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Re-Writing History: Leftist Jihadis Hunting Down Jesus Wherever He?¢â??¬â??¢s Found

For those who would rule the Universe, God is the enemy

Pop quiz time: can you name the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated?

If you said March 15th, 44 BC, you?¢â??¬â??¢re?¢â??¬ ¦. an ignorant zealot! The correct date, as being taught in many History books, is March 15th, 44 BCE.

If this surprises you, don?¢â??¬â??¢t worry, your kids will be taught the difference soon enough in school. You see, there?¢â??¬â??¢s a problem with old dates: those letters at the end contain a little abbreviated baby Jesus. ?¢â??¬???BC?¢â??¬  being ?¢â??¬???Before Christ?¢â??¬  and ?¢â??¬ AD?¢â??¬  being ?¢â??¬???Anno Domini?¢â??¬???, Latin for ?¢â??¬???Year of Our Lord?¢â??¬ . And for the anti-Christian Jihadis in Academia, any reference to God, however historical or incidental, has got to be plucked out of our culture root and branch.

So if religion is ever to be fully annihilated from our Brave New World, a new system of dating is required. The solution being promoted in academic circles the World over is the ?¢â??¬???Common Era?¢â??¬  or ?¢â??¬???CE?¢â??¬  system. CE is just like AD, except it is 100% God-free! Everything from 1 AD forward is now the Common Era, while everything before 1 AD is now ?¢â??¬???Before the Common Era?¢â??¬  or ?¢â??¬???BCE?¢â??¬ . ?¢â??¬???Common?¢â??¬ , in this case, meaning ?¢â??¬???vulgar?¢â??¬  — which is, after all, what religion is to the elite.

No, this is not a parody. This is actually occurring, I swear. The disdain of the World?¢â??¬â??¢s leftists for Christianity is so deep and consuming that a large number of otherwise intelligent people are systematically changing all the dates in History texts to read BCE and CE, rather than BC and AD, solely so they can pretend that the birth of Jesus Christ is not really the date that all the Western world measures time by.

If you read much Classical History, you will begin to see all sorts of familiar dates made safe for Godlessness. And the practice is becoming more common, ostensibly in the name of multiculturalism. I mean, why should a Bantu historian have to be assaulted with the dead white male ?¢â??¬???D?¢â??¬  in ?¢â??¬???AD?¢â??¬  every time he reads a Western text? It?¢â??¬â??¢s indefensible!

Of course, for some reason not all Gods seem to offend the neotemporal censors equally. For example, no Western author seems particularly offended by the Muslim, Jewish or Buddhist calendars. And no one seems irretrievably disturbed by our Pagan weekdays (Sun day, Moon day, Tyr?¢â??¬â??¢s day, Woden?¢â??¬â??¢s day, Thor?¢â??¬â??¢s day, Frei?¢â??¬â??¢s day, and Saturn?¢â??¬â??¢s day). Likewise, January, March, and June (named for the Roman deities Janus, Mars, and Juno) are quite acceptable. No, there?¢â??¬â??¢s just one problem with Thursday, March 15th, 44 BC.

So what do the Antichristians hope to accomplish with such a silly attack on a dating system they can never really change? They hope to undermine religion today by erasing it from the past. Why?

For those who would rule the Universe, God is the enemy. You see, He is immutable and — disturbingly — not subject to court order. Thus, He tends to impede social engineers and others who are in love with the supremacy of the Mind of Man. Obviously then, He?¢â??¬â??¢s got to be made to ?¢â??¬???disappear?¢â??¬ .

The thing about killing God, however, is that He?¢â??¬â??¢s been around an awful long time — perhaps even from the beginning of time. And in that time He?¢â??¬â??¢s snuck into an unimaginable number of places. But when your ambition is to reorder all civilization, the ubiquitous nature of that pest God is just a tiny challenge to you. You?¢â??¬â??¢ll just have to step on that cockroach wherever you catch him. Whether you find him on a City Seal, at a public school, in a pesky Declaration of Independence, or just sleeping like a baby in a luminescent manger on the corner of St. James and Providence, God has got to go!

So until Liberals can actually change our society so much that the old dating system can be scrapped entirely and time measured from some more appropriate event, such as the birth of Barbara Streisand, the Roe v. Wade ruling, or the day Michael Moore first crested 300 pounds, they?¢â??¬â??¢ll just have to settle for childishly crossing out the name of Christ in the current system.

Such petty denial of the past is not new, of course. In ancient Egypt, for example, a new pharaoh would occasionally come to power who so detested the old ruler that he would order the former Pharaoh erased from History. His statues would be destroyed, his documents burned, and a legion of stone cutters would be sent out to chisel his name from every obelisk, temple, and granary in the land. No mention of the old ruler was too small not to be destroyed, not even a single glyph marking the start of his reign. But in the end, such fear and hatred only showed how powerful the old king had been and how threatened the weak new Pharaoh felt by his memory.

Imagine how scared the new Pharaohs must be of a King that never dies.

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Mr. Johnson, a writer and medical researcher in Cambridge, Mass., is a regular contributor to HUMAN EVENTS. His column generally appears on Tuesdays. Archives and additional material can be found at www.macjohnson.com.

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