How to Piss Off the Christians to BC or not to BCE


Oh it’s getting so easy to upset the christians these days.

Now there’s a move to replace the use of BC and AD with BCE and CE.  Not a biggy I wouldn’t have thought.  It’s bad enough that we mark our years by counting the number of them since the birth of an imaginary figure.  It’s time to grow up and understand that the world is much bigger than christianity.  It’s crazy that we count our years this way, and it’s become the main system of counting around the globe.  Considering that a vast majority of the world doesn’t actually believe in the christian or jewish god1 it seems somewhat arrogant of the likes of Peter Jensen, Archbitme for Sydney to say this:

Intellectually absurd attempt to write Christ out of human history

or the Opposition Liberal wanker and education spokesperson Christopher Pyne:

Kowtowing to political correctness by the embarrassing removal of AD and BC in our national curriculum is of a piece with the fundamental flaw of trying to deny who we are as a people.

How are christians being denied who they are?  Nobody is trying to write this stupid jesus stuff out of history. What a lot of rot.

When I was at school back in the 1970’s (that’s CE) we were already using BCE and CE, it doesn’t seem to have stopped the catholics from believing this rubbish about god.

I suggest that we start counting the years based on the age of the earth,  so we’re about 4,550,000,000, next year will be 4,550,000,001.  Oh, that all sounds way too hard.  Let’s do it based on the birth of me.  Then we can have BBL and ABL.

Sounds delightful.

  1.  Some 77% believe in something other than jesus SOURCE
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