It’s part of an overall long-range plan by an unbelieving intelligentsia to remove Christian belief from society, as they subscribe to the utterly oversimplified view that religion is the primary cause of war.
In their little fantasy world, they have devised this part of the plan as:
a) start off by using CE as “Christian Era” under the guise of being sensitive to other religions who may have their own calendars; Christians who don’t get the important point that “Lord” has been removed will be happy because the word Christian is included.
b) after a few years, start referring to CE as “Common Era”, sliding further down the slope, proposing that this 1/1/0000 date is just an arbitrary point in time. The word Lord had to be removed to do that. Now, it’s just an origin date for our present commonly used calendar that all nations agree on merely for convenience.
The overall plan includes such other games as multi-culturalism and scraping Biblical inscriptions off of American historical places and objects.
All true. I remember when the great Dead Sea Scrolls were rolled out—we kept hearing about how they were going to change the beliefs of Christians, repudiate the Old Testament, negate the whole of western civ. But I think they were just repeating the reviews (pardon me, “scholarly criticism”) of “The Passover Plot.”