Before Christ verse Before Current Era
For many years now we have read in articles where the initials B.C.E. are used instead of B.C. For example, when we read something about ancient Greece, we read now, 258 BCE. This is when a writer is given a date for some event, person or artefact that is over 2,000 years old. We have also read when the date related to the article is less than 2,000 years old the initials C.E. instead of A.D.
First, let me give the meaning of these letters for those who don’t know. B.C. means and B.C.E., which, by the way can be written as: BC and BCE.
BC, means, of course, Before Christ. BCE, which is now being used means Before Common Era.
Now we go on to AD verses CE. AD, which is used with many articles of persons, events and objects comes from the Latin meaning anno domini. This, of course is used after the birth of Christ. Now, this is replaced with CE, which means Common Era.
So, why the change when we already have initials?
The real reason is simple – that the people in Oxford University – who make the changes in the English dictionary, wants to take any reference to the word “Christ” out of our dating, thus, out of our writing.
Now, you can be sure that these professors were given orders by those not only hold the real power but also are anti-Christian. There are people who actually make it part of their religion to attacking Christ, Christians and Christianity.
Writing and speaking is also accommodating to “political correctness,” where you don’t want to offend anyone. With all the Muslims in England and America and with the other non-Christians and those who simply have no religion, the “powers-that-be” don’t want to offend anyone.
What is sad to see are those who call themselves patriots and people who love freedom using BCE and CE. They know that it’s the government, media and educational system that is pushing for political correctness. The patriots and conservative Christians know of the extreme that the laws go to where they enforce such “p.c.” language. For example, in England you cannot use the word “gypsy” as this offends those who are. You can be fined and even jailed for using this “dirty” word.
So, why in the world don’t these people who know that p.c. is based on a lie and used to destroy our language and culture cater to those who use the BCE and CE?
Have some fun with the anti-Christ’s
Y = You
H = Him
Y: Does BCE mean Before Christ Era?
H: No, it means Before the Current Era.
Y: So, what date do you use to establish this era?
H: (He gets fidgety and thinks for a moment.) We use the birth of Christ.
Y: So, why don’t you use BC that had been in use for over generations?
Now, this is when he gets nervous, moves around in his chair more. He could say a number of things such as, “We don’t want to offend those who are not Christian.”
Ask the person you are talking to if he is a Christian. If he says yes, ask why he is putting himself under the control of non-Christians. If he is not a Christian, ask him if he is offended when it is used? If he says yes, tell him that for thousands of years there were no complaints from them. So, they were conditioned by the media to have a negative reaction to something they didn’t have before.
So, if people of other religions get offended – TOUGH!
I will continue to use BC and AD in my writings. And if I’m reading something to someone I will insert BC or AD to establish my right for my belief in Christianity.
A.D. vs C.E.
The same thing can be said for C.E., which stands for Current Era, or Common Era.
Common Era or Current Era (CE) is one of the notation systems for the world’s most widely used calendar era. BCE (Before the Common Era/Before the Current Era) is the era before CE.
Wikipedia says: The year numbering system used with Common Era notation was devised by the Christian monk Dionysius Exiguus in the year 525 to replace the Era of Martyrs system, because he did not wish to continue the memory of a tyrant who persecuted Christians. He attempted to number years from an initial reference date (“epoch”), an event he referred to as the Incarnation of Jesus. Dionysius labeled the column of the table in which he introduced the new era as “Anni Domini Nostri Jesu Christi”.
But why has it all of a sudden being used now? Simply because it detaches it’s self from the incarnation of Christ. And, it’s ‘not politically correct.’ This is all the more reason why Christian should continue to use BC and AD.