God-fearing villagers snub "satanic" bar codes
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A hundred residents of a Russian village have refused to switch to new passports because they believe the documents' bar codes contain satanic symbols, state television reported Wednesday.
I guess they just won't go anywhere now, will they? (Maybe they don't care. It's easier to believe this stuff when you don't have money to go anywhere anyway.)
"We believe these new passports are sinful," Valentina Yepifanova, an elderly resident of the village Bogolyubovo, told Rossiya television as she clutched an old, tattered passport she said she wanted to keep.
Well, I wonder how rapidly her mind would change should a disaster come and she needed that evil passport to get to a safe place?
"They have these bar codes and people say they contain three sixes. We are against that."
Some residents of Bogolyubovo, which means "God-loving" in Russian, have also stopped collecting their pensions at the local post office because the payment slips also have bar codes that might contain the mark of the devil, Rossiya TV reported.The last part of this is so sad...they would go without their money they need to live because of a superstitious belief? Incredible!