All of us tend to use the most significant dates in our lives as reference points for all the others.For example, we think of our age in reference to the year we were born, and while we may give names to wedding anniversaries (silver, gold, etc.), we determine them by counting from the year of the marriage.I guess it’s much more accepted in France for men and women to be friends.
The use of BCE/CE, opponents claim, is offensive to Christians who recognize time as dated up to, and away from, the birth of Jesus.
Further, it is claimed that BCE/CE makes no sense because it refers to exactly the same event as BC/AD.
Even for a married woman to go out with a male friend who is single: I often travel to Paris by myself, Leyla and Olivier stay in Paimpol, and have dinner with one (or several) of our good male friend(s), single or not.
Olivier trusts me, and we both trust our friend(s), who would never make a pass at me.
However, Exiguus' dating system still lacks a "0" year which makes calendrical calculations awkward.
The "astronomical" dating system refers to an alternative method of numbering years.Nor did I know about this first date, second date and third date business.In France, it’s very common for a girl to go out to dinner with a male friend.or ' Year of Our Lord'), in dating historical events.This designation, it is claimed, is nothing more than an attempt to "remove Christ from the calendar" in keeping with the "subversive" effects of political correctness.The use of BCE/CE certainly has become more common in recent years but it is not a new invention of the "politically correct" nor is it even all that new; the use of "common era" in place of A. first appears in German in the 17th century CE and in English in the 18th.