Let him who hath understanding recon the number of the beast, For it is a human number.<quoted text>
A beast is a creature without higher thought. It exists in the here and now only.
Numbers have been worshiped for a long time. You have the Kabbalah, theologians once pondered how many angels on the head of a pin, and now you have theoretical physicists counting universes.
Does this sound like something without higher thought and reason?
Does the Idea of the most perfect angel confuse you you with something that is inferior? Does the Idea of Enlightenment , confused you with the darkness your god wishes you to be in?
The light bearer is the one you fear. In the light you can see, in darkness you will dwell without the light.