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  •  Well for us folks who don't believe (1+ / 0-)
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    The Termite

    in God, we just start counting from 1 like the calendar.
    Quite an 'Odyssey' Mr. Blades has set us out on here today!  But I count myself with Mr. A.C. Clarke.

    •  The actual verity of the event is irrelevant (3+ / 0-)
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      The Termite, Matt Z, sharedferret

      and not only do I not believe in gods, I tend to think that any historical Jesus would be utterly unrecognizable to devotional Christians. As in, likely lived a century before in the Hashmonean dynasty.

      That said, the AD system still starts the year before 1, because it's essentially recognizing anniversaries, not a simple counting.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Fri Jan 01, 2010 at 02:33:13 PM PST

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    •  In other words, starting the calendar from 1 (1+ / 0-)
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      is like saying your 1st anniversary was your wedding.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Fri Jan 01, 2010 at 02:34:47 PM PST

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