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seraine
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3/18/2012 1:41:37 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
What do you think should be used: BC (before Christ) or BCE(Before Common Era)? I think that BCE should be used, because I don't think anyone knows the date of Jesus birth. If we go by the calendar, it's January 1, but if we go by Christmas it's December 25, and if we go by the Bible it's somewhere around May. Any thoughts?
Mak-zie
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3/18/2012 1:49:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
As kind of an old-fashioned person, I will always use BC because I always have. And just because we don't know the approximate date doesn't mean we shouldn't use it, it just means it won't be exact. BCE screws up time for me.
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3/18/2012 1:52:37 PM
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Considering that the Gregorian calender was created by the Catholic Church, BC should be used.

The secularists and atheists can make their own if they have a problem with acknowledging a reference to a historical figure in the calender.
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3/18/2012 1:54:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/18/2012 1:52:37 PM, thett3 wrote:
Considering that the Gregorian calender was created by the Catholic Church, BC should be used.

The secularists and atheists can make their own if they have a problem with acknowledging a reference to a historical figure in the calender.:

Yeah, not really a source of contention for me. I may not be religious, but I'm not an uptight secularist either. As long as we all use the same timeframe, so as to mitigate confusion, doens't really matter to me.
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3/18/2012 1:59:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/18/2012 1:54:41 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 3/18/2012 1:52:37 PM, thett3 wrote:
Considering that the Gregorian calender was created by the Catholic Church, BC should be used.

The secularists and atheists can make their own if they have a problem with acknowledging a reference to a historical figure in the calender.:

Yeah, not really a source of contention for me. I may not be religious, but I'm not an uptight secularist either. As long as we all use the same timeframe, so as to mitigate confusion, doens't really matter to me.

Same. We could call it B.M....before macaroni...and I would be like "coolio".
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3/18/2012 2:00:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/18/2012 1:54:41 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 3/18/2012 1:52:37 PM, thett3 wrote:
Considering that the Gregorian calender was created by the Catholic Church, BC should be used.

The secularists and atheists can make their own if they have a problem with acknowledging a reference to a historical figure in the calender.:

Yeah, not really a source of contention for me. I may not be religious, but I'm not an uptight secularist either. As long as we all use the same timeframe, so as to mitigate confusion, doens't really matter to me.

I agree, and if we had a secular calendar I wouldn't object to using it. It just irks me that these people have the gall to change the Christian calendar created by the Church just because they don't believe in the divinity of the figure it references.
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3/18/2012 2:32:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
womyn, BCE, disAbility-- idiocies, but harmless idiocies.
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3/19/2012 8:03:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/18/2012 2:00:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 3/18/2012 1:54:41 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 3/18/2012 1:52:37 PM, thett3 wrote:
Considering that the Gregorian calender was created by the Catholic Church, BC should be used.

The secularists and atheists can make their own if they have a problem with acknowledging a reference to a historical figure in the calender.:

Yeah, not really a source of contention for me. I may not be religious, but I'm not an uptight secularist either. As long as we all use the same timeframe, so as to mitigate confusion, doens't really matter to me.

I agree, and if we had a secular calendar I wouldn't object to using it. It just irks me that these people have the gall to change the Christian calendar created by the Church just because they don't believe in the divinity of the figure it references.

Where did I say that it was because I don't believe in the divinity of Jesus?
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3/19/2012 8:06:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Also, this isn't really a big deal at all to me. I could care less if it's BC instead of BCE. I was just wondering about what you thought.
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3/20/2012 12:11:14 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I think we need a totally new calendar anyway, with the same number of days in every month, so every year is structured the exact same way. Thirteen months, with 28 days in each month, exactly four weeks per month, for a total of 364 days.

At the end of the year would be one day, or two on leap year, that are not in a month, and do not have a day of the week, and are just holidays for everyone.

Nice, clean, simple, and easy!

And the year should start on the first day of spring, not in the middle of winter. Spring just makes poetic sense as a time to begin things.