A video that’s going viral this weekend shows a woman explaining why Monster Energy drinks promote Satan and oppose Christ. The video is getting a lot of attention — but the claims have long been debunked.
The video, shown below, appears to be taken at some sort of demonstration table, where a presenter is explaining the evils of Monster drinks.
- The M in Monster is made up of three Hebrew symbols meaning the number 6 – hence, 666, the mark of the beast.
- Christian cross hidden in the letter o, which turns upside down when drinking.
- Immoral references on cans and boxes, including ‘the f-word’ and ‘MILF.’
- Motto “Unleash the beast” referring to the anti-Christ.
Watch the video, and see the presentation for yourself.
Though the presentation is getting lots of attention, the claims aren’t new. The image below, with the same basic premise, has circulated on Facebook many times.
Hoax-Slayer, calling the warning absurd, points out that the shapes being called a “Vav” on the Monster can actually bear only superficial resemblance to the Hebrew number 6. What’s more, a glance at the letter chart on the image shows that there are symbols that specifically mean 400 and 200 — indicating that the means for printing “666” in Hebrew would more likely use those symbols in conjunction with a Hebrew 6.
The three strokes of the M, in fact, might as easily be said to resemble the Khaf or the Nun — but realistically, they only minimally resemble any of these symbols, and only if one is seeking it.
As far as visual resemblances between letters on the Monster can and letters in other languages goes, though, that “o” could as easily be a Greek letter Phi as a circled cross.
This leaves “unleash the beast” and the potentially offensive terms “MILF” and “BFC.” The former, presumably, would refer more to the drink’s claim to give an energy boost than to demons or the AntiChrist, and the latter, while perhaps offensive to some specifically due to religious beliefs, has little to do with Satan or the Christian God, by any stretch.
Overall, finding the work of Satan in an energy drink can may be exciting, but it’s nothing more than the newest iteration of the conspiracy theories and fear that led to claims in the 1980s that popular rock songs could be played backward to hear Satanic messages. In Rolling Stone, Led Zeppelin vocalist responded perfectly to the idea of sneaking Satanic messages into products this way:
“Who on Earth would have ever thought of doing that? You’ve got to have a lot of time on your hands to even consider that people would do that.”
When it comes to the Satanism theories about the Monster Energy drink logos, the same thing applies — what would be the point?
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