Should the number 666 be feared?

I’ve noticed many Christians are afraid of the number 666. Is this a rational fear or not?

To be afraid of a number is superstition. We should not fear the number 666 any more than we should fear the number 13.

The common understanding of the number 666 is that it referred to Nero.

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