Free cam sesxs - Dating of the common era
As the Telegraph’s Christopher Booker noted: “The trouble with this politically-correct effort to spare offence to Muslims, Jews, atheists or other non-Christians from the use of a dating system tied to Jesus, is that it prompts any child to ask ‘So what is this Common Era based on?
’, and brings up the very point it seeks to avoid.” Controversy is raging in Australia over changing the national curriculum to reflect the new BCE orthodoxy.
Why then do we need CE and BCE when there are already established terms to represent these concepts?
The straightforward answer is that they were conceived as 'neutral' chronological terms, expressions that are not specifically anchored in Christianity and are therefore sensitive to all and any of the world's religions and belief systems.
While they may not be the language of everyday life, the new terms BCE, Before Common Era and CE , Common Era (first invented in the sixth century AD) are now the rule in order to express politically correct sensitivity to non-Christians.
Earlier this year, the first print run of a four-volume Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization was pulped by its American academic publishers following an outcry that it was biased in favour of Christianity, evidenced by its use of BC and AD instead of BCE and CE.
The use of BCE/CE, opponents claim, is offensive to Christians who recognize time as dated up to, and away from, the birth of Jesus.