Already talked to my kids about this and told them that it is BC and AD and never let anyone tell you otherwise.
This 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’m letting off mail to the BBC right now.
We have a calender in the west and we go by it and if those who come here do not like it then piss off.
I’ll go over there and respect their ways but you need to come here and respect our ways so before some liberal troll says we need to respect them when they come here then if that is the case where is my respect?
No where and respect is a two way street
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.
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.
“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.
Oh! I thought CE stood for Christ’s Era. Actually it does. Funny thedse PC wizards do not mind offending Christians.
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.
It started with British Jews around 1880, and was picked up by American Jews shortly thereafter.
It didn’t just start. It’s been going on for decades. Catholic schools were using history texts with BCE and CE in the 1980s.