I seriously do not believe that "the mark" will be taken without people knowing exactly what it is and why they are getting it. Lets say that the government starts requiring people to get this medical chip implanted for the purpose of keeping medical records accurate and up to date. Then a year down the road after the rapture the anti-christ comes out and says that anyone who has this chip has recieved the mark unknowingly. That kind of thinking is just ludicrous.
No other posters were flamed, ridiculed, persecuted, belittled, berated, judged or otherwise in the making of the above-posted reply. It is with respect all are asked to observe this and to provide the same courtesy bestowed upon those who have posted and those who will post. Yada, Yada, doublespeak and so forth!