Re: Christ (oops!) bloody religion again???
Okay, so according to the (translated, transliterated, probably largely MUNGed) legend,
"The Mark of the Beast" (*tm) is applied to:
A) The right hand.
B) The forehead.
Taking into account the difficulty in translating Sanskrit / Arameic into English, this plausibly implicates mobile phones, wristwatches, baseball caps, gloves, jewellery, hair, inoculation scars, lobotomies etc... etc... as "The Mark of the Beast" (*tm).
Given the way a lanyard is worn, it's a weak argument at best, to deny that all these other contrivances could be "The Mark of the Beast" (*tm) and cry foul over this one thing which (quite rightly) makes you feel uneasy.
Don't know where I'm going with this, but, yeah, anyway.
Down with this sort of thing!
Both the unneccesary surveillance and the mumbo-jumbo.