As radio frequency identification devices (RFID) become a daily part of the electronic age, the technology is increasingly coming under fire for allegedly being the mark of Satan. The technology is fast becoming a part of passports and payment cards and is widely expected to replace bar-code labels on consumer goods.
A group of community farmers, some of them Amish, are now challenging rules requiring the tagging of livestock with RFID chips, saying the devices are a “mark of the beast.”
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17
The farmers’ lawsuit, brought by the Virginia-based Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and some of its 1,400 members, seeks to block enforcement of the National Animal Identification System. Some of the group’s members so staunchly oppose the program that “they may have to quit farming,” according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit also claims the program places a financial burden on small farmers and that the U.S Department of Agriculture has failed to show “any rational relationship to or causal link with animal disease control.”
Source: Wired Blog Network