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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This is more proof, if any was needed, that most of Europe is in a post-Christian era.
I read books with a pen in hand. When I see this non-sense of CE and BCE, I scratch it out and put in AD and BC.
I just read “CE” as “Christian Era” and “BCE” as “Before the Christian Era”.
Actually, scholarly journals and dissertations have used the BCE and CE moniker for 20 years or more...yes, for totally PC reasons.
It certainly did NOT start with Wikipedia...and I’m very surpised the BBC itself hasn’t used this for years.
To me it is a bit silly...since it is referring to the same calendar system as BC and AD.
Depends on what you mean by ‘where’?
Where I was educated as a child?
Where I took my high school education and my introduction to the discipline?
Where I began my university education?
Where I finally undertook my discipline as a historian?
Where I began my instruction?
Where I teach now? :)
Let me know and I’ll PM you.
“his all started not too long ago from guess where, Wikipedia.
They had changed it to CE for common era and BCE before common era”
I remember hearing those terms used back when I was in college, early 1980’s. It goes back a long while.
We always called it Boring British Crap.
just in your travels and who you meet in the profession.
I lived up in Boston form some time and found half of historians were liberals but since moving down here I have found in St Augustine FL to east TN they tend to be more conservative.
The teachers my kids have had have all been conservative and my oldest had a great teacher who taught them that BCE is what some are saying but he still uses BC etc.
Humanists have been using it for at least 30 years.
Thank you for that info and thank you to red state rocker.
I only found this info since moving over here from England in the last few years.
However I do know that the site I gave was started because of wikipedia but again thank you for that correction.
Like another poster said one could change the letters to before Christs era and Christs era, still IMHO this is all stupid and it should stay as BC AD
Heck, when I see the word “ROME” I scratch it out and put in “TUSCANY”. How’s them apples!
Oh! I thought CE stood for Christ’s Era. Actually it does. Funny thedse PC wizards do not mind offending Christians.
CE = Christian era
I've seen that before. A simple way to circumvent them.
Well, the BBC has offended me, a Christian!
it shows us how stupid the left are when they devote their time to such issues like this.
Never in my life will I use BCE, it’s just down right stupid
watch the loons now come up with another abbreviation LOL.
It started a long before there ever was an internet. CE and BCE are the common normal terms used by archeologists working on non-Christian parts of world history, because it’s silly to date Chinese statues based on events in the Mediterranean.
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