Re: Reply to: "C.E."

Sat, 29 Oct 1994 23:51:00 PDT

Jacobs writes:

" The use of `BCE' and `CE' is hardly new, being common
among most biblical scholars, classical archaeologists, historians, and many
others long before "politically correct" was cool (or not, depending on your
own view of the matter). In any case, it's painless to use and bears no
religious meaning upon its use, something not true of B.C. and A.D. To utter
these is, for some of us, making a significant statement. "

However, using C.E. instead of A.D. for the reason that use of the
latter requires making a "significant [religious] statement" then makes the
use of C.E. a "significant [religious] statement."

D. Read