Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

David Levinson (
19 Aug 1995 10:50:45 -0700 (Kenneth Crudup) wrote:
>In article
> (Helge Moulding) says:
>>Why, where in the world are you from that a week
>starts with a Sunday?
>>Only the most clueless start the week on any day other
>than Monday.
>What? I consider a week to be from Sun-Sat. A *work
>week*, however, starts on a Monday.
>Certainly I can't be alone in this?
> -Kenny

Sunday and Saturday are the 2 ends of the week, beginning and
ending, hence weekend.

The Religious Society of Friends (aka Quakers) uses numbers for
days and months, instead of these names based on planets and
pagan gods and emperors. For them Sunday is definitely
'First Day', Saturday is 'Seventh Day.'

Also Seventh Day Adventists are talking about Saturday.

I thought Christians changed their sabbath from Saturday, the
seventh day (for rest according to the bible) to Sunday in
honor of their solar god's resurrection.

(What do I know I'm pagan?)