That’s the year I was born.
I reject the term CE.
It’s a small point, I suppose, but small points often yield big results.
I’m speaking about the use of BCE and CE which “enlightened” elites are now promoting instead of the traditional BC and AD.
Why are our leaders, raised and educated in a Christian environment, not speaking out against this historical revisionism?
Did Christ really desire us to be so tolerant that we would abandon acknowledgment of his existence?
What a bunch of suckers.
I’ve got to hand it to the Muslims; do you think the leaders in Iran will give up their Islamic calendar?
Not in a million years. Only fake Christian leaders would do that. “Yep, come right in. We’re the Christian suckers. We’ll abandon Jesus if you let us fly on Air Force One.”
I can see them now pushing their chips into the center of the pot. “All in,” as they say in Vegas. “We’re all in on the narrative of Christian oppression.”
It’s a good thing they weren’t in the Garden of Gethsemane. Hell, they would have picked up Jesus in a limo and given him a first class ride to the police station.
How can these fools be so shortsighted and negligent?
Are you surprised?
The elites prefer that Jesus Christ be an inconvenience, a speed bump in history.
They prefer it so because Jesus was an emancipator of the people from all elites who always claim to be the spokesman for God no matter how they view God.
Jesus stands as your friend, standing right beside you, with no opening, no gap into which an elite can wedge his way in to control you, to rob from you.
Of course, the elites try anyway, by convincing your pastor to support war. The problem, though, is that Jesus spoke; and when Jesus spoke, he didn’t ask anyone to go out and kick ass.
This is the principal reason why Jesus Christ has been despised by the elites since the day his doctrine was articulated.
Oh, they’ve tried every trick in the book to get rid of him.
They’ve taken the Bible out of the school; they’ve taken down Nativity scenes in front of government buildings; they’ve even tried renaming cities.
This latest nonsense – changing AD to CE – is just another way to minimize his importance.
To them, Jesus is the problem. So what they want you to do is forget hm.
Jesus never happened, you see.
He was never here.
Is that how you view Jesus?
Was Jesus just some guy who happened to walk along and say a few wise things?
Was Jesus Christ a flash in the pan?
Can we now just get over “this Christ thing” and get on to business?
Actually, no, we can’t do that.
We can’t do that because Jesus Christ was not just some guy who came along and said a few wise things.
Jesus Christ articulated an entirely new way of looking at the world and so transformed it.
That’s why BC and AD came into being. People didn’t just use it for the hell of it. They started using it because there was a dramatic change in how people began to view each other.
People’s lives improved. Their lives improved not just because Jesus was a philosopher and articulator of a better way of living. Jesus was also an economist. By speaking directly to you, he pushed out the Machiavellian elite who have always used God to justify their plundering of you.
To honor Jesus, people accepted the terms BC and AD. They felt his contribution was important to everyone, not just Christians.
The significance of these terms is even more glaring by how the world regresses when people walk away from the principles of Jesus Christ.
And it matters not whether you are a Jew or a Muslim. The philosophy exists whether you deny it or not. Indeed, many people of many faiths are Christians without knowing so.
Walking away from terms such as BC and AD, and what they stand for, will only further cement the necessity of using them.
A few years ago the communists in the Soviet Union changed the name of St. Petersburg to Leningrad.
Leningrad is now call St. Petersburg again. The name has reverted because people do still recognize the importance of Christianity in their lives.
They may not always practice Christianity, but they see it as a necessity.
Jesus did change the world.
He was here.
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