by Glenn Fairman 7/23/14
The terms B.C.E. and C.E. are an attempt to wash the stain of Christianity from historical memory. However, this merely begs the compelling question of what event served to sever the “historical common era” into two directions. The blushing academic and the self-absorbed anti-theist must then further explain that it was the birth of a child — a singular event that they hold as both arcane and hateful. In discarding B.C. and A.D., one does not so much transmute history with the wave of a secular wand, but close a people’s eyes to the crowning lightning strike orienting the human drama, and attempt to bury links to a civilization under the detris of modernity’s impudence. Such arrogance shall not go unanswered when our metaphysical poverty is one day revealed.
Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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