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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
02/10/14 7:32 pm

Can't we stick to bc/ad just because it's convention?

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/10/14 9:06 pm

I think "just because it's convention" is a very poor reason to do anything.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
02/11/14 5:09 am

Convention is why we drive on the right hand side of the road... Sometimes you just have to stick to something once everyone starts using it.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/11/14 3:51 pm

Again, I think that's very poor reason to do anything. Unless there's good reason we do what we do, we should be open to change.

jvc1133 61535
02/12/14 6:12 pm

Convention is a reason, live with it

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/12/14 6:56 pm

It's a reason. Just a poor one. Where would the world be if we never changed anything because it was convention or tradition?

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
02/12/14 7:07 pm

If we didn't stick to convention you'd have a hard time plugging anything in.

satiricalnick meh
02/10/14 6:17 pm

In my college classes i make a point of using ad and bc.

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satiricalnick meh
02/10/14 6:31 pm

My reason isnt religious either, far from it. I dont believe there is anything "common" about 0"ce" all the way onward to 2014"ce". And likewise i dont find anything uncommon about any "bce" date. Its a very lazy and tired attempt to remove

satiricalnick meh
02/10/14 6:32 pm

Any religious reference from our dating system. And as susan said, 0ce is STILL roughly the same date as the birth of christ, so go figure.

susanr Colorado
02/10/14 4:20 pm

I don't care that much, and since they refer to the same events, I don't really see what difference it makes. I'd much rather deal with extracting "under God" from the Pledge and "In God We Trust" from our money, frankly, and I don't

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susanr Colorado
02/10/14 4:21 pm

really see those as terribly high priorities either (mainly because I think it would cause more aggravation than satisfaction).

Bigger battles.

Mattwall1
02/10/14 5:49 pm

we could date using A.U.C.