This is a request for information, so I don’t think that it belongs in the Debates.
I understand that many Christians believe something special will happen 2000 years after Jesus was born. My question is: Wasn’t that 3 years ago?
I have head many claims that when the Christian calendar was set up, it was later found to be in error, and that Jesus was actually born 4 years before the time they originally thought. So I guess what I’m asking is: Is that idea just from some revisionist heretics, or is it genuine mainstream thought?
I can understand why ordinary people want to party for Y2K because it is a nice round number. But it seems to me that the Pope and so many others would not be making a big deal about it unless it had some kind of real significance. But if the “4 year error” is for real, then we’ve already been in the new millenium for quite some time now.