Wednesday, April 19, 2006HURT by this?
So... Is it 2006 A.D. or 2006 C.E.?: "In yet another measure to remove Christian references from society, not even the calendar year designation is safe. Whether you view it as political correctness run amok or part of the ongoing purge of all things Christian, some organizations including the Kentucky Board of Education are beginning to replace A.D. (anno Domini) with C.E. (common era). Even though the beginning of the historical dating system is the birth of Christ, I guess some feel that using C.E. will help neutralize that fact. What will people think of next???"
Looks like Eberle's on the wrong side of history on this non-issue:
According to Wikipedia, the term Âcommon eraÂ is growing in usage. The fact that the Western calendar is being used more as a global standard is cited by Wikipedia as a reason that dates Âshould be religiously and culturally neutral out of consideration for those cultures compelled to use it out of necessity.ÂEberle fails to realize that America is a country founded on religious freedom:
Once again, it seems to me that people are either overtly trying to purge Christian references from society or they are being driven by fear of offending some group even if the offense does not exist.Eberle is forced to use an exception to the rule to support his case:
How many times have leaders of American Indian tribes stepped forward and said that usage of their names on sports teams does not offend them, and yet the ÂSensitivity PoliceÂ still file lawsuits demanding the names be changed.
Reality can be found here.
Followed by some whining about how the majority in this country is being persecuted by those who don't share the same religious beliefs:
In fact, the only group whose concerns seem to go unnoticed are the vast majority of people who are not offended by the historical dating system and only take offense when another attempt is made to remove a Christian reference.
Eberly takes the following parting shot:
Perhaps these groups should spend less time offending Christians and more time on issues that are important.
Perhaps Christians who have time to worry about such assinine issues should spend more time living the WWJD mantra. Do you think Jesus would get in a Eberle-like hissy fit over how years are named and counted?
Would your faith somehow become less strong if you lived under a different calendar? Or no calendar at all?
Hopefully, your faith isn't as easily shaken as Bobby Eberle's.
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