The 6-6-6 Taboo

June 5, 2006 -- 7:30 PM CDT

JONESBORO, AR -- June 6, 2006, has some expectant mothers worrying about the 6-6-6 taboo.

Andrea Roark was scheduled for a Caesarean section on that date, but she rescheduled.

"When she found out that it was going to be 6-6 of 06, she didn't want to have her baby on that day," said Dr. Norbert Delacey of the NEA Women's Clinic.

Roark said that she doesn't want her child to have a birthday that represents Satan's number.

Doug Doggett, Vice President of Marketing for St. Bernard's Hospital, said that June 6 is just another day.

"I think if you look at the calendar, it's not 6-6-6, its 6-6-2006," he said.  "I think when a new mom holds a baby in her arms, she forgets all about the date."

Roark is a little superstitious, and said she's uncomfortable with the 6-6-6 thought, but Pastor Stan Ballard of Nettleton Baptist Church said there's no need to worry.

"There are people who hear little bits and pieces from time to time and get superstitious," he said.  "They become superstitious because they know the number 6-6-6 is significant biblically."

The struggle with good vs. evil and 6-6-6 started in Revelation 13:18.

"Revelations 13:18 reads:  'Here's wisdom, let him that have understanding count the numbers of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six,'" said Ballard.

Some may be superstitious and worry, but June 6, 2006, is just another day.