MI

    December 24, 2015 Is this supposed to be Jerusalem time?

  • muggle

    Whoops, Eliza. Good figuring. He’s the day before me too.

    Cue the eerie music — look at all the heathens who have a beast day on Christmas or Christmas Eve.

    What a riot! I’m jealous. Wish my beast day was on Xmas!

    Or Halloween! Think of the costume you could invent! No, 66.6 years old is not too old to dress up.

  • Um, didn’t I read somewhere that they’ve decided that 616 is actually the mark of the beast? Sorry to poop on your parties 😀
    Oh yeah, here.

  • Matt D

    27 May 2037.

    I feel a bit on the old side too.

    So many young atheists out there – maybe there is hope for us after all!

    as for the 666 vs 616 thing…I think we should rightly claim what is ours. 666 is way cooler and what would a Xian know about the dark side anyway??

    I echo what Eliza said about the human connection this has generated – makes me feel all warm and gooey

  • Sive

    Mine is Sunday, July 4, 2049

    Ironically this is also my husband’s actual birthday.

  • muggle

    I’m with Matt D on the 666 vs. 616 thing…

    Um, since the “Devil” isn’t real does any inaccuracy matter? So let’s stick with the cool one. I know I’m always faulting religionists for this but may I hypocritcally say…

    TRADITION!!!!