Monday, January 14, 2008

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Anno Domini

A Missouri state senator wants to legislate the mandatory use of BC and AD.

Worried about a push to take the religious references out of time, a state senator has filed a bill that would mandate the use of B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini or “Year of our Lord”). Many historians and textbook publishers have switched to B.C.E. (Before Common Era) and C.E. (Common Era) as a nod toward non-Christians.

Asked about the implications for school textbooks, the senator responded “Publishers that want it used in Missouri should stick with current standards”, meaning B.C. and A.D. as opposed to the evil and secular B.C.E. and C.E. This isn't the first time officials have caved to such religious nonsense on dating:

The Kentucky state school board in 2006, under pressure from religious groups, reversed a two-month old policy to also use B.C.E. and C.E. in schools. Education officials there said the policy was designed to prepare students taking college placement tests for the terminology.

With the country going down the path of endless wars and economic collapse, these are the kinds of issues that the crazies focus on. But we are not supposed to question the "value" of Christianity, even as it continues to turn brains to mush.

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