Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Year of Our Fucking Lord.

I can't stand the recent push to change the chronological system that we all know and love, namely B.C. and A.D., to something more P.C. and B.S.

It's a movement by a bunch of politically correct, self-righteous twits who seem to think that it's insulting to non-Christians to recognize dates as based on the A.D./B.C. system which stand for Anno Domini, or Year of the Lord, and Before Christ.

Yes, this is obviously referencing Christian ideology, but at this point, who cares?! The usage of A.D. and B.C. isn't some tacit recognition of the superiority of the Christian faith. It's absurd to think it is. And if you do think it is, I have almost no doubt that you're an idiot since only an idiot would bother to be insulted by such a cataclysmically inconsequential subject. It's like being insulted because the metric system of measurement is based on the Latin language, and that we should make one based on ALL languages because those poor Chinese scientists who must use the system are tacitly recognizing the superiority of the Latin language.

More over, I would be far more likely to be insulted by the idea that simply playing the name game would be nearly enough to assuage any insult I might feel. It's semantics! A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet. It doesn't matter what we freaking call the years, they're the same thing. 100 A.D. is the exact same thing as 100 C.E.

Are you going to try and tell me that the C.E. (Common Era) system of naming isn't based at ALL on Christian history? That the silly gits who came up with the system did so completely on their own and just, coincidently, started their system on the exact same year as the Christian system? It's absurd.

The origins of the system are meaningless. No one cares and a lot of people don't even know. It's arbitrary, just as the change to the ridiculous and vaguely insulting idea of B.C.E and C.E. promulgated by retarded P.C. advocates is arbitrary. I've been using B.C. and A.D. my whole life. I'm a violent, vitriolic atheist. And yet, I don't care. If someone as anti-religion as me doesn't care, no one should. I shall continue to use A.D. and B.C. for the rest of my life.

Long live the Lord.