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Well, the Etos Kosmou of the Byzantine Calendar places Creation at the beginning of its year 1, namely 5509 BC. Those feisty muslims have their very own calendar era that they denote AH for the number of lunar years after Muhammad’s migration from Mecca to Medina.
So using Joe’s logic, we have proof that that nobody can argue that the world started not in 4004 BC (as Joe insists it did) but in 5509 BC. In Saudi Arabia, if you ask them what year it is, they’ll tell you it is 1431 AH.
Use of BCE and CE thus became common long before Christians started using the labels themselves.
Perhaps it isn't much, but every time you use BCE and CE instead of BC and AD, you are showing respect for non-Christian cultures/religions as well as refusing to submit yourself and your writings to a Christian agenda that is all about asserting dominion over culture, politics, society, and even your very thought processes.
The only significance of Dennis the Midget’s calendar era system is that Dennis (along with all the rest of the western world that wasn’t currently tied to sticks and being burned alive) that Jesus was born on or around the year 1CE because the Western Christian calendar era is denoted Anno Domini or Before Christ, then I wouldn’t have a reason to write a post about it. Joe is stating that one proof of Jesus’s existence is that some of us use AD or BC when we write dates.
This is so stupid that I can’t even allow myself to believe Joe Cienkowski doesn’t get it, that’s why I’m categorizing it as a filthy lie.
Let’s do some good old fashioned learnin’ about things, mkay?Many attempts were made to inform Joe about the truth on this issue and he stuck to his ridiculous assertion and decided to be an arrogant dick head about it.Given that, I have no other choice but to label this a filthy lie. As a post script, I’m wondering why Joe spends every single Tuesday paying tribute to Tiu, the Germanic God of war, every Wednesday paying tribute to Woden the chief Anglo-Saxon/Teutonic god, every Thursday paying tribute to Thor the Norse god of thunder, every Friday paying tribute to Freya the Teutonic goddess of love, beauty, and fecundity, and every Saturday paying tribute to Saturn the Roman god of agriculture and the consort of Ops?The event may have happened or it may not have happened and we can’t know which is true just by looking at the calendar system in use today.It is profoundly stupid to suggest otherwise and I almost have difficulty labeling this strictly as a lie.
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There is a trend among scholars towards using "BCE" and "CE" as year markers rather than "BC" and "AD".