BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

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BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#1 Post by J Miller » Wed May 17, 2017 9:04 am

When I was growing up, things that happened before Christ were labeled BC. Things that came after Christ were labeled AD.

Now more often I see CE and BCE. What does this really mean, and when did it come about, and who did it?
I don't like it, maybe cos I don't understand it.

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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#2 Post by BlaineG » Wed May 17, 2017 10:31 am

I love Google...

BCE (Before Common Era) and BC (Before Christ) mean the same thing- previous to year 1 CE (Common Era). This is the same as the year AD 1 (Anno Domini); the latter means “in the year of the lord,” often translated as “in the year of our lord.”

I'm guessing that Christians haven't gone to that. PC has really changed up the vocabulary. :roll:
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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#3 Post by Old Savage » Wed May 17, 2017 10:36 am

It is a secular attempt to eliminate Jesus from the dating system using similar letters. What made the era common? No good answer.
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#4 Post by GunnyMack » Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 am

Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD.
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#5 Post by Pitchy » Wed May 17, 2017 11:53 am

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 am
Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD.
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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#6 Post by J Miller » Wed May 17, 2017 1:03 pm

Blaine,

Thanks for looking it up for me.

I knew I didn't like this CE / BCE now I know why. I'll stick with BC / AD .

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#7 Post by jeepnik » Wed May 17, 2017 3:33 pm

I use BC and AD, as do my kids. But I fear that the generation after theirs will be totally PC and thus ignorant of all that went before. Which brings up the old saying, "those that fail to learn from history are bound to repeat it."
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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#8 Post by Merle » Wed May 17, 2017 7:30 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 am
Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD.
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#9 Post by Buck Elliott » Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 pm

BCE...??
The more you "understand" it, the less you'll like it..
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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#10 Post by Hawkeye2 » Thu May 18, 2017 8:23 am

Merle wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 7:30 pm
GunnyMack wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 am
Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD.
THE LEFT CAN GO POUND SALT!
That's a waste of good salt - they should use sand!!! :twisted:
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#11 Post by fordwannabe » Thu May 18, 2017 8:37 am

Gunny you do have a way with words! My thoughts exactly! What a bunch of whiney Azz balderdash.
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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#12 Post by Merle » Thu May 18, 2017 10:10 am

Hawkeye2 wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 8:23 am
Merle wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 7:30 pm
GunnyMack wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 am
Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD.
THE LEFT CAN GO POUND SALT!
That's a waste of good salt - they should use sand!!! :twisted:
That's a waste of good sand! They should pound their own poo back up rather than spreading it further.
Even better - with some broken glass mixed in for luck! :twisted:
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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#13 Post by mikld » Thu May 18, 2017 11:28 am

Hmmm. How does the PC police designate a reason for "Year 1"? Do they hope no one will connect Year 1 with Jesus? Are they hoping no one will notice and just take it for granted Year 1 is an arbitrary starting point? :evil:
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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#14 Post by Carlsen Highway » Fri May 19, 2017 2:17 am

Let us remember that Jesus was not born in the year 1 AD - he was born around 4 - 6 BC. This is why history professors and archaeologists, for whom dates are important, don't use BC/ AD anymore.

Its how archaeologists tell time. Before Common Era has been in use for long time, but is coming into common usage simply because more people I suppose are educated about what was previously just the domain of history professors and carbon dating lab technicians.
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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#15 Post by Bruce Scott » Fri May 19, 2017 4:48 am

It's hardly new:

"In the 17th century the term "vulgar era" first appears as a replacement for Anno Domini in the writings of the German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571-1630 CE). At this time "vulgar" did not mean "uncouth" but "common" or "ordinary" and was used to designate events previously noted as "in the year of the Lord" or, simply, the present era. The phrase "vulgar era" was then used by writers interchangeably with "after the time of Christ" or "in the common era" which eventually came to be written simply as "common era" and then CE which gave rise to BCE in defining events prior to the common era. The first use of "common era" in English dates to the 1708 publication of The History of the Works of the Learned or An Impartial Account of Books Lately Printed in all Parts of Europe with a Particular Relation of the State of Learning in Each Country printed for one H. Rhodes in London. The phrase appears in a sentence from page 513 which mentions "the fourth century of the common era"."

From: http://www.ancient.eu/article/1041/

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#16 Post by fordwannabe » Fri May 19, 2017 12:12 pm

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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#17 Post by Beaker » Sun May 21, 2017 9:33 pm

Want to make a liberal mad? Use for BCE Before Christian Era and for CE use Christian Era. 8)

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Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

#18 Post by Hawkeye2 » Mon May 22, 2017 9:15 am

Beaker wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 9:33 pm
Want to make a liberal mad? Use for BCE Before Christian Era and for CE use Christian Era. 8)
Anything to stress a liberal and cause lack of sleep. :D

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