Skip to comments.BBC drops Anno Domini and Before Christ to avoid offending non-Christians
Posted on 09/26/2011 2:58:25 PM PDT by knighthawk
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They aren’t trying to determine what you call your calendar. BCE and CE are generally only used by the professional history crowd, and even more so by those whose specialty is outside the normal bounds of the “Christian world”. There’s no movement by them to make anybody else change, they don’t really care how you label years, much like how you probably don’t care how they label years.
Not making any such claims, don’t even know how you could possibly think I was making any such claim.
Yes. Created in error.
How do we know he was in error? Isn’t it possible that he had access to sources that are no longer extant?
There was an article in the telegraph arguing that a conjuction of Jupiter and Venus was the star of the Nativity which occurred in July of 2BC. So just 6 months off. ;)
Far narrower than the accepted range for AUC.
Ok, so how come its suddenly become "offensive" now? In any case, I think more non-christians are bemused at this idiocy than are offended.
I always found it the exact opposite actually. Liberals tend to graduate towards the touchy-feely subjects like sociology, Eng Lit, “womyns studies”. Hard scientists are either conservative or completely disinterested.
anther term for PC anti-Christian balderdash. Let me know when you start using different names for the weekdays since they pay homage to Norse gods. We wouldn't want to OFFEND anyone, dontcha know.
Way to selectively edit. A label that’s been around for 400 years isn’t PC. Anybody offended by calendar labeling, ANY calendar labeling, is a complete idiot. The only anybody dumber is the person changing labels to avoid offending. BCE and CE were NOT created to avoid offense, they were created to discuss cultures for which BC and AD were not culturally relevant with people who didn’t know that culture well enough to use the “proper” local labeling. That is their purpose, that has been their purpose for hundreds of years, usage outside that purpose is silly, reading them as something outside that purpose is silly.
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