by Alex Carmichaeledited by Matt Slick AD does not mean “After Death.” It is an abbreviation for “Anno Domini,” which is a Latin phrase meaning “in the year of our Lord,” referring to the year of Christ’s birth. So at the time of this writing, 2011 AD is intended to signify that it has been 2,011 years since Christ was born.1 Second, if you think about it logically, as was discussed in class that day, 1 BC could not be directly followed by 1 AD if AD meant “After the Death of Christ.”2 That would mean that Christ was born then He immediately died, and we know that’s not the case.It is important to note that even though the BC/AD system of dating has Christ as its central focus, it is not found in the Bible. In 2012, American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims, in the overtly atheistic manuscript Purpose?
As former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan put it in a statement marking the turn of the millennium: The Christian calendar no longer belongs exclusively to Christians.' For some, these are fighting words: the Southern Baptist Convention resolved, also in 2000, to resist the 'revisionism' implicit in the CE/BCEsystem and to retain AD 'as a reminder to those in this secular age ... The AD/BC chronology is not so ancient as some proponents suppose; nor is the CE/BCE system so recent. The AUC dating system, supposedly, came to be superseded, in usage, by the AD/BC dating system, invented in 525AD (1260AUC) by Roman monk Dionysius Exiguus, during the reign of Charlemagne (742-814). In circa 1700, English physicist Isaac Newton, in incognito, would objectionably not label years as AD, but instead used AC (Anno Christum), signifying is objection to the argument of the existence of the trinity, namely his view that a person named Jesus may have existed, may have been the son of God, and may have been christened or arisen, but definitely was not the ‘Lord’ or God. In 1789, the French revolution began, during which time a considerable amount of Church property, in the form of French land and wealth, were seized for redistribution. Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Volume 1 (editors: William Channing, Ralph Emerson, and James Clarke) (§: Emerson, Channing and Clarke, pg. Scientists and other discerning thinkers, subsequently, often have tended to take issues with this incongruent mode of dating; one example of which is shown below, the statement dated with three alternative dating system modes: If, in short, Jesus never existed, which is the case, being that the story of the birth of Jesus is a re-telling of the story of the birth of Horus, then the dating of years presently is baseless, other than signifies years since the general start, plus or minus a century, of the Greco-Roman empire, after the fall of the 3100-year Egyptian dynasty. In circa 50BC (or circa 703 AUC), Marcus Varro introduced the anno urbis conditae (AUC) or “from city founding” dating system, which dated years from the founding of Rome or 21 Apr 753BC (in Christian era years). Margaret Fuller's transnational project: self-education, feminine culture and American national literature on the German model (Margaret Fullers transnationales Projekt: Selbstbildung, feminine Kultur und amerikanische Nationalliteratur nach deutschem Vorbild) (pg.