Os progressistas continuam a querer mudar o mundo erradicando todos os sinais e marcas do cristianismo. Desta vez, substituem-se dos livos de história as expressões BC (Before Christ) e AD (Anno Domini - Ano do Senhor) pelas expressões religiosa e culturalmente mais neutras Before Common Era e Common Era.
E o sistema de ensino é o espaço privilegiado para se submeter a juventude a estas branqueamentos culturais e religiosos.
No BC and AD? That Spells Culture WarThe sensitivity police arrest our calendar.March 7, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer
If I write a date as 44 BC or 476 AD, you immediately know to what years I am referring.
Okay, now: what happens if you see the date 1115 CE? Or 927 BCE? Again, Pajamas Media readers are pretty smart. Even if you haven’t seen these abbreviations for “Before Common Era” and “Common Era,” you can probably guess that BCE and CE are indeed replacements for BC and AD.
But why replace them?
When I was growing up, about the only place you saw BCE or CE was in writings aimed at a Jewish or Jehovah’s Witness audience. In both cases, the goal was to avoid any statement that might imply that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah (Christos, the anointed one, in Greek). American Jews writing for a general audience generally did not use the BCE/CE notation, nor, near as I can tell, did American atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, or whatever. Why? Because BC/AD was just a dating system used for communicating with other educated people. No one would have seen the use of it as a confession of faith in Jesus Christ.
Now, here’s the question: how many high school graduates today would immediately know what BCE/CE means?
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Or is it a form of culture war?