666, the number of imperfection. A joke even.
Are you familiar with Ockham’s Razor? It’s a fancy way to say that for whatever problem, the simplest solution is most likely to be the correct one. What could be a simpler explanation that it was just a joke.
I did a google search and the search returned all of the imagery and weirdness the internet could afford. One of my favorite results was “Pastor with 666 tattoo claims to be divine.” I’ll need to look more closely at David McDonald’s new artwork, but for now, all of the images that my parents tried to shield me from on heavy metal albums in the 80’s seems less satanic and more silly (than 80’s heavy metal already is, granted.)