British Schools Ditch ‘BC’ and ‘AD’ to Avoid Offending Non-Christians

(Evangelical Focus) A growing number of British schools are removing the historical terms BC and AD from religious education lessons in a bid to avoid offending non-Christians.

The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini (which means ‘the year of the Lord’), are being ditched for BCE—Before Common Era, and CE—Common Era.

The new terms still denote the periods before and after the birth of Christ.

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  • MarkT.

    BCE – Before Christian Era
    CE – Christian Era

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      you beat me ……..

  • dansLaRue

    To avoid offending non-christians, or to adopt the prevailing scientific nomenclature…you decide. In fact, many anthropologists now use BP ( before present).

    • Lexical Cannibal

      Tsk, it’s those dastardly anti-god scientists, at it again. It starts with taking God out of our dating system, but how long before they try to eugenicize the Christian gene out of all mankind?!

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    BCE …. Before Christian Era ……. CE ….. Christian Era …… silly rabbits ………..

    • james blue

      BCE- before common era CE- Common era. Goes back a few centuries and is not a new thing.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        nope … but nice try ….. we do not care ………

        • james blue

          Yep and you do care………

  • Darwin C

    BCE and CE have been in use by some since the mid 1800s, and in common use since the late 20th century.

    And “before Christ” no longer makes sense since Jesus is now estimated to have been born about 4 to 6 years “before Christ.”

    You believe Jesus is Lord. This is fine. I don’t understand why you then expect people the world over to use the phrase “in the year of our Lord” (Anno Domini – AD). You do understand that other religions and beliefs exist, right?

    • Paladin Roy

      BUT … there is only ONE Lord. Even satan calls the only Living God, ‘Lord’. There IS no other God below Him, none beside Him, neither is there any above Him.

      Just because one wants to call this thing “lord”, or that thing “lord”, does nothing but make one a liar.

      • “BUT … there is only ONE Lord.”

        Prove it. There’s not a shred of evidence that ANY god exists.

  • Tangent002

    BCE = Before Cary Elwes
    CE = Cary Elwes