Skip to comments.Abolish the Week! Itís unnatural. Itís unnecessary. Why the seven-day week has got to go.
Posted on 05/27/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT by C19fan
For eons, all manner of animals have lived their lives according to the cycles of the Earths rotation on its axis, the moons orbit around the Earth, and the Earths orbit around the sun. But why do we observe the week? The pattern of living on a seven-day cyclewith one or two of those days set aside for restis a relative novelty. Only in the past few centuries, with Western colonization of most of the world, have the majority of human societies adopted it.
The case for the week was never airtight. Its now weak and getting weaker. Most Westerners no longer observe a weekly Sabbath, and the coordination advantages of keeping everyone on the same uniform schedule have evaporated. So why does this arbitrary time cycle still dictate the rhythm of our lives? Is it time to abolish the week and find a better way to structure time?
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Why the seven day week? Something to do with the Bible? The Sabbath?
They already tried this, during the French Revolution.
They did away with the 60-minute hour, the 24-hour day, the 7-day week, the 12 months. Everything became powers of ten. Out with the old, in with the new.
You can see how that stood the test of time.
These liberals. Ignorance is strength, indeed.
But but according to the author it was those damn Christians, mainly Catholics, who resisted the glorious rationality of the 10 day calender. Since we are now a post-Christian society we can easily jettison the 7-day week.
However, this kind of nonsense is prophesied to be implemented in the last days (Daniel 7:25), "but not yet."
Touch my seven day week, and that hand won’t touch anything again.
And what's this arbitrary thing of making everyone abide by a tyrannical decimal system just because man was blessed with 10 fingers and 10 toes each? How about the sloths and the undulates and all the species with fewer digits?
(Why the seven day week? Something to do with the Bible? The Sabbath?)
Exactly! It’s an indirect attack on Christianity...yet again! Now that the gay marriage battle is almost won, time to shift to something else Christian to attack!
I’m surprised that the way we count years from the birth of Christ hasn’t been attacked yet. We are talking about some of the most vicious anti-Christian haters I have ever seen!
They have done that partially by using the Before Common Era/Common Era (BCE/CE) instead of BC/AD.
5 day week, two days off, 3-10 hr days.
Work hard play hard.
Also election day would be a forced national holiday.
It already has. AD is now CE. BC is now BCE.
Because God says so.
Neil Verwey, the late founder of Japan Mission, once told the story about a Japanese woman who was grateful for the God who had established Sundays, since prior to Christianity coming to Japan, there were no weeks, and people were lucky to get a day off once a month. Christianity liberates, wherever it's tried.
I believe it is based on the lunar cycles.
You know, howling at the full moon and all that...
I have been working 12 hour rotating modified shifts for decades. Four on, three off, three on, two off, and after each work cluster the shift changes from AM to PM and back. Once during the month you get six days off straight.You get two weekends off per month this way, and the company only needs two scheduled shifts instead of three each day. It requires four teams. For those with a 24/7 365 days a year employer, it’s the best schedule I’ve ever worked.
Now that's using your noodle...
Going to base ten did make calculations easier.
I’m going to guess that humans work best if we have a day of rest every seven days, and that going nine days before getting our day of rest will tire us out too much.
forget about it. It is bad enough now with people who don’t know when to give it a rest. I work with freaks who don’t know anything about business hours. I’m not playing.
Right and the Bible says this stuff will happen in the very last days, “but not yet.”
What kind of nonsense is this? The week was instituted by God himself and goes back as far as recorded history, the Bible, in the first chapter of Genesis.
However, this kind of nonsense is prophesied to be implemented in the last days (Daniel 7:25), “but not yet.”
And NO, I am not a JW. ;-)
The seven-day week adopted by the Romans did not come from the Jews. The astrologers invented it based on the fact that they knew of five planets plus the sun and the moon. Had they known of six planets, they would have had an eight-day week.
Productivity would shoot through the roof.
Egyptian had a 9 day work week.
this is the “people are just slaves” mentality. Family is illegal, rest is illegal, just work 365 like an obedient slave.
The Soviet Union tried to force New Soviet Man into a 10 day week cycle. It was done in large part to eliminate Sunday as a religious day of rest, just as this author wants to do. But it didn’t work with New Soviet Man either. He turned out to be a Vodka swilling wife beater.
” How about the sloths and the undulates and all the species with fewer digits? “
And how about Hound Dog Taylor?
I think this is, in the end, exactly what this proposal would lead to.
I don’t remember God’s Bible mentioning what happened on the eighth day, only the first seven. I guess there is always the bris...
Didn’t the Navy somewhat ‘toy’ with this in regards to the Nuclear Submarine Crews that were capable of being submerged for ‘weeks/months’ at a time?
“What kind of nonsense is this?”
B. Vanity of Vanities
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It already has. AD is now CE. BC is now BCE.
NOt in my world.
I chalk the CE and BCE users as group think bots.
I’ve seen similar suggestions, where you have a 10 hour day, with a 100 “minutes” & 100 “seconds” you’d still have the Solar day, but it would be 100,000s long instead of 86,400. The current Second is actually defined as so many billions of vibrations of some Cesium isotope anyway.
I suppose it would be more like Military Time, and without the annoying AM/PM or the 1 o’clock hour coming after 12 ;-)
I remember back in the 1970’s when I asked my grandmother what CE and BCE meant and she told me, “CE = Christian Era” and “BCE = Before Christian Era.”
Commandment Four: Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor and do all they work. But the seventh say is the sabbath of the Lord thy God.
That’s a good enough reason for me.
If you want to mess with something, why not change to 10 36-day months (or 12 30-day months) with a five-day “fallow period” at the end to round out a year? The months were originally aligned with moon phases, which no one really cares about anymore and whose 29.5-day cycle is not reflected in the calendar months anyway.
I just laugh when I hear/read the usage of BC/BCE.
The bigots who changed the terms never even realized that those designations still refer to the same timeline, with it’s foundational center point remaining as the birth of Christ. ;)
its not it’s.
Will they back off if we just call them quarter moons?
Abolish homosexuality. It’s unnatural and unnecessary.
BC now is Before The Common Era. BCE
AD is now After the Common Era. ACE
Right, we are free from the law and observation of rituals and days etc. Even the Sabbath, as Jesus said, was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
But the week was instituted before the law and tells us something about how God made us. Physically, it has been shown that we benefit greatly by resting one day out of seven. (More obvious, of course, is our need for approximately eight hours of sleep per day.) I believe God put man on hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly cycles, not for legalistic, religious reasons, but it seems like that's how he's made us because these are woven into the very creation itself as described in the first chapter of Genesis.
This has all the makings of oppression by trying to do away with the natural weekly cycle and regular rest (followed later most likely with attempting to do away with 24-hour days and regular daily rest).
The Bible predicts all of this in Daniel 7:25 during the very end of the age. So it's coming but, as the guy in the movie, Gladiator says, "Not yet."
That's nonsense. It was instituted in the very first chapter of the very first book of God's Word, the Bible, in the Book of Genesis, at least 6000 years ago, way before anything called "Rome" was on the scene.
What big government and its supporters and minions try to do every day.
It should be noted the French Revolution clock and calendar were part of the same “reforms” that included the metric system, which has been an enormous boon to science.
The USA is pretty much the only country that hasn’t gone metric at this point.
In the mid-1960’s, there was a proposal to add another day to the week. Maury Wills Day would be inserted between Friday and Saturday, creating an eight-day week with a three-day weekend.
It was around that time that the Beatles released a song entitled “Eight Days a Week.” They probably anticipated that if Maury Wills Day were added to the week, their song, being timely, would be a big hit.
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