Clarksville, TN – A man preparing his taxes found the rather unwelcome “666” on his W-2 form, and decided to both quit his job and not give his due to Uncle Sam this year.
Walter Slonopas received a W-2 from his place of employment, and noticed “666” stamped on the form. For those of you who didn’t pay attention in church, “666” is believed in Christian eschatology to be both the Number of the Beast or the Number of Man, and sometimes thought by some to be the symbol of the Devil and the Antichrist.
MSN reports that Slonopas will not pay taxes this year until he gets a new W-2 sans-Satanic numerology. He has also quit his job.
“If you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil,” he said. He also does not want to make a statement, choosing money over his Christian faith. “God is worth more than money,” he said.
Amazingly, this isn’t the first time Slonopas has had a run-in with the “666.” In 2011, he was assigned time card No. 666 twice, and quit then for a brief period. He returned after the company apologized, reports The Tennessean.
Though he’s not planning on suing Contech, his former place of employment, he is demanding a new W-2 so he can pay taxes, and isn’t going to return to work this time. Despite this, his company will send him a new W-2 and hope he comes back to work. “We’d love to have him back,” said a spokesman.
Whether or not Slonopas decides to return to work doesn’t seem to bother his wife, who said that the couple live frugally. “If my husband makes $10, one goes to God, two go to savings, and we live on seven,” she said. “It’s not that my husband makes $10 and I spend $11.” She believes that God will provide for them.
Have you ever gotten an official document with “666” stamped somewhere on it?