More proof that xtianity is derived through plagiarism and lunacy, not to mention made-up history.
6/66 or 6/16 was gematria. A numbering system of letters (and a history of graffiti!) that warned those newly converted Christians one very important thing at the time: Beware of Nero.
Emperor Nero, an all out poor violinist and weak leader shouted his wishes to kill all Christians, hence the leader called by satan and spilling out all the hypocritical BS in Revelation. Since Christianity is a religion written by rumor and word of mouth, years pass and many associate Nero with devil, devil with violin (a good one), and a human number.
This little girl needs to understand that her preacher is the furthest from an educated person and she should stop thinking that an everyday number negates her relationship with a fictitious deity.
Some of the comments on this story say it best. To paraphrase, as a Christian I say god bless her. Translate that into: as a believer in violent fiction, I say she's right, makes a better understanding of how mental illness is a good factor for any of the sheep.
Here's a question: why wouldn't a person, devout of a god, one who trained to be her best under god, accept the "evil" number and win the race, thus beating her devil?? Oh, I got it. The fear of winning a race with the devil's number on her back would make her a supporter of evil in the eyes of her fellow sheep. Got it.
For more reading: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2245/whats-up-with-666-the-mark-of-the-beast