The bus route number 666 will no longer travel to Hell
In Poland, after complaints from Christians, a popular tourist bus route called "666" that ran from the village of Karwia to Hel has been renamed. Believers were outraged that "666" supposedly represents the "number of Satan," and the name "Hel" is associated with the English word "Hell."
According to onet.pl, the private carrier "PKS Gdynia" announced a renumbering of the line 666, which traveled to Hel. The carrier's announcement stated, "This year, we're turning the last six upside down!"
As a result, the new name for the route will be "669." This decision sparked controversy in the comments. The line number was contentious because, in the view of some, it "offended the Christian order." However, many Poles were outraged by this decision, emphasizing that many tourists traveled from abroad to take photos and ride bus route "666" to Hel.
It all started in 2018 when believers were upset about the name of the popular route and demanded its renaming, emphasizing that Poland is a religious state. This was because the number 666 is associated with the "Number of the Beast," which is identified with Satan (a term that designates one of the characters in Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation), and the name "Hel" is associated with the English word "hell," meaning "hell." It is noted that the "666" route had been in operation for almost 20 years.
Since 2018, the editorial staff of fronda.pl demanded a change in the route number. They claimed that it was a "threat to the Christian order of the Polish state and its foundations, and therefore the good of all of us."
"To present the reality of eternal damnation as something amusing in any form is simply foolish. Hell is a real place of extreme despair and pain, where unfortunate souls who reject God's love end up. There can be no greater catastrophe for a person. Hell is a denial of humanity. It is eternal death and suffering. One can only laugh at this reality when one simply does not understand what it is about. Is it appropriate for the private company PKS Gdynia to contribute to spreading this kind of scandal - trivial, but underestimated?" argued the fronda.pl editorial staff in the article "Satanic Idiocy at Hel."
As reported by The Gaze, the replacement of road signs with the old spelling of Kaliningrad and the Kaliningrad Oblast has begun on Polish roads after a decision by a government commission to approve the new variant - Krulevets and Krulevetska Oblast, respectively.
In total, incorrect spellings of Kaliningrad and the oblast are present on 26 road signs, which are planned to be replaced by mid-June. Some signs will be completely replaced, while others will have the correct name applied as a sticker.