What does the year 2010 mean?

As far as I know...the majority of the world calls this year 2010, but what does that mean? The world wasn't created 2010 years ago, and man didn't learn how to count 2010 years ago, so why does time seem to start then? If the answer is because it was when Jesus came to this earth...then all our time evolves around a "mythical" character?? People wouldn't have fallen for that anymore back then then they do now.

If all our time evolves around Jesus, then he was obviously more than human or we wouldn't be calling this 2010 years since his birth. If he's more than a man...what is he? If he's God...why doesn't the whole world acknowledge him as God, even though they all celebrate the amount of years since his birth?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    it means in 2012 there will be another census .

    it is based on the known universe. it is like a clock . and at this 2012 moment there will be a alignment of the planets . i doubt it will be on the predicted day . due to the fact that the base line to determine that date is based on the calender we use today . and if you know anything about it you know it is off . the one we use is from the Egyptians . the one used before it was based on the Romans . it was lunar . and from it they determined that the world is only 6000 yrs old . as we know the earth is much older than that . but because the Romans were in control and it was set in stone that the earth is this old and absolutely no older . they then forced the new one to fit there calling . so what ever day we look to the heavens and see all the planets aligning then and only then will we know our true place in time .

    i see allot of people with Jesus remarks yet it has nothing to do with jesus at all .

    i must check out there Q &A

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    According to the Gregorian calendar, it's the year 2010. According to the Chinese calendar, it's the year 4695. According to the Hebrew calendar, it's the year 5771. According to the Islamic calendar, it's the year 1431. The only reason why the Gregorian calendar is used most often is because that's the one that was already in use by the US and Europe, who each produced a lot of the technology we use today. And the only reason they used it, was because centuries ago the dominant religion was Christianity. When you conquer lands and make colonies, you bring your calendar with you too. Christian scholars today don't even place the alleged birth of Jesus of Nazareth at 1 CE any more. That's one of the reasons why we don't even use the abbreviations "BC" and "AD" anymore, but the more accurate CE (Common Era) and BCE (Before Common Era). I've seen some Christians make the embarrassingly stupid argument that our use of this year system means that we have to all believe Christians. Well, we've named the days of the week after Pagan deities (Wednesday = Wodin, Thursday = Thor, Friday = Freya, etc.). So by that logic, only Pagans should use the days of the week names.

  • CSE
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    AD stands for Anno Domini, which means "In the year of our Lord", which is refering to Jesus.

    That's the religious affiliation it has.

    It was developed in the 6th century AD monk. It took several hundred years from that point for it to become popularized in Europe.

    Our time revolves around the assumed date of Jesus's birth not because he was obviously more human, but because the church had a massive amount of political power during the Medieval era. Europe was under control of the Carolingian Empire, who's ruler (a Catholic) decided to use this method of dating, and it just stayed after his empire collapsed.

    It's just a remnant from a time when religion and politics were intertwined as one.

  • 1 decade ago

    Interesting question dear!!!

    answer is same as you have mentioned... it is 2010 AD (anno domini)

    but it doesn't mean our time evolved around mythical characters... there were many civilizations before the birth of christ and that we acknowledged by saying 'XYZ years BC (before christ)'.

    now as far my knowledge concerns... people from this religion (who believes in Jesus) were spreaded across the world... britishers were ruling majority of continents at different time... now todays culture of any continent is a mixure of their previous rulers...

    like in India there were different rulers at different time viz Aryans, Mughals, Mauryas, Dravidians, Poras, Alexander, Islamic ruler Akbar and many more... all these people stayed and ruled this continent for around 1 to 4 centuries... all these rulers were having different beliefs, cultures and values... the new era was always a mixing of current and previous rulers' culture

    so ultimately everyone in our earth have accepted this calender (or had to accept it because of their predecessor was following it)

    it is really interesting to write to your question and would like to know others opinion on this

    Source(s): GK
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  • 1 decade ago

    2010 (MMX) is a common year that started on a Friday and is the current year. In the Gregorian calendar, it is the 2010th year of the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 10th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 1st of the 2010s decade.

    no religious affiliation to it

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Who cares? I mean all the days of the week are named after Norse gods, Christmas was stolen from the Pagans, Christianity is a rip-off of several religions preceding it. It's absolutely absurd to think that we should worship Jesus because of a damned calendar.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's been 2010 years since we started to keep track.

    Source(s): Oh, and it's year of the tiger.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jesus was born in 4 B.C., if he existed at all.

  • just use the Common Era (CE) system.

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