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April Fools, Dunce

April Fools, Dunce

By N Oji Mzilikazi

Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 08 April 18, 2013

Centuries of Roman Catholic Church domination and absolutism left such indelible footprints on every aspect of Western civilisation, they’re oft invisible, an unconscious influence, but inescapable.

Civilization years were numbered from the birth of Jesus. Thus B.C. (Before Christ) covers the period before Jesus birth, and A.D. (Anno Domino) which has become obsolete, the years after. 2013 thus speaks to the number of years since Jesus’ birth…