[Milton-L] Help with a pedagogical question

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Thu Oct 1 14:38:40 EDT 2009

..  Take, for one example, the current
>   practice of writing C.E. and B.C. E. instead of
>   A.D and B.C.  If I were a Muslim or a Jew or a Hindu
>   I would find B.C.E incomparably more offensive than
>   B.C.  Who says that this is the Christian era? 
>   "Before Christ" is relatively neutral

Gentle correction: BCE means "Before the Common Era," C.E> means the "Common Era, " that is, now.

>   .
Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU, ret.
JMU Safe Zones supporter
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston

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