Q: When TWC starts (2017 or 2023 - Whatever It Takes)
will the Gregorian year series continue
or start over as 0 TWC?
A: The year that TWC begins to be used will, of course, be the first TWC year but that fact does not interrupt the Gregorian sequence of years.
Changing the year number – or not - may be important to some people for a variety of reasons. Debate about that secondary proposal alongside efforts to change the Gregorian calendar to TWC would in fact distract from and possibly delay/prevent the primary goal. This calendar reform project is already big enough without adding an optional complication.
Try not to get too far ahead of yourself. The World Calendar will be so transformational as a new beginning in human history that the start date significance will connect with and attach to the event itself. Recognition of the timing, ranging from immediate to over several generations, will result - but not necessarily in association with the reform goal beforehand.
What happens to my birthday or
anniversary if the day no longer
appears in The World Calendar?
The World Calendar allocates 30 days each
in March, May, August and December. Birthdays and other
anniversaries that used the Gregorian 31st day in those
months will typically use the 30th of the same month for
purposes of observance in The World Calendar. As with either
calendar, actual celebration dates typically vary according
to preference and convenience. Dropping
the 31st does not change the fact that an event actually
occurred on the 31st. Records such as birth certificates
and drivers licenses continue to use the 31st whenever that
is the accurate date from the past. Similarly, obituaries
list actual dates, even if The World Calendar no longer
uses it. Starting in 2012, without additional repetitions
of those four days numbered 31, no more history will be
created for them.
Why is the World Calendar better than
the present Gregorian Calendar?
SIMPLE! The logic and simplicity allow instant access
from memory without references to paper or computer. Schools
and businesses no longer need to juggle around annually
shifting combinations of holidays. Equal length quarters
allow for better comparisons. Worlds Day and Leap-year
Day holidays can help bring a sense of world unity as
individuals everywhere celebrate according to their own
ALSO, this planet
and its growing population will fare better ecologically
without an outmoded calendar unnecessarily drawing upon
natural resources. Because it is perpetual, the World
Calendar is reusable year after year.
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Why change in 2017, 2023?
The years 2016 and 2022 end on Saturday and
the World Calendar always begins on Sunday. This combination
allows for transition without any disruption to the flow
of daily activity.
SEE 'Whatever It Takes' for more detail and significance.
IF not 2012, when?
Strictly speaking, other Gregorian calendar years that
begin on Sunday would allow similar transition. The earliest
recent date would have been 2006, but that was size unreasonably
soon for a number of reasons. After 2012, 2017 and 2023 are the
next two Gregorian years that begin on Sunday.
should ask, however, what can't
be done between now and 2017 that
could actually require waiting until 2017? What can possibly
justify five more years of waste and inefficiency? Willingness
to act now with sufficient resolution allows 1 January
2012 to remain the ideal transition date.
How could I have missed knowing about
The World Calendar before now?
There might not be any
single answer, so don't feel like you've been missing
out on something obvious. Any answer might include some
guesswork since anyone who heard of The World Calendar
last century can't say why they didn't and anyone who
didn't is left asking why not?
serious attempt to reform the calendar ended in the mid-1950s,
about the time black and white televisions were becoming
available for home use. Personal computers with satellites
to connect them were still decades away. Each advance
in communication technology has helped the spread of ideas
become less easily controlled and more people are learning
about The World Calendar now than ever before.
One thing for
sure is that we're glad you are learning about The World
Calendar this time around.
of occasional e-mail inquiry:
"I am wondering how
you suggest that days of worship be determined under The
World Calendar? As you are probably aware, Muslims revere
Friday, most Christians consider Sunday their day of worship,
while Jews and some Christians consider Saturday to be
their day of worship. Have you had feedback from various
religious organizations or concerned people regarding
the fact (??) that,
under The World Calendar, days of worship would shift
1-2 days every year when compared with the current weekly
to celebrate each Worldsday and Leapyear Day holiday as
a Double Sabbath solves the traditional-week
dilemma. Unless and until individuals justify denying themselves
this personal and non-prohibited choice, continuity of the
week continues without interruption.'
Calendar Has a Mathematical Problem That the Clock Does
of absolute chronological knowledge when attempting to apply
ancient historical calendar data are, simply, risky ventures
without solid base. Even the relatively recent development
of the week itself varies in definition and accounts of
'When we ignore the most obvious of obstacles in light of
available replacements, we consciously shape the future
according to the known limits of our circumstances. Ignorance
finds acceptance only until willingness to learn affects
it accordingly. A world that unnecessarily keeps a calendar
that those who use it cannot memorize condemns us to focus
on beliefs of past rather than our enlightened future.'
which day of the week was Earth created? Until you answer
that with proof, your questions are part of the exhaustive
confusion that previous generations allowed.
is nothing to fear but fear of self.