In the year 2001 the Historians dropped BC and AD and replaced them with BCE and CE officially.
No change in dates.
Our calender is called the Gregorian calender.
In other words a Christian calender as it started with the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Christian calender we all follow today, actually began in the year 525 AD or CE now, by a priest.
i don't even know the difference between a priest and a monk.
Well, he started our present calender in 525. AD or CE
After 1500 years historians decided to drop BC and AD
it makes no sense at all.
They say BC and AD are politically incorrect.
The Gregorian or Christian calender, they say is followed by non Christians as well
They say, the Christian Calender, BC (Before Christ) and AD, the year of the Lord is offensive to non Christians, so politically incorrect.
What ? i never heard of that !
i am not a Christian and the Calender never offended meeee !
The Hindus, Muslims, Chinese or Jews and others have their own Lunar Calenders
Why Lunar Calenders ?
Simply because they did not know. Geography was not their major subject.
The moon undergoes dramatic changes through the month, as viewed from the Earth.
There is no full moon, half moon, or a new moon.
If you remove the moon from the picture, nothing is missing
if you remove the sun, we are finished.
The Lunar calenders of different kinds are absurd and absolutely useless.
i asked a fire spitting Islamic fundamentalist his date of birth.
November 12th 1958 he said
he didn't tell me his date of birth according to Hijri, the Islamic lunar calender which he should have.
From past 1500 years we all, the people of all religions
Then why should any one be offended by Christian calender and the use of BC and AD ?
why is it politically incorrect to use BC and AD ?
they are not telling us the real reason.
Why is it incorrect ?
the real reason is, there is no historical record of Jesus Christ.
In Other words, Jesus simply did not exist.
So we cannot use BC and AD.
Do i have the audacity to say that a name which shaped and influenced the world from past 2000 years did not exist ?
and this is not my opinion. This is history.
Jesus Christ can't be a pure fiction
Perhaps some similar sounding nice kind soul existed who was crucified for calling Pontius Pilate a dimwit.
But the son of God, born to a virgin, who performed miracles, crucified and resurrected, did not exist.
There is a big reason why they created Jesus Christ which i'll tell you in the comments.
This has been going on from past 50 years and i came to know only 30 years ago.
i kept quiet. It hurt me a lot.
it was difficult for me to accept. i refused to accept at first.
This came to me during difficult times when i was very religious
My mom would have killed me had i told her that Jesus did not exist.
Everything about Islam and Prophet Mohammad is recorded by the Historians in detail.
Now The Prophet and Islam are facts, not a fiction.
Here comes the trouble.
The foundation of Islam rests on the Torah and the Bible and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Nearly half the Qurr'aan is the Bible and some Torah. You'll find all the Biblical stories appear there with some variations.
They all believe in the same G.O.D (God of the Desert) right from Adam Eve, Abraham David Moses Jesus.
There goes the religion, G.O.D, It all turns out to be a myth.
The Hindus are strange.
Buddhism is just a philosophy.
Now you have a 6th century BCE Gautam Buddha
Myth or no myth, best and the worst has come out of religion.
The merits and demerits weigh nearly the same.
Let us see the impact of a name, Jesus Christ which is a myth.
From past 2000 years no other name has generated
So what is wrong in believing in a harmless myth ?
The Atheists may ask are we not capable of generating love ?
Faith is a force. All Atheists put together can do nothing.
Faith can be equally destructive as History tells us.
We have a living example in Pakistan which is completely destroyed as a country.
i accuse all the religions for condoning slavery.
None of the religious figures condemned the slave trade.
Finally it was the love of Jesus Christ which brought an end to slavery.
Myths have generated unimaginable amounts of money and activities. Used for both positive and negative ends.
Truth is unpleasant, lies are comfortable.
The priest tells you what you want to hear.
i am right and you are wrong is a disease we all suffer from.
nothing makes sense.
The big picture is absurd.
It doesn't really matter who is right and who is wrong.
Be silly and be stupid
and be foolish.
it doesn't really matter.
all my love.