This is so babies: vabolo replied to your post: The first time I ever heard BCE/CE used…
vabolo replied to your post: The first time I ever heard BCE/CE used instead of BC/AD was in Hebrew school as a lad, and I’ve used it ever since. It just seems to make more sense not to use a dating system proclaiming this to be the “year of our lord” when not everyone shares your…
The term CE just bothers me as a history. There’s nothing about taht period that makes it the start of any kind of ‘common era’ recognizable to anyone in the modern world. Nothing happened in the year one that’s earned it as a significant date in history – hell, its probably even off a few years on the birth of Jesus. If you want a secular calendar, fine, I get that. But do it right. Start from the beginning. Make it a different year. Let’s make the common era start VE day, or VJ day, or the denotation of the A-bomb, or something, y’know, actually makes a common tart of anew period in history.
Speaking as an atheist, the birth of Jesus IS a new period in history. He’s the most important human being who ever lived, even if it wasn’t in quite the way he probably would have expected or desired. His existence changed civilization forever. I don’t mind acknowledging that, but I don’t think it’s necessary to also designate him “our Lord.”
But falling short of that, I’m still on for reordering the calendar based on Zach Braff’s birth. It’s 37 AZ!
C’mon. How do you choose Zach Braff over John C. McGinley? I’d much rather be living in 53 JCM.