Why is the Director leading the students through the Hatchery? The Director is leading the students through the Hatchery because they are there to learn from him and are probably on their way to becoming future workers for the Hatchery. What is the year? When would this be, using our present dating system? In this New World, it is AF.
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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 this designation in dating has nothing to do with "removing Christ from the calendar" and everything to do with accuracy when dealing with historical events. Hourglass by iStockPhoto. The Hebrew calendar, still in use, is based on a concept known as Anno Mundi "in the year of the world" which dates events from the beginning of the creation of the earth as calculated through scripture.
The Origin and History of the BCE/CE Dating System
Common Era CE is one of the notation systems for the world's most widely used calendar era. The year-numbering system used by the Gregorian calendar is used throughout the world today, and is an international standard for civil calendars. The expression has been traced back to , when it first appeared in a book by Johannes Kepler as the Latin usage annus aerae nostrae vulgaris ,   and to in English as " Vulgar [b] Era". The term "Common Era" can be found in English as early as ,  and became more widely used in the midth century by Jewish religious scholars. In the later 20th century, the use of CE and BCE was popularized in academic and scientific publications as a culturally neutral term.
The terms anno Domini [note 1]   AD and before Christ [note 2]    BC are used to label or number years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The term anno Domini is Medieval Latin and means "in the year of the Lord",  but is often presented using "our Lord" instead of "the Lord",   taken from the full original phrase " anno Domini nostri Jesu Christi ", which translates to "in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ". This calendar era is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus of Nazareth , with AD counting years from the start of this epoch , and BC denoting years before the start of the era. This dating system was devised in by Dionysius Exiguus of Scythia Minor , but was not widely used until after