Do many people have Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia and believe that each time they see the number 666 something bad will happen?
Quick definition; Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia- Fear of the number 666. I was raised a Catholic and the Book of Apocalypse of St.John (Book of Revelation 13:16-18 to …Protestants) says that the number 666 was the marked of the beasts When I was a child and whenever I was misbehaving, my elders will always tell if me, if I don't stop misbehaving, the beasts will get me. I became paranoid, having nightmares at night. and I do the sign of the cross myself. As I grew older, I found out that these beasts are just mythological construct and have no reality. I then overcame this unfounded fear of beasts. I also overcame my fear of burning in hell, devils, (bad) witches, ogre, monsters, fear of god, etc. As one famous American President (?) said. "There's nothing to fear, but fear itself." And what is the cause/s of this fear? Answer; Ignorance. Best way to conquer your fear/s is to understand it. Btw, Ignorance does not mean stupidity. Ignorance mean lack of knowledge, or simply we do not know. The more we know, the less we fear. I'm now able to sleep soundly at night. Answer There are different types of knowledge that bring deliverance. Another in this case would be knowledge of the greater power of almighty God to deliver His own from fear. 'I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.' (MORE)