This calls for wisdom. Whoever is intelligent can figure out the meaning of the number of the beast, because the number stands for the name of someone. Its number is 666.
13, 1 and 3 stand for one equilateral triangle, and 18 for half of 36, one-half circle, one-half complete. 1+3=4 and 1+8=9, which yields 4:9. Four nines equal 36, a complete circle, a wholeness. A visual representation of these numbers produces one equilateral triangle and a half-drawn circle inside and on top of a full circle.
without the heads
6/6/6 are the numbers of three internal angles of an equilateral triangle. Three points, projecting at three directions without the complement opposites to balance its scale, a one-edged sword (one-sided perspective), an incomplete half of the key that belonged to David.
6+6+6=18. 18 is half of 36, one half-complete circle. As we have observed in drawing a triangle, the passage of time is a necessary process for things to come into form. To conclude a perspective without considering the opposite point of view is an incomplete judgment. The mistake that is often made by immature youth. But that's the advantage of being young, for time is on your side to build up an additional triangle to balance the scale. Nevertheless, do not stray too far because, in the final judgment, it's you that has to face up to the consequence of your deeds.
Mark of the Beast
The most important trait that distinguishes humans from other animals is our self-awareness, and with it the capacity to discern good and evil in our actions. The act of good is to do unto others what we like to have done unto us. The act of evil is to do unto others what we do not want to have done unto us. To do unto others what we do not want others to do unto us, willfully, are the deeds of those without a moral balance to discern good and evil in their action. The ones whose motivating power has not mature beyond the instinctual urges that we share with the beasts of the field. That is the mark of not yet evolved human beings.
The Inner Reaches of Outer Space
They are the centers of the basic urges, furthermore, that mankind shares with the beasts—namely 1. to survive alive by feeding on other lives 2. to generate offspring, and 3. to conquer and subdue. Unrestrained by any control system, these become devastating, as the history of the present century surely tells. For as declared in the Indian Arthaśāstra, "Textbook of on the Art of Winning": "When uncontrolled by virtue (Dharma) and the big stick (danda), men become wolves unto men."
Many of us may not willfully act out such transgression against others, but the potential for such acts of evil is inherent in every one of us. To identify the name of the individual, a historical or a present, as The Antichrist and deny one's own potential for the same evil that lay dormant within such a person is either naive or vain. Naivety, as we know, is the lack of wisdom, and vanity, a form of pride, is the quality that inhibits the person from seeing beyond what they presume to know. Furthermore, when one is blind to one's own attributes, good or bad, one forgoes the possibility of integrating them into one's personality, only to have it lurking in the shadow.
It's not easy to distinguish those with evil intentions, for the devil does not come to us slithering as a serpent nor with horns on his head. However, be wary of those who proclaim to have the answer to eradicate the problem in our society. The wise know that we are all contributors to the problem as we are the providers of the solution. To eradicate the problem in our society could only mean to eliminate us, you and me. Moreover, those who classify "the other" as the cause of the problem are, by their disposition, excluding themselves from the scale of responsibility. That is the spirit of the antichrist operating inside the individual.
The gradient between good and evil is wide and vague, but yet, for every individual, it is divided by a single point, the even-ing point on your individual pair of scales.