Hi again folks.
I've had this TIME thing stuck in my head for years and I've no real idea how I should deal with it. So I thought I might find some sort of release for it now among people who would understand where I am coming from. So here goes.
We as humans have embraced this time frame we live in by year in the form of B.C. and A.D.
I despise this form because it pretty much centers around a stupid story and now the whole world depicts AGE by those very constraints.
What's anyone's opinion on this or do you think I'm just being silly?
I'm often wondering what the year actually is, and how it could, or subsequently should be properly represented in our modern world.
After all we know it's really not 2012 as such.
I dunno...rip away at me if you must. I can take it. However I'd much prefer intelligent input. LOL.
Maybe this will interest you - it seems to be an explanation of the segments of time we label - I skimmed and didn't find the 'why' though.
I recall, as a kid in elementary school, wondering why Wednesday had a silent "d" in it, but now, I realize that that is because it was originally, "Woden's Day," just as Thursday is "Thor's Day," and Friday is "Fria's Day" - poor, naughty Loki didn't get a day, maybe that's what he's so pissed about.
Of course, Saturday is named after Saturn, Sunday after Sol, and Monday, after the moon (even in Spanish, "Lunes" is named after Luna). Tuesday is also Norse, named after "Tiw," the Norse god of single combat.
But as to why four out of seven days are named after Norse mythology, I can't say, anymore than I can you why Istanbul was Constantinople, now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople, been a long time gone, old Constantinople - why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks --
WAIT... You don't pronounce the "d" in "Wednesday"? Next you'll be telling me you don't pronounce the "g" "foreign" or the "p" in "pneumonia"!!!
No, just the "d" in "Wednesday," everything else, knock yourself out - please!
The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar.
There is a whole wiki page devoted to explaining February, chuckles. Here!
Maybe that's because it's "February" --
There's only one "y" in February.
But the "y" is substituted for the "r." Feb-roo-ary becomes Feb-yoo-ary. I'm one of the minority who actually pronounces the month strictly phonetically as it is spelled. I used to say Wed-nez-day but gave up after a while. That one is so far gone there's no point.
and featheringstonehaugh is 'fanshaw'. No, seriously!
Holo - "library" is another of those --
The 'year' is not important.
I remember a conversation with Seventh Day Adventists years ago. Saturday, for them should be a sacred day, not Sunday! They were very adament about this point! But they did not know what to do with my point, 'so why does God care what day it is?'
After tens of billions of years, why would 'God' bother keeping track. Seems to me that it would be 'the same day, just different weather' for him/she/it.
Sadly, without an absolute reference frame, how would you keep track of the 'exact time'? Our time reconing is related to the Earth's orbit around the sun, and it's rotation. Why bother using this as an 'absolute reference frame'? The Earth is such a small speck, why should people on this speck act like cosmic 'time' is about them?
So I say, 'just wing it'...
Anyway, if we knew the exact time, imagine the number of significate figures! This would put Y2K to shame!
Consider the doctrinal conundrums to come.
When on the moon or Mars are local days or earth days to be used? And on Mercury there are no days.