This semester at uni I’m taking two Classics & Ancient History units and, a few lectures in, I noticed something odd: one of my lecturers uses the traditional ‘BC – AD’ dating system while the other uses the modern, secularized ‘BCE – CE’. 528 more words
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Someone, please, do me a favour? If it is at all possible would you please if you could possibly when you get the chance? If the opportunity was to at some point arise when the cows come home and the sheep come in and the pigs ears are fresh, when the charger becomes obsolete eventually after the common era, shortly before oil runs out and our gas reserves are empty in a near future in some close knit world. 306 more words
I posted something yesterday that has been on my mind since.
I referrred to the ‘eighteenth century’ as ‘the eighteenth century A.D.’. It occurred to me that non-Christians may find this inappropriate, as ‘A.D.’ means ‘Anno Domini’ – the ‘Year of Our Lord’, a Christian form of dating based on the birth of Jesus as its starting point. 117 more words