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April 28, 2005

The New Merry Christmas

From the Washington Times:

In certain precincts of a world encouraged to embrace differences, Christ is out. The terms "B.C." and "A.D." increasingly are shunned by certain scholars. Educators and historians say schools from North America to Australia have been changing the terms "Before Christ," or B.C., to "Before Common Era," or B.C.E., and "anno Domini" (Latin for "in the year of the Lord") to "Common Era." In short, they're referred to as B.C.E. and C.E.


Apparently, these terms have been used in Hebrew lessons for more than a century, and for both religious and practical reasons. Under the B.C./A.D. system, there is no year zero and there is a 33-year gap representing the life of Christ.

Yet those considerations don't stop the fingerpointing:
Candace de Russy, a national writer on education and Catholic issues and a trustee for the State University of New York, doesn't accept the notion of fence-straddling. "The use of B.C.E. and C.E. is not mere verbal tweaking; rather it is integral to the leftist language police -- a concerted attack on the religious foundation of our social and political order," she said.
We morally corrosive liberals just won't quit.

posted at 11:29 PM by Wonky Muse

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