One of the most important goals of white Christians is to have superior knowledge of the Bible as compared to their fellow believers. To gain an edge on those who merely read the most popular passages, many white Christians will become experts on the Bible's numeric symbolism.
Unfortunately, almost every number up to one hundred has some sort of spiritual meaning, making memorization quite difficult. Also, the application of this spiritual meaning easily devolves into semi-mystical obsession. The white Christian who embraces numeric symbolism soon finds himself trying to determine the exact location of the Garden of Eden by counting the verses in Lamentations and plugging the corresponding coordinates into his GPS.
Numerical symbolism is as close as white Christians get to superstition. They have no problem with walking under a ladder on Friday the 13th or smashing mirrors on black cats, but if a particular business is located at 666 Main Street they will avoid it like "Gay Days" at Disney World.